Protocols for Truck Drivers – Transactions at the PPCY / PCY / RSA

April 2, 2020

Trucking Partners,

The Port of Virginia continues to innovate and adapt in order to ensure the safest working environment for our colleagues, partners and stakeholders.

Effective immediately – For truck transactions at the Pinners Point Container Yard (PPCY), Portsmouth Chassis Yard (PCY) and the Reefer Service Area

For all inbound lanes at the PPCY/PCY/RSA:

  •  Drivers are reminded to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and the booth/interchange personnel
  • Drivers are reminded that approaching, or attempting to open, booth doors, or touching sliding glass windows, is prohibited

For outbound transactions involving port personnel in Kubota tractors and/or pickup trucks (PPCY/RSA):

  •  Drivers should have all relevant outbound interchange details clearly written, in large print, on clean paper, to support social distancing
    • Required information includes license plate, SCAC code, booking number, desired container size/type if booking is flexed and chassis number
    • Failure to list these data elements clearly, on clean paper, may result in delayed transactions
  • Under no circumstances should a driver approach, or attempt to make physical contact with, a Kubota tractor
  • In accordance with social distancing guidelines, port colleagues, utilizing Kubota tractors, may takes steps to avoid drivers approaching on foot

These guidelines are for the mutual protection of the over-the-road driver and port personnel.

Thank you for your flexibility and for your business.