Los Angeles ports to ban 2006 and older trucks

Beginning Jan. 1, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will stop assessing a Clean Truck fee on trucks with an engine year 2006 and older.

Instead trucks with an engine year 2006 and older will be banned from port marine terminals.

The PortCheck web site (www.pierpass-tmf.org) will remain open in January for payment of billed and accrued Clean Truck fees prior to Jan. 1, 2011.

PortCheck will refund Clean Truck fees that were deposited in accounts but not spent. Operators should check their accounts and request a deposit refund no later than Jan. 15. Deposit refunds that are not requested by Jan. 15 may be forfeited as unclaimed deposits.

For more information call the PortCheck Customer Service Center at (877) 863-3310.