RFID Tags Spell Security For California Ports

With mandates from the Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard to ensure that only trucks with legitimate business purposes be allowed at marine terminals, a new RFID program has been created to comply with security. The TruckTag program will issue RFID tags that are to be installed on trucks entering the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

PierPASS, which is a not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to address multi-terminal issues such as congestion, security and air quality, will distribute the tags to trucking companies. The marine terminal operators will cover the $1.2 million estimated cost of the program, which is expected to begin by March. There will be no cost to truck drivers or trucking companies for the first 10,000 tags.

"Improving check-in procedures at the terminals will help protect people who work at the ports and the cargo coming in and out," said Bruce Wargo, President and CEO of PierPASS.


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