Clean Trucks Program
Truckers who serve port terminals are a vitally important link in Seattle’s seaport operations. The port’s Clean Truck Program aims to keep trucking partners in business while supporting clean air for our communities. As part of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, the Ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver adopted guidelines in 2008 for reducing the air emissions from trucks, in addition to ships and other cargo handling equipment operating in and around our harbors. Port of Seattle also partners with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) to implement this program, which welcomes new trucks and helps to get older models off the road.
As of January 1, 2011, all trucks calling at the Port of Seattle container terminals must meet the federal emission standards for engine-year 1994. Trucks that do not meet the required emission standards will be turned away at the terminal gates.
The next Clean Truck benchmark will require 80% of all trucks entering Port of Seattle facilities to meet emission standards for engine-year 2007 by the end of 2015. One hundred percent of the trucks must meet 2007 standards by 2017.
April 1, 2013, RFID tags coming for drayage trucks
Get complete details on the RFID Tags and "Frequently Asked Questions here.
Green Gateway Stickers can still be OBTAINED, but will only be valid until April 1, 2013. Visit the Drayage Truck Registry for details on obtaining a sticker.
Due to the 4 week mailing time to receive an RFID tag, stickers are still available at our new DTR website here
. A temporary pass (sticker) can be picked up at the RFID Service Center located at the Terminal 5, Container Freight Station, 3520 26th Ave SW. It is strongly encouraged that drivers order RFID tags as soon as possible since stickers will not be valid after April 1, 2013.
Your Green Gateway drayage truck sticker is valid through March 31, 2013. There is no need to renew your sticker unless:
- Your sticker is removed or damaged
- You have a new license plate or a new truck
free truck Parking
To benefit nearby residential neighborhoods, the port provides free overnight parking
(PDF) for up to 120 drayage trucks at Terminal 25-South, located off East Marginal Way just north of Spokane Street.
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