Trucking firms and manufacturers are invited to team up on the Port of Los Angeles’ latest Request For Proposals for zero-emissions drayage trucks to demonstrate at the port.
Applicants have until 3 p.m. Jan. 4 to submit proposals to the port, which is looking to fund as much as $300,000 per truck toward the investment of 10 zero-emissions trucks and infrastructure related to the demo. A total of $3 million in grant funding is available.
Each team must feature at least one licensed motor carrier that is in good standing and part of the port’s drayage truck registry, and one heavy-duty truck original equipment manufacturer with “proven truck models,” according to the port
The project involves demonstrating how well the zero-emissions drayage truck models can operate within a 25-mile radius. The grant could be issued to more than one proposal, which would need approval from the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.
“This project represents the first in a series of financial incentives we will offer to accelerate the deployment of zero-emissions trucks,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We’re eager to do our part and work with other public agencies and the trucking industry to expedite the turnover of the fleet.”
The San Pedro Bay ports’ 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update includes a goal for zero-emissions trucks to operate in the ports by 2035.