Port of Long Beach Offering a Clearance Sign-Up Event for Truckers

An aerial view of a Port of Long Beach container terminal. Image: POLB.

Truckers needing the necessary clearances to access the San Pedro Bay ports can take advantage of a “four-in-one” event scheduled for May 24-26 at the Port of Long Beach.

The event, hosted by the port in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration and identity certification firm IDEMIA, allows drivers to easily sign up for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential and Clean Truck Program, as well as radio frequency identification tags and the port’s Truck Alert notification system, offering up-to-date texts on harbor area traffic.

“Truck drivers are an essential link in the supply chain and we want to give them every opportunity to obtain access to the port,” Port Executive Director Mario Cordero said. “Our collaboration with the TSA and IDEMIA will help truckers move cargo more quickly through the port.”

The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 24-26 at the Port of Long Beach Terminal Access Center, 1265 Harbor Ave., Long Beach.

Truckers can make TWIC appointments and pre-enroll at universalenroll.dhs.gov/programs/twic. Click ‘New Enrollment,’ fill out the information and in Step 9, select ‘Appointment Location’ and click on “Pop Up: Port of Long Beach, 5/24-5/26.”

For more on Clean Truck Program registration and RFID, call (866) 721-5686 or e-mail cleantrucks@polb.com.

By Karen Robes Meeks