National Retail Systems, Secaucus, N.J., a provider of global logistics services to retailers, has submitted a letter of intent to the Port of Los Angeles committing to a pier trucking fleet that meets the standards of the Clean Truck Program.

NRS is fully prepared to comply with new trucking regulations set to take effect on Oct. 1 under the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program. The company will use company owned and operated equipment that meets the port's restrictions. It also plans to expand its environmentally sensitive pier fleet in southern California in the coming year.

Starting Oct. 1, NRS will deploy a Clean Truck pier fleet with capacity to handle 70,000 TEU imports per year. The company plans to increase the fleet to handle 300,000 TEU imports per year by the end of 2009.