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Ports of Long Beach, L.A launch measure for cleaner trucks
The move will require new trucks that visit marine terminals to be 2014 model year or newer. The requirement will enter into force on October 1, 2018, and applies only to trucks that are not currently registered in the Ports Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR).

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the measure on June 21, with the final approval expected in July. The requirement does not apply to trucks already registered in the PDTR and current on their annual registration dues.

The two ports will cooperate on truck standards and other air quality measures as part of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The tariff change is the first in a series of steps the ports will take in order to promote clean truck progress under the 2017 CAAP Update, approved last November.

Future steps include waiving the annual PDTR registration fee for near-zero and zero emissions trucks and charging a rate for cargo moves by truck with exemptions for trucks that meet near-zero and zero emissions standards.

Reducing pollution from heavy-duty trucks is vital to clean air progress at the San Pedro Bay Ports. Since 2005, the ports have limited overall emissions of diesel particulate matter 87%, sulfur dioxide 97% and nitrogen oxides 56%.

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