Port Truck Pass

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and its port and trucking industry partners are dedicated to reducing air emissions generated by mobile sources associated with marine terminal operations and activities.

The Clean Truck Program, which is an action in the Clean Air Strategy for the port, is addressing emissions from drayage trucks serving Port Authority marine terminal facilities, with the overall goal of phasing out the oldest, most polluting trucks first. The trucks addressed by this program are Class 8 on-road vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 33,001 pounds or greater.

All Class 8 Drayage Trucks seeking entry onto any Port Authority Terminal, primarily container and bulk terminals as well as warehouses, must be registered in the Port Truck Pass prior to the date of entry.

Registration Information

The online registration process takes approximately 15-20 minutes. The PTP provides a help link with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the registration. There is no cost to register. Registration should be processed by a single authorized representative for each trucking firm with a SCAC, not individual drivers or owner/operators. To expedite that process, please have readily available the following information:

  • SCAC Code*
  • Truck Make
  • Truck Model
  • Truck Year
  • Gross Vehicular Weight Rating **
  • Fuel Type
  • State of Registration:
  • Truck License Plate
  • VIN Number:
  • Engine Model Year
  • Engine Family Name

* A Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is issued by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association. This code is only needed if you service a container terminal.

** This is the combined weight of the three axles and is normally found on the inside door panel of the driver's side.

Locating the EPA Engine Family Name and Engine Specifications

The EPA engine family name is an 11 or 12 character number/letter designation included on the engine nameplate for allheavy duty truck engines sold in the United States. The nameplate will also provide information about the engine model year. In general, the nameplate is permanently affixed to the engine but the exact location and appearance of the nameplate varies by engine manufacturer. Examples of nameplates from three major engine manufacturers are included below.

Note that the length of the Engine Family Name varies by engine model year as follows:

1998 and newer engines – 12 characters (a decimal point counts as a character)
1997 and older engines – 11 characters (a decimal point counts as a character)

Caterpillar Engine Example:
EPA Family Name – 5CPXH0928EBK
Engine Model Year – 2005

Locating the EPA Engine Family Name and Engine Specifications on a Caterpillar Engine

Cummins Engine Example:
EPA Family Name – 4CEXH0912XAJ
Engine Model Year - 2004

Locating the EPA Engine Family Name and Engine Specifications on a Cummins Engine

Detroit Diesel Engine Example:
EPA Family Name – 5DDXH14.0ELY
Engine Model Year - 2005

Locating the EPA Engine Family Name and Engine Specifications on a Detroit Diesel Engine

Once you log in to the system at www.porttruckpass.com, step-by-step instructions are available to assist you with the registration process. A toll free help line has been established to assist you: 866-758-3838.

Trucks Exclusively Serving Non-Container Terminals

For each truck serving non-container terminals exclusively, you will be provided two copies of one of a color-coded sticker. This Non-Container Terminal Voluntary Compliance Sticker will be color-coded based upon the model year of the vehicle's engine:

Blue Stickers will be issued for – trucks with 1994 - 2006 model year engines powered by diesel fuel. These stickers will have an expiration date of December 31, 2016.

Green Stickers will be issued for – trucks with 2007 and newer model year engines powered by diesel fuel and all Class 8 alternative fuel vehicles (regardless of model year) with fuel types: compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), electric or hybrid. These stickers will not have an expiration date.

Place one sticker on the upper left-hand corner of the driver's door and one on the upper right-hand corner of the passenger side door of the registered truck. Please follow the instruction on the sticker. Apply the Non-Container Terminal Voluntary Compliance Sticker on the truck prior to dispatching the truck to any Port Authority non-container terminal.

Please note that each registered truck is pre-assigned a specific sticker number. Please ensure that each sticker number and the associated vehicle VIN number are correctly matched as this will be subject to audit by the Port Authority or its designated agent.

All Port of New York and New Jersey marine terminals are using the same sticker system; you will not need a separate sticker for each marine terminal location.

Our goal is not only cleaner air for you and for the surrounding communities in the port district, but an efficient, sustainable port well-equipped to handle future cargo growth.

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Port Truck Pass

Port Truck Pass

All Class 8 Drayage Trucks seeking entry onto any Port Authority Terminal must be registered in the Port Truck Pass registry.

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