Licensed Motor Carriers (LMCs) and Independent Owner Operators (IOOs) that transport cargo to and from California's ports or intermodal rail facilities must register their 1994 and newer Class 8 diesel-fueled trucks in the California Air Resources Board Drayage Truck Registry (ARB DTR). Port drayage diesel-fueled trucks, including those from outside the state or country, are required to register in the state truck registry. This includes port drayage trucks fueled by bio-diesel blends.
For more information: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/truckstop.htm
Port Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR)
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). It is important for Licensed Motor Carriers (LMC) to confirm their Concession status and maintain accurate truck data in the PDTR.To obtain access to the PDTR, click on https://pdtr.cleanairactionplan.org/ and register.
Notice of Court Decision and Impact on Clean Truck Program
List of Companies with Clean Trucks
Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Concessionaires
Concession Review Program
A central element of the Clean Truck Program, the Concession Program, establishes a contractual relationship between the Port of Los Angeles and Licensed Motor Carriers (LMCs). All LMCs making regular calls at Port container terminals are required to have a pending or approved concession agreement. Concessionaires are responsible for operating trucks that meet a series of increasingly stringent emissions standards, compliance with vehicle safety and maintenance standards, and safety training of drivers. When available, Concessionaires can apply for grants/funding designed to assist them in putting clean trucks into drayage service. To date, POLA has concession agreements with almost 900 LMCs.
To initiate the Concession process, complete:
You may submit the documents to:
POLA Clean Truck Program Concession Agreement
c/o Tetra Tech
3475 E. Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
Temporary Access (Daily) Permits
The Port is issuing “temporary access permits” to out-of-state and infrequent Licensed Motor Carriers (LMCs) that do not have a Port concession and make infrequent calls to the Port. The temporary access permits will allow entry of trucks operating under their authority into the Port’s marine terminals. They will be provided to LMCs that move cargo 24 times a year or less through the Port of Los Angeles, providing an easy process to gain entry to marine terminals without having to become concessionaires. Temporary access permits will only be made available to trucks that meet Port of Los Angeles ban requirements and these trucks will not be exempt from truck tariff fees.
To obtain a temporary access permit, a LMC will be able to visit the Temporary Access Permit website at mycleantrucks.com. There, easy-to-follow instructions will guide the LMC through the registration process. The LMC will be required to identify which port they will be dropping off or picking up cargo, and provide information on the truck being permitted. The Port has suspended the temporary access administration fee until further notice.
For more information about the Temporary Access Permit program or the Clean Truck Program, call 866-721-5686 or email [email protected].
Standard Operating Procedure For Reporting and Handling of Potential Container Switch (Dray–Off) Incidents
Notice of Default of Drayage Services Concession Agreement
If you have received a Notice of Default from the Port of Los Angeles and you would like to contest the Notice please fill out the following form:
Please submit this form and supporting documents to:
POLA Clean Truck Program Concession Administrator
c/o Tetra Tech
3475 E. Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
Non-Container Terminal Access Stickers Program
The Non-Container Terminal Access Sticker Program became effective on February 18, 2009. The non-container terminal access stickers were created to give non-radio frequency identification (RFID) equipped (non-container) terminals a clear visual method to identify compliant trucks in the ports' Clean Truck(s) Programs. 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. As of March 1, 2011, only cargo trucks displaying an annual non-container terminal access sticker, a valid Day Pass or Exempt Sticker (see copies of the current stickers below) are allowed access to non-container terminals.
DAY PASS DECAL:
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.
All trucks that require a Non-Container Terminal Access Sticker need to be registered in the Ports' Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR). If you do not already have a PDTR account, you will need to create one. 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.
Register for PDTR
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 [email protected]. The list should include your company name and VIN for each registered truck. A spreadsheet template is available here: 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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's Dedicated-Use exemption guidelines: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/porttruck/truckexemptionguidelines.pdf
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 Tetra Tech at (626) 470-2378 to receive specific information on what is required to gain entry into non-container terminals.
- Standard Operating Procedure For Reporting and Handling of Potential Container Switch (Dray–Off) Incidents
- Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Concessionaires
- List of Companies with Clean Trucks
- Truck Move Analysis Data (updated monthly)
- San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP)
- CAAP 2017 Update Fact Sheet
- Clean Truck Program Tariff Change Fact Sheet
- Port of Los Angeles Tariff No. 4 - Section 20 - Clean Air Action Plan - General Rules and Regulations