PierPASS Inc. has announced that marine container terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will require trucks to be equipped with TruckTags in order to gain access to the terminals beginning December 1, 2007.
Trucks without TruckTags will be processed through exception handling, which may include being denied access or processing via a trouble ticket. Trucking companies that have already received tags should install the tags on their trucks now and register the tag numbers in the eModal TruckerCheck program, which will activate the truck in the system.
The TruckTag program is a proactive effort by marine terminal operators in Los Angeles and Long Beach to meet U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard guidelines requiring marine terminals to enhance their security measures. TruckTag uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology to meet these heightened security requirements without hindering the efficient flow of cargo through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The two adjacent ports together handle more than 40 percent of the nation’s total import traffic and 24 percent of its total exports. On average there are more than 180,000 truck deliveries to and from the marine terminals every week.
PierPASS, Inc. is a not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to address multi-terminal issues such as congestion, security and air quality.