Drayage Trucks at Seaports and Railyards
Drayage Truck Regulation to transition to zero-emission operation.
Timeframe for Board Consideration (Estimated)
Description of Approach
Amend the existing Drayage Truck Regulation, or adopt a new regulation, to direct a transition to zero-emission operations, beginning 2026-2028. CARB’s current. Truck and Bus regulation contains requirements for existing trucks to have an engine meeting 2010 or newer emissions standards, with full implementation in 2023. The new drayage truck regulation would establish a schedule for phasing in the use of zero-emission technology. Options to be considered include, but are not limited to, requirements for full zero-emission technology (e.g., a battery or fuel-cell electric short-haul truck) and zero-emission mile capability (e.g., a natural gas-electric hybrid that could drive interstate but switch to zero-emission electric mode while operating in impacted communities). CARB staff would also consider the opportunities to prioritize the earliest implementation in the communities most impacted by air pollution.
This action could achieve moderate reductions in toxic and criteria pollutant emissions beginning in 2026, or earlier if drayage truck fleets choose to invest early in technology for long-term compliance (likely motivated by port rate structures and incentives), with significant reductions of toxic, criteria, and greenhouse gas pollutants expected after full implementation. These reductions would provide critical benefits to reduce community health risk, fulfill State Implementation Plan commitments to attain federal air quality standards, and meet greenhouse gas targets.
- Return on investment
- Demonstrations underway
- Cost & innovative financing
- Preferred access (ports, I-710)
Background of these actions can be found at Minimizing Community Health Impacts from Freight.