Some motor carriers who work frequently at the Port of Oakland are being outfitted with radio frequency identification equipment as the port prepares to enforce its new diesel emissions restrictions in January.
On Jan. 1, 2010, diesel trucks with engines model year 1993 and older are banned from entering the port, as well as trucks with engines model year 1994 to 2003 that aren’t retrofitted with diesel particulate filters.
News reports said that as of early December, several motor carriers that regularly service the port have been outfitted with RFID technology to be used to track the trucks while they are on port property.
For more information on the Port of Oakland’s diesel emissions rule, visit the port’s Web site.
– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer