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Non-Container Terminal Access Stickers Program

The Non-Container Terminal Access Sticker Program became effective on February 18, 2009. The noncontainer terminal access stickers were created to give non-radio frequency identification (RFID) equipped (noncontainer) terminals a clear visual method to identify compliant trucks in the Ports' Clean Trucks Program. All trucks serving non-RFID equipped terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are required to operate under a valid concession and have a valid non-container terminal access sticker placed on the driver side of the vehicle or a Single Day Access Pass on the dashboard to gain entry into the terminals. Beginning March 1, 2011, only cargo trucks displaying an annual noncontainer terminal access sticker, a valid Day Pass or Exempt Sticker (see copies of the current stickers below) will be allowed access to non-container terminals.





NOTE: The Non-Container Terminal Access Stickers are for non-RFID terminals only. All container terminals at the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles use RFID readers at their entry gates. If your trucks only call container terminals, you do not need to apply for Non-Container Terminal Access Stickers.

How to apply for Non-Container Terminal Access Stickers:

1. Register your trucks in the Ports' Drayage Truck Registry.

Register in the PDTR

All trucks that require a Non-Container Terminal Access Sticker need to be registered in the Ports' Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR). The PDTR can be accessed at https://pdtr.cleanairactionplan.org/ . If you do not already have a PDTR account, you will need to create one.

Note: If you have already registered this truck in the PDTR for access to a container terminal with a RFID, you only need to submit your truck list to Tetra Tech as described in step 2 below.

2. E-mail your Truck List to Tetra Tech

After you have registered your trucks on the PDTR, you will need to e-mail a list of your registered trucks to the Ports‟ contractor, Tetra Tech, at ctp@tetratech.com. The list should include your company name and VIN for each registered truck. A spreadsheet template is available for download below.

View Terminal Access Sticker Request Form

Upon receipt, Tetra Tech will verify that the trucks you have submitted are registered in the PDTR.

3. Have the stickers applied to your Truck(s)

Once Tetra Tech has verified that your trucks are registered in the PDTR, in order to obtain a sticker, you should bring your truck(s) to the Terminal Access Center (TAC) located at Pier S Ave. and New Dock St. on Terminal Island. The TAC is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays. Depending on whether you plan to access non-container terminals at both ports, it will cost $100 per port or $200 total. Notably, if you also service container terminals and have already paid your annual fee you won't be charged to obtain a non-container terminal access sticker. The non-container terminal access stickers must be picked up with the truck present at the TAC and sticker application must be witnessed by TAC staff at the time of issuance.

4. Exempt Truck Stickers

Exempt Stickers are available for vehicles that are exempt from the Clean Truck Program due to the following California Air Resources Board – Dedicated-Use exemption guidelines:


Exempt vehicles are typically Class 8 heavy-duty trucks which are not configured to haul containers. Examples include: automobile carriers, tanker trucks, and power units with non-standard fifth wheel configurations. These vehicles must display an exempt sticker to gain access to terminals. This requirement will be strictly enforced.

The Non-Container Terminal Access Sticker Program initially made a "Gold-Exempt" sticker available for vehicles that are exempt from the Clean Truck Program. However, due to recent changes in the program, as of July 1, 2011 the gold exempt stickers are no longer valid. Exempt trucks with the gold sticker should go to the TAC to receive the current "berry" exempt sticker. There is no fee to register as an exempt truck or for the receipt of an exempt sticker. In order to receive an exempt sticker, exempt trucks must be inspected at the TAC. The exempt truck must be present and verified to receive the sticker and sticker application must be witnessed by TAC staff at the time of issuance. Additionally, the Ports will record the truck VIN at the time the sticker is issued.

If you are a LMC that services non-container terminals, you may contact the Clean Trucks Program c/o Ms. Kelly Trainor at (626) 470-2378 to receive specific information on what is required to gain entry into non-container terminals and a Frequently Asked Questions Tutorial is provided below for your use.

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