The Port of Los Angeles believes these measures will further accelerate the transition to clean trucks by allowing them to hold companies to account for truck maintenance and the employment of skilled drivers. They continue to believe that this will ensure an adequate supply of drivers, improve truck safety and maintenance while reducing emissions, improving safety in ports and reducing the negative impact of Drayage services on local communities. The Port of Long Beach does not have this requirement. The PTC used a phased approach to replace about 16,000 old Drayage trucks that served the ports. To replace the trucks until 2012, the CTP set up a concession program and provided subsidies from POLA, POLB and the State of California. Main elements of the program included: NOTE: Terminal Access non-container stickers are reserved for non-RFID terminals. All container terminals at the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles use RFID readers at their front doors. The plan`s TCO aimed to reduce air pollution from heavy goods vehicles by 80% by 2012 and rapidly modernize the Drayage fleet without disrupting trade. In 2008, POLA and POLB (San Pedro Bay Ports) selected Tetra Tech as the concession and grant administrator for the implementation of the CTP. San Pedro, California – July 18, 2008 – The Port of Los Angeles today released its concession agreement and application for a clean trucking program. The concession agreement aims to foster the development of the Port Drayage market towards an asset-based system, in which licensed engine carriers (LMCs) enter into Drayage concession contracts with the port and are responsible for the ownership and maintenance of trucks used for the performance of Drayage services in the port.
The port grants “temporary access permissions” to non-governmental and rare engine carriers (LMCs) that do not have a port concession and rarely call at the port.