Truckers visiting CA ports must sign up with CARB now

| 9/30/2009

Truck owners who make stops at California ports have reached an important deadline.

Trucks that visit ports in California are required to be signed up with the California Air Resources Board’s drayage registry by Sept. 30. The application can be found here. For more information, click here.

Truckers visiting the ports on Oct. 1 and later must be signed up with the drayage registry.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, trucks with 1993 or older engines are banned at ports and intermodal rail yards. Also on New Year’s Day, trucks with model year 1994-2003 engines must be equipped with a CARB-approved diesel particulate filter.

The CARB port rule is different from local port plans adopted by ports at Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland, which have their own equipment limits.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer