The Port of Los Angeles Tuesday issued a request for proposals for trucking companies and truck manufacturers for zero-emissions short-haul drayage trucks.

The port has $3 million in grant funding available and will offer up to $300,000 per truck, port officials said. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. Jan. 4.

“This project represents the first in a series of financial incentives we will offer to accelerate the deployment of zero-emissions trucks,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka.

“We’re eager to do our part and work with other public agencies and the trucking industry to expedite the turnover of the fleet.”

The port is working toward getting to 100% zero-emission trucks by 2035, as part of its climate goals adopted in the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update.

Applicants are eligible if they are teams that consist of at least one licensed motor carrier — in good standing and registered in the Port Drayage Truck Registry — and one heavy-duty truck original equipment manufacturer — with proven truck models provided. The project will test the capabilities of zero-emission drayage trucks in port operations with a radius of about 25 miles or less.

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