ARB's Drayage Truck Regulatory Activities

This page last reviewed July 30, 2014

Both the Drayage Truck Regulation (DTR) registration and truck labels are free of charge (labels are optional). To register your truck or check the compliance status of a truck please click the appropriate button below.

All drayage trucks must be registered with the DTR prior to port or rail yard entry.

Register Your truck  Check Truck Status

DTR Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Click here for label placement instructions.

Click here for Revised Drayage Truck Registration Application Class 7 / Class 8 Form: SSD/PAB #35 (PDF)

View List of Port and Rail Yard Facilities Required to Comply with the Regulation

Important Reminder for 2006 and Older Model Year Engine Drayage Truck Owners!

Owners of class 7 & 8 drayage trucks with 2006 and older model year (MY) engines must have replaced their engines by 12/31/2013 to meet compliance requirements. Please be advised that two compliance options exist, which enable drayage trucks to operate for different lengths of time.

2006 and older engines with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) retrofits are no longer compliant at the Ports and Rail Yards.

The following are compliance options that ensure a drayage truck can continue to operate in 2014 and beyond.

Replace the truck or engine with a:

  • 2007-09 model year engine for compliance until 12/31/2022. Starting 1/1/2023, the truck or engine must be upgraded with a 2010 model year or newer engine or,
  • 2010 model year or newer engine; truck will be fully compliant.

How to determine the model year of an engine


Dray-Off is illegal. The regulation includes drayage trucks operating outside port or rail yard grounds that are transporting marine or rail cargos. This includes trucks hauling empty containers and bare chassis going to or from ports and rails yards.


logo for Drayage Truck Program
The Drayage Truck Regulation is part of the Air Resources Board's (ARB) ongoing efforts to reduce PM and NOx emissions from diesel-fueled engines and improve air quality associated with goods movement. In addition, this regulation also provides greenhouse gas benefits and is designed to support local emissions reduction goals such as the Clean Air Action Plan by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Comprehensive Truck Management Program by the Port of Oakland.

This page is maintained to provide information on public meeting schedules, documents, contact information, regulatory status, and shared information.

The Local Links in the left-hand column provide quick navigation to the different areas of the Drayage Truck Website.

For past information, go to the Archive Page.

Please verify your engine model year in the Drayage Truck Registry!

Engine model years are typically not the same as the truck model year. Incorrect information in the registry could result in enforcement action - including fines. For more information.

ARB's Complaint Hotline

To reach ARB's Complaint Hotline, please call 1-800-END-SMOG or 1-800-363-7664.

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline Description
Class 7
Expired December 31, 2013
Trucks with 12/31/2013 compliance dates are no longer compliant.  Most often, these trucks can be identified with an orange 2013 label.

2011 compliance sticker
Filter Retrofitted
Expired on December 31, 2013
Trucks with 12/31/2013 compliance dates are no longer compliant.  Most often, these trucks can be identified with a blue 2013 label.

2011 compliance sticker
  • All drayage trucks must be registered in the Drayage Truck Registry before they are dispatched to a port or rail yard.  Register a Truck

For past deadline information, visit the Archive Page.

Non Compliant Trucks

The regulation requires each motor carrier to provide a copy of the regulation or ARB approved summarized version to each drayage truck owner that it contracts with for deliveries to ports and intermodal rail yards. Motor carriers must ensure this requirement is met prior to the dispatching of any drayage trucks.

The regulation requires port and rail authorities to report noncompliant truck information to the Air Resources Board according to a set schedule. The following Excel document (SSD/PAB - #40) lists what information is required, the proper data format, and provides spreadsheets to report noncompliant truck information.

This form must be used to report noncompliant truck information. However, a CSV file may be used with prior authorization. The CSV file must be able to be exported cleanly with the same column breakdown as SSD/PAB-#40. Please contact us for additional information.