Port sets Wednesday deadline for CTP applications

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Licensed motor carriers must submit their Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program concession applications by Wednesday, Sept. 24, to be approved as trucking concessionaires by the Oct. 1 start date of the port’s CTP. The port says it will continue receiving and processing applications on an ongoing basis, but based on the overwhelming response by the trucking community, it cannot ensure that applications received after Sept. 24 will be processed by Oct. 1.

So far, the port says it has received commitments from more than 300 LMCs for more than 10,000 trucks by Oct. 1, and more than 1,300 of the trucks will be 2007-compliant. The number of ’07-compliant trucks that will be committed right away will accelerate the port’s emissions reduction schedule for the CTP dramatically, the port says.

The port will be holding concessionaire workshops on Thursday, Sept. 25, for the 300-plus trucking companies that have applied for Port of Los Angeles drayage concessions. Companies that have received preliminary approval from the port for their concessions will be contacted directly by the port about the workshops, as well as details about signing and submitting the actual concession agreement as the port prepares to provision their fleets for service on Oct. 1.

Interested carriers who have not yet submitted a concession application should call 888-556-7652 or go to the Clean Trucks Center at Pier S Avenue and New Dock Road on Terminal Island. For more information, go to www.portoflosangeles.org/cleantrucks.