California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales
The last six months of 2013, however, were on par with the first six months of 2014, as MECA members sold 5,457 DPF units, MECA says.
In all of 2012, MECA members sold 6,261 filters for trucks and buses.The increased activity of late is in response to the California Air Resources Board’s requirement that virtually all trucks in the state with 1996-2006 model year engines be retrofitted with a DPF or upgraded to 2007 and later emissions technologies. The deadline for installation was Jan. 1, 2014, but the state had some alternative compliance options and dates in place for some truck owners, which could have delayed compliance to June 30.
CARB expects another 36,000 trucks still need to take action to become compliant with its emissions restrictions, MECA says, though the group did not say how many trucks it or CARB expect to take steps to come into compliance.