“The Clean Truck Program has shown that you can be green and grow the Port of Los Angeles at the same time,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “By cutting harmful diesel emissions, we are building a healthier Los Angeles.” Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. added: “The Port of Los Angeles, along with our industry partners, has made the business of moving cargo cleaner. The results speak for themselves, and we couldn’t be more proud of reaching this milestone.”
Simultaneously, Port of Long Beach terminals began barring older rigs on October 1, 2008. The first ban included trucks with 1988 or older engines. On January 1, 2010, the Port banned 1993 and older trucks. Trucks manufactured between 1994 and 2003 were allowed to continue doing business at the Port if they were equipped with exhaust filters that significantly cut their emissions.
Sources: Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.