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February 09, 2018

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma set April Clean Truck Program compliance deadline

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) Managing Members voted Tuesday to update the Clean Truck Program, requiring trucks, as of April 1, to either have a 2007 or newer engine or equivalent retrofit, or receive a pass that allows access to the international container terminals until owners receive compliant trucks, no later than December 31, 2018.

To receive this pass, truck owners must demonstrate they are in the process of complying with the standard through the purchase of a compliant truck or the installation of a retrofit to lower their truck's emissions to an equivalent level. The application for this pass will be available by March 1 on the NWSA website.

Beginning in the Fall 2018, all trucks entering NWSA international container terminals in both Seattle and Tacoma will require a valid RFID tag - clean truck stickers will no longer be used.

In 2008, the ports of Tacoma, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., adopted the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, with a goal to have 100 percent of the drayage trucks serving container terminals with cleaner diesel technology - a 2007 engine with diesel particulate filter or equivalent

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma.

Source: Northwest Seaport Alliance