Effective Friday, April 1st, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will implement a Clean Truck Fund (CTF) collection of $10 per twenty-foot equivalent unit on loaded import and export cargo containers hauled by drayage trucks entering and leaving container terminals. The CTF will be $20 for containers longer than 20 feet.
This action stems from an industry-leading goal to achieve a zero-emission drayage truck fleet by 2035. The collection will generate funds to accelerate the changeover to cleaner trucks and help develop zero-emissions technology.
Containers hauled by low-nitrogen oxide-emitting (low-NOx) trucks will have limited exceptions until a certain date, depending on the port. The CTF rate will not apply to containers transported by zero-emission trucks. Trucks must be registered as low-NOx or zero-emission in the Port Drayage Truck Registry and complete a one-time vehicle confirmation inspection at the Terminal Access Center before April 1st to receive the exemption.
For more details, please see the Clean Air Action Plan fact sheet. In addition, informational workshops on the CTF rate and collection mechanism have been held for cargo owners, their agents, and the trucking community. Tutorials, user manuals, and presentations of the workshops are available on the CAAP website.