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Port of LA to host virtual clean truck program update

[ March 18, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) will host a Clean Truck Program 2021 Concession Agreement Update on March 17, at 9 a.m. via Zoom. POLA currently has concession agreements with approximately 1,100 Licensed Motor Carriers (LMCs), which must be replaced before they expire on September 30, 2021.
POLA Environmental Management staff plans to provide program background and information about the process for developing the next POLA Concession Agreement prior to the current concessions’ expiration date of September 30. The meeting will include an open discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.
A central element of the Clean Truck Program, the POLA Concession Program establishes a contractual relationship between the Port of Los Angeles and LMCs operating at its terminals. All LMCs making regular calls at POLA container terminals are required to have a pending or approved POLA concession agreement. The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has a separately administered motor carrier registration program.
Established in 2008 as part of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, the Clean Truck Program has reduced air pollution from harbor trucks by more than 90%.