Marine Terminal Operators Meet Deadline to Comply With New CARB Clean Trucks Regulation

Terminals Use Existing RFID System to Enable Reporting With No Additional Work Required from Truck and Cargo Owners

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 30, 2009 – Marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach today announced they have met the deadline to comply with a new clean trucks regulation from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). By modifying radio frequency identification (RFID) systems previously installed at the terminals under the PierPASS program, terminal operators will meet CARB’s new reporting requirement without requiring additional registration or other action from truck and cargo owners.

“The RFID technology established by PierPASS will help ease the pains of compliance by making the process smooth and convenient for truckers and the marine terminal operators,” said Bruce Wargo, PierPASS President and CEO.

As part of its efforts to control emissions from diesel-fueled, heavy duty drayage trucks, CARB has ordered the ports to report back to CARB all non-compliant trucks entering marine terminals or rail yards. In order to comply with the new CARB requirement, the terminal operators will report information already collected by the Drayage Truck Registry for each drayage truck entering the marine container terminals.

Through the RFID system, the terminals are ready to comply with the new requirements and seamlessly work with the ports and the State of California to meet regulations and requirements.

CARB requires reporting to begin today. With the new RFID software implementation, PierPASS will communicate the information to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which will report the information to CARB.

For information on truck compliance regulations, go to https://arber.arb.ca.gov/publicDtrSearch.arb.

To register trucks with CARB, go to http://www.arb.ca.gov/drayagetruck.

For information on PierPASS, go to www.pierpass.org.