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27 Aug 2009
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The green drayage truck rating system will serve as a
national framework to measure emissions levels of port trucking activities. STOCKXPERT
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Program will be developing a national SmartWay certification program and rating system for green port drayage trucks with the Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT).
A drayage truck is a diesel-fueled, heavy-duty truck that transports containers, bulk, and break-bulk goods to and from ports and intermodal rail yards to other locations. The green drayage truck rating system will serve as a national framework to measure emissions levels of port trucking activities.
The SmartWay port drayage model will be initially developed based on air quality and truck fleet data collected through clean truck deployments at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest US seaport for ocean freight. The model developed in Southern California will later be used as a template for a national SmartWay port drayage rating system, which could be individually tailored to major seaports.
Nearly 5,000 clean trucks at the Ports of LA and Long Beach have been financed and deployed by leading shipping and drayage companies since the CRT’s inception in 2007.
- Jen Balboa