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Drayage Trucks

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 13, SECTION 2027:

The regulation requires each motor carrier to provide a copy of the regulation or an Air Resources Board (ARB) summarized version to each drayage truck owner. The full regulation can be viewed at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/drayagetruck.



Affected Trucks

The regulation applies to all drayage trucks that operate at California’s ports and intermodal rail yards (regardless of the state or country they originated from). Drayage trucks are on-road diesel-fueled heavy duty class 8 vehicles (GVWR greater than 33,000 lbs).

Summarized Requirements for Truck Owners

  1. Register the truck in the Drayage Truck Registry (see below).
  2. Ensure the truck meets emission standards by the required dates (see below).
  3. Ensure the truck driver provides the following motor carrier contact information to enforcement personnel when requested.
  4. Ensure all emission control technologies on the truck are installed correctly and working properly.

Drayage Truck Registry

DTR registration can be completed online or by mail.

To register online: Follow the “Register Your Truck” link on the ARB website:

www.arb.ca.gov/drayagetruck
To register by mail:
  1. Download an application from our website or contact ARB.
  2. Complete and mail the application.

Compliance labels

Labels are NOT mandatory. We are providing FREE compliance labels for trucks to aid in the identification of compliant trucks by ports and rail yards. Compliance labels can also be requested by checking a box on the DTR application.

Emission Requirements by Engine Model Year

Truck Engine Model Year Emission Requirement Schedule
1993 and older Prohibited by December 31, 2009
1994 thru 2003 Phase 1: By December 31, 2009, reduce PM emissions by 85%.a Phase 2: By December 31, 2013, meet 2007 engine emission standards.
2004b Phase 1: By December 31, 2011, reduce PM emissions by 85%.a Phase 2: By December 31, 2013, meet 2007 engine emission standards.
2005b and 2006b Phase 1: By December 31, 2012, reduce PM emissions by 85%.a Phase 2: By December 31, 2013, meet 2007 engine emission standards.
2007 and Newer Not Applicable - Fully Compliant


It is our goal to educate all involved to prevent companies from being fined for non-compliance. Please contact us at your earliest convenience at (877) 574-8289. We look forward to hearing from you soon.