If you’re planning on upgrading your truck to service the port, register it quick or it will have to be a 2014 model year or newer.
New trucks entering service at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as of Oct. 1, 2018, must be model year 2014 or newer, as the ports move forward with efforts to improve air quality and reduce the health impacts of air pollution. The new requirement applies only to trucks registering in the PDTR for the first time. All trucks in port service are currently required to be 2007 model year or newer through 2023.
As part of the Ports’ Clean Trucks Program, all trucks going into marine terminals in the two ports must be on the Port Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR). Trucks that are already registered as of Sept. 30 will be allowed to continue operating at the ports, as long as they are current on their annual dues and compliant with emission regulations set by the California Air Resources Board.
New strategies seek to phase out older trucks, with a goal of transitioning to zero-emission trucks by 2035.