OAKLAND, Calif. — Drayage trucks that service the Port of Oakland and which got an extension under the Proposition 1B (eligible for funding) criteria must have a financing option and have a retrofit vendor, with documentation provided by Feb. 5, the West State Alliance reminds port drivers.
If finance documentation is not provided by Feb. 5, the truck will be removed from the drayage truck registry by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) between Feb. 16 and 18 and won’t be able to access the port. Carriers with noncompliant trucks could face penalties of up to $10,000 a day.
Documentation includes one of the following:
• Bank statement or credit card statement showing balance available sufficient to cover additional costs
• Letter of credit, pre-approval form or similar loan approval document showing qualification for funding
• Loan documents or financing plan showing how payments will be made, or
• A lease-to-own or micro lease agreement sufficient to cover added costs.
Applicants must reference the project number in the eligible for funding list that corresponds to the applicant’s project in all correspondence with the Air District and documents must be postmarked and mailed by Feb. 5 to:
Bay Area Air Quality Management District,
Attn: Port Truck Retrofit Program
939 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
They can also be hand delivered to OT411 Truck Information Center
11 Burma Road,
Oakland, CA 94607 between 2:30 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A Port of Oakland trucker’s workgroup to update port haulers on various CARB regulations and other upcoming requirements including RFID implementation, will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Oakland, Calif., in the first floor exhibit room. Seating will be limited.
Visit the drayage truck Web site at http://www.arb.ca.gov/drayagetruck or call the toll-free help line at (888) 247-4821.
The Trucker staff may be reached to comment at email@example.com.