LA, Long Beach Ports Make $60 Million Available for Zero-Emission Trucks

Drayage trucks queued at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal. Photo: POLA.

There’s now a pool of money available to offset the costs of buying zero-emissions trucks that move cargo through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

The ports have made available $60 million in Clean Truck Fund Rate funding through the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, enough to buy up to 800 new zero-emission trucks.

A $10-per-TEU rate is collected from cargo owners moving loaded containers through the San Pedro Bay. It is part of the ports’ goal to reach 100% zero-emission drayage trucks by 2035.

The funds are expected to be available starting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 14 at on a first-come, first-served basis to those who apply for the vouchers, which are $100,000 per truck for those with 10 or less in a fleet and $75,000 for fleets with more than 10 trucks.

There’s also the HVIP drayage voucher of $150,000 per truck and other voucher enhancements. Depending on eligibility, an applicant could qualify for as much as $250,000 per truck.

By Karen Robes Meeks