PROGRAMS Efficiency does not need to come at a cost to the environment
CRT and its members support the implementation of clean truck programs designed to reduce diesel emissions from port drayage trucks in an efficient, responsible, cost-effective and sustainable manner in ports across the country.
Key features of Clean Truck Programs include:
Engaging with port communities and stakeholders to identify opportunities to partner together to reduce diesel pollution from port drayage activities.
Conducting an emissions inventory from port-related activities to assess opportunities for air quality improvement.
Developing a collective and stakeholder-driven process to set goals for air quality improvement from port drayage activities.
Creating an action plan for meeting those air quality goals that recognizes the unique needs of individual ports.
Implementing air quality action plans through the collaborative efforts of ports and their customers.
PORT COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
This map provides an overview of the clean truck programs which have been developed in port communities across the country, with the goal of balancing air quality challenges with the economic need for ports to remain attractive gateways for maritime trade.
Ports that are participating in the program are shown on the map. By selecting their map pins, you can learn more about their involvement.
Starting Jan. 1, 2019 only trucks newer than 2007 or equipped with a certified retrofit will be allowed to call upon our international container terminals. The Clean Truck Program requirements reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by up to 90 percent per truck.
After January 1, 2018, all drayage trucks entering container terminals at the Port of Seattle were required to have an engine manufactured in 2007 or later. The port and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency launched the ScRAP 2 program to help truck owners meet this requirement.
Effective January 2010, the Port of Oakland bars the entry of all drayage trucks that cannot prove compliance with CARB emissions requirements. Currently, all engines manufactured 2007 and after are in compliance. On January 1, 2023, trucks will be required to have model year 2010 or newer engines.
Port of LA
As of October 1, 2018, new trucks entering service at the Port of Los Angeles must be model year 2014 or newer. As part of the Clean Truck Program, all trucks entering marine terminals must be on the Port Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR).
Commencing on Oct. 1, 2018, any new trucks registered in the Port Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR) must be model year 2014 or newer.
Partnering with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Environmental Defense Fund, Port Houston has created the Port Drayage Truck Bridge Loan Program. This program has helped to finance, on average, the replacement of 50 trucks per year with newer low-emission models.
Effective January 1, 2014, all trucks entering the Port of Charleston are required to have engines manufactured in 1993 or after. The South Carolina Ports Authority performs both on-terminal and digital spot checks to ensure compliance.
Since 2006, the Port of Virginia’s Green Operator Program has funded the replacement or retrofitting of more than 480 dray trucks to ensure compliance with new EPA emissions standards. This voluntary program aims to reduce pollution by removing older trucks from the road—all replaced trucks are required to be scrapped, with proof of scrappage required for compliance.
NY & New Jersey
The CRT-supported New York and New Jersey Dirty Truck Ban will improve air quality, reduce associated human health and the environment effects, and reduce maritime-related greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with climate change.