Applies to: Port Authority

Platform: eModal

Function: Drayage Truck Registry

Why Advent?

  • Integration to WCMTOA DTR
  • RFID tag fulfillment services
  • Fast customization and deployment in the cloud

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In order to comply with goals stated in the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy in 2008, the Port of Seattle leveraged the eModal Drayage Truck Registry (DTR) to help manage and verify drayage trucks entering their port complex. 

eModal driving port emission program compliance

The eModal DTR was successfully implemented to help ensure that only clean trucks access the Seattle port terminals. Drayage truck drivers are now required to operate trucks with a 1994 or newer engine. 

portseattleSince the solution went live in 2010, more than 5,900 trucks and 1,100 trucking companies/truck owners have registered in the Port of Seattle’s DTR. The DTR requires the truck’s VIN, license plate, make/model, and contact information to be registered. If compliant, the driver or company is issued a “Green Gateway” sticker, which identifies their vehicle as being clean and ready to enter a port terminal. The Port of Seattle has since moved to an RFID tag truck identification program that is integrated to eModal on the entire US West Coast (with RFID tag order fulfillment and support being supplied by Advent professional services resources).

The current DTR has been combined with eModal in conjunction with services for RFID tag distribution and management. As a result, all trucking companies serving the Port of Seattle are now using the same DTR as other ports on the west coast. This has brought efficiency to the drayage industry because they no longer need to maintain truck-related data in multiple registries, and they can manage their RFID tags and requests within eModal.


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