California ports issue reminder for ban on older trucks starting next year

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2012, both no longer will be assessing a Clean Truck Fee on trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older. Trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from port marine terminals. The PortCheck Website,, will remain open in January 2012 for payment of billed and accrued Clean Truck Fees prior to Jan. 1, 2011.

PortCheck will be refunding Clean Truck Fees that were deposited in accounts but not spent. Customers should check their accounts and request their deposit refund no later than Jan. 15, 2012. Deposit refunds that are not requested by that date may be forfeited as unclaimed deposits. For more information, call the PortCheck Customer Service Center at 877-863-3310.