The Truck Tag program is part of a proactive effort by terminal operators to meet US Department of Homeland Security and US Coast Guard guidelines, said PierPass. Truck Tag uses a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to identify the vehicle. The RFID tags are installed on the driver-side mirror and automatically read at the terminal gate. The driver’s commercial drivers license will also be checked to ensure the driver is authorized by the carrier to enter the port facility on its behalf.
According to the ports, there are 180,000 truck deliveries to and from the marine terminals each week.