California ARB Proposed Regulation to Control Emissions From In-use Diesel Fuled Heavy Duty Drayage Trucks
Regulation applies to owners and operators of heavy duty drayage trucks operated at California ports and intermodal rail yard facilities.
All trucks that access California ports and intermodal rail yards (except: dedicated use vehicles, vehicles operating under ARB authorized emergency decree, authorized emergency vehicles, military tactical support vehicles, trucks with annual exemption, and yard trucks).
ARB staff has identified two phases of this regulatory concept:
All drayage trucks must meet the following standards;
Trucks equipped with engines made before 1994 will need to be replaced with a 1994 or newer engine and retrofitted with a verified control device that achieves at least an 85% reduction in Particulate Matter (PM) by December 31, 2009;
Trucks equipped with engines made from 1994-2003 will need to be retrofitted with a verified control device that achieves at least an 85% reduction in Particulate Matter (PM) by December 31, 2009.
Trucks with engines that meet 2004 or newer model year engine standards.
All trucks must meet or exceed 2007 or newer model year engine standards by December 31, 2013.
Truck owners must register their truck into the Drayage Truck registry (DTR) maintained by the ARB. Once in the DTR equipment owner will be issued a sticker to affix to the trucks in order to demonstrate compliance for terminal or rail yard entry. Motor carriers will receive fines for dispatching non compliant trucks.
Drivers will need to register into the DTR. Motor carriers are expected to contract and dispatch drivers who are in the registry. Marine terminal operators will be required to monitor truck traffic and record truck information of those who are not in possession of a DTR emblem.