Drayage Truck Funding from Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Available Nov. 14 to Stack with HVIP
November 2, 2023
Starting Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will make $60 million provided by the Ports available for voucher requests for zero-emission Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Voucher enhancements funded by the Ports are $100,000 per truck for fleets size 10 and smaller and $75,000 for fleets larger than 10, additional to the HVIP drayage voucher amount of $150,000 per truck and any other applicable HVIP voucher enhancements listed on californiahvip.org/funding. Purchaser qualifications are as defined in the HVIP Implementation Manual.
Funding is made available through the Ports’ Clean Truck Funds and administered by CALSTART on a first-come, first-served basis through the existing HVIP voucher request process and online Voucher Processing Center. Voucher requests will follow HVIP requirements, including the eligible trucks and dealers listed at californiahvip.org.
Additionally, all existing eligible unredeemed HVIP drayage truck vouchers that meet the Ports’ requirements will receive the same additional funds of $75,000 or $100,000 added to their HVIP voucher. Outreach to individual dealers and purchasers is already underway regarding this increase as additional actions are required to apply Port Clean Truck Funds to existing vouchers.
If you have questions about the status of your existing unredeemed voucher, please reach out to [email protected]. In cases where a voucher is for a truck(s) that will serve both Ports, the voucher will be funded by the Port that is designated as being served most frequently.
Purchasers must agree to the following additional requirements to receive Ports funding:
- Provide drayage service to the San Pedro Bay port complex by making at least 50 trips per year for three years after the date of voucher redemption, including at least 25 trips to the Port providing the voucher enhancement. A trip is defined as a single loaded gate entry to a port terminal.
- Register the truck into the San Pedro Bay ports’ Port Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR) and comply with the PDTR’s insurance requirements.
- Remain registered in the PDTR for three years after the date of voucher redemption.
- Begin to use the truck in drayage service to the Ports no later than 60 days after taking delivery.
- Other details are provided in the HVIP voucher request and Terms and Conditions form.
For drayage purchasers who don’t meet these requirements – and for other types of vehicles – funds are still available through standard HVIP and other HVIP categories, including over $100 million in drayage truck set-aside funds. Updates about available funds are provided daily at californiahvip.org/funding.
About the Port of Los Angeles
The busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere, the Port of Los Angeles is North America’s leading trade gateway and has ranked as the number one container port in the United States for 22 consecutive years. In 2021, the Port facilitated $294 billion in trade and handled a total of 10.7 million container units, the busiest calendar year in the Port’s 115-year history. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs across the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura.
About the Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach is a global leader in green port initiatives and top-notch customer service, moving cargo with reliability, speed and efficiency. As the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade, the Port handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs across the United States, including 575,000 in Southern California. In 2023, industry leaders named it “The Best West Coast Seaport in North America” for the fifth consecutive year. During the next 10 years, the Port is planning $2.2 billion in capital improvements aimed at enhancing capacity, competitiveness and sustainability.
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