Wednesday, January 15, 2014

California Air Resources Board Truck and Bus Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency and works to reduce air pollutants to promote and protect public health.  Regulation was passed requiring nearly all trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of over 14,000 lbs, operating in California must take steps to reduce their engine emissions.
Trucks and buses who are over the 26,000 lb gross vehicle rating with engine years 1996 or newer were required to have a PM filter by January 1, 2014.
ARB will recognize good faith efforts of vehicle owners to comply but actions taken must be reported by January 31, 2014. Below is a list of certain conditions in which owners can use, but again must be reported by the January 31, 2014 deadline:
  • Small Fleet Option
  • PM Filter Phase-In Option
  • Low Mileage Construction Truck
  • Agricultural Vehicle
  • NOx Exempt Area Operation
  • Log Truck Phase-In 
  • Low-Use
  • Manufacturer Delay
  • Good Faith Effort
You must report the above with CARB on an annual basis and update information if you have bought/sold vehicles, installed filters or updated engines.  Once you report you will be provided a certificate that must be kept in your vehicle at all times.  Not sure if you qualify for an exemption or extension?  Want someone to take care of your reporting for you?  Let TSNA handle it for you so you can focus on the road.  

Truck Services of North America works to help you stay informed of situations that may affect you. For more information about any of our other services, contact us at, email or call 803.386.0320.

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