Comprehensive Truck Management Program
The Port of Oakland's Maritime Comprehensive Truck Management Program (CTMP) has been developed to comprehensively address security, air quality, business and operations, and community issues related to trucking operations at the Port of Oakland maritime facilities (Seaport).
In developing the CTMP, the Port balanced its economic role as a competitively positioned global gateway for the United States economy with its commitment to environmental and social responsibility, specifically as related to maritime-related trucking (drayage). The Port is committed to balancing the needs of its customers with those of its neighboring community to improve commerce and quality of life for those living and working in and around the Seaport.
As part of the CTMP, the Port seeks to increase its maritime safety and security domain awareness, outreach capabilities, and general knowledge of the trucking entities and trucking operations conducted on Seaport property. To this achieve this goal, the Port is implementing a Port Registry. The Port Registry has two components:
- A Secure Truck Enrollment Program (STEP) Agreement to be filed by the Licensed Motor Carrier (LMC) engaged in drayage activities at the Seaport; and
- A registry (database) of LMC, truck, and truck driver information
Only LMCs and trucks associated with those LMCs that have submitted a STEP Agreement and have entered their truck and driver information into the Port Registry database will be able to serve the Seaport facilities.
Seaport facilities are defined as marine terminal, railyard, and other facilities where drayage trucks operate ("non-marine terminals") in the Seaport, not including truck parking and maintenance facilities.
Registry Temporary Passes
Any truck driver with a non-STEP-registered drayage truck that is denied access to a Seaport facility may go to the Port's Customer Service Center (CSC) on Monday-Friday between 7:00am-4:00pm to obtain a Temporary STEP Pass. No more than 10 passes for any one truck and driver will be issued per calendar year.
The Clean Trucks component of the CTMP was developed to help ensure that drayage truck-related air emissions are reduced as quickly as possible. The Clean Trucks component addresses the relationship between the CTMP, California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations, and the Port's drayage truck ban, and provides information on the Port's role in helping truck owners comply with these requirements.
All drayage activities at the Seaport must be in compliance with both CARB regulations and the Port's drayage truck ban. For the latest information on CARB regulations, click here: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/porttruck/porttruck.htm
Drayage Truck Ban
In October 2009, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved a truck ban that is consistent with the January 2010 CARB deadline for drayage trucks. Effective January 1, 2010, the ban requires that Seaport facility operators deny entry to drayage trucks that cannot demonstrate compliance with the CARB January 2010 emissions requirements listed in the table above. All non-compliant drayage trucks would be denied entry unless one of the following can be demonstrated:
- The truck is exempted by CARB
- Requirements have been waived by CARB
- CARB has issued an extension for the truck
Exemptions from the Drayage Truck Ban
At the discretion of the Seaport facility operator, non-compliant trucks carrying cargo that is overweight or over-dimension may be allowed access into the facility. However, the facility operator must collect information on the truck, driver, dispatching motor carrier, and transaction prior to allowing access. The collected information will be submitted to CARB for enforcement action against the truck owner and dispatching motor carrier.
Customer Service Center
The Port's Customer Service Center (CSC) is an outreach office for the Port's CTMP. The primary function of the CSC is to manage the Port Registry. At the CSC, trucking companies and truckers can access the following information and services: