In May 2020, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles equip heavy-duty natural gas trucks with nearly zero emissions (NZE) in the feasibility assessment of Drayage Trucks at the highest level of readiness technology – TRL 9. NZE natural gas trucks are the first port assessment technology to achieve TRL 9. Both ports are in the process of updating their Clean Air Action Plan, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The 2017 update contains 14 strategies for reducing emissions, investing in emission-free infrastructure, promoting freight efficiency and managing energy resources. Ports are proposing to update the Clean Trucks program so that they can move from older trucks to emission-free trucks by 2035. As part of the Clean Truck Program, terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have gradually banned older truck models. The first ban, in October 2008, sewed all truck models before 1989. In January 2010, ports banned trucks manufactured between 1989 and 1993. During this period, trucks manufactured between 1994 and 2003 were allowed to continue operating in ports if they were equipped with exhaust gas filters that significantly reduced their emissions. In January 2012, the program banned all trucks that did not meet federal clean vehicle emission standards in 2007. “MDB Transportation has had great success with the 30 near-emission-free natural gas trucks in our fleet and plans to use an additional 40 trucks by mid-2021,” said Jack Khudikyan, principal owner of MDB Transportation. “The 12-litre natural gas trucks were a seamless substitute for our diesel trucks, due to their 600-mile range and the great power and speed they offer by pulling a full container.” The Clean Truck Program has been successful in helping the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet their emission reduction targets.
However, a program of this complex may not be necessary at all in the United States. Ports. Smaller ports may be possible to handle a similar program through a simpler approach, for example. B a Vehicle Information Number (VIN) or a license plate database. Ultimately, for ports interested in implementing a clean truck program, it is important to develop a low-cost data system that best meets their goals. Every day, more than 17,000 Drayage trucks carry cargo to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — nearly 40 percent of the country`s total containerized imports and 25 percent of total exports. Diesel trucks are one of the biggest sources of emissions in Southern California and contribute to the persistence of poor air quality in the region – the worst in the nation. 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 For photos of high-resolution trucks from Tradelink Transport, Total Transportation Solutions, Inc (TTSI) and MDB Transportation, email Celeste.Griffy@gladstein.org When developing the Clean Air Action Plan, the ports organized a stakeholder committee made up of representatives from environmental groups, environmental authorities and the marine industry. and freight owners.
Ports have held dozens of outreach meetings with carriers to discuss issues of interest to truck owners and operators. To track compliant trucks, ports have developed the Drayage Truck Registry, which serves as a common data system for both ports. In addition to tracking truck movements in real time at both ports, the registry allows drivers to register trucks and pay online access fees by credit card or check. In its first year at POLA, the program reduced truck emissions in the port by about 70 percent….