January deadlines for CARB truck regulations

| December 22, 2011

Deadlines are coming in January for owner-operators and small fleet owners to meet the California Air Resources Board’s Truck and Bus regulation.

Heavier truck and bus operators must comply with the regulation starting Jan. 1, CARB said. To delay compliance until 2014, small fleet owners of up to three trucks with 1996 to 1999 model year engines must report by Jan. 31, and those with 2000-2004 MY engines must report by Jan. 1, 2013.

All small fleet owners must report by Jan. 31, 2014, to show that one vehicle has a particulate material filter. They can delay the ultimate requirement of having a 2010 MY engine until 2020 or later.

Fleet owners with two or three trucks must report that the second and third trucks have PM filters by 2015 and 2016, respectively, CARB said.

Fleet owners also can comply by phasing in PM filters for a percentage of their trucks from 2012 to 2016. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, fleet owners must upgrade to 2010 MY engines, CARB said.

Larger fleet owners need to report to CARB by Jan. 31 to take advantage of the PM filter phase-in option. Fleet owners need to report which vehicles are retrofitted with PM filters and which have original equipment PM filters on 2007 model year or newer engines.

These requirements do not apply to trucks that transport marine cargo, containers or transport chassis that must comply with the Drayage Truck regulation.

For more information visit CARB’s Truck Stop pages at www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop, call the Diesel Hotline at (866) 634-3735 or email 8666diesel@arb.ca.gov. 

 

  • John Vermillion

    Another crooked california law put up by someone who didn’t even have a leagal degree but that’s the when happen’s when people elect donkey’s or should i say ass’s.the report that was done wasn’t even based on california.

  • Tony Calvert

    Well I’m going ahead to overhaul my 2001 cat engine and at 55 yrs old I don’t plan on driving another 15 yrs anyway.
    But if common sense isn’t used in some of this foolish rulemaking those strawberries we all love to eat will be 5.00 apiece sooner than later and guess who will get the blame for that? Yea trucks. Not the lawmakers that created this mess.

  • Ted Williams

    Here we go again, between FMCSA, CARB, Parents Against Tired Truckers and any other organization who joins in our hands are being tied tighter and tighter. We are being totally run by the government.Truckers are one of the biggest orgnizations around but we cannot stand together. If we stood our ground we could make Goverment listen, they did it in Europe. Many experienced drivers are getting out of the business, which leaves you with drivers who don’t have the years or the knowledge. Trucking companies need to pay better and offer drivers benifits if they want less Driver Turn Around. Each day is still a learning experience, and I’ve been at it for 33 years, one can only hope it will get better.

  • rick johnston

    STOP THE INDIVIDUAL STATES FROM SETTING THERE OWN REGS/PUT PEOPLE IN THE FEDERAL CABINETS THAT HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE/GET RID OF THE BUROCRACY/MOST OF THEM DONT HAVE A CLUE WHAT REAL LIFE IS ABOUT

  • Dave Walch

    I never thought in my thirty years of trucking, that as an American I would see a time when government agencies would ever DICTATE, we the people, what to to drive, how to sleep, and how to spend MY time off. God help us the United Socialists of America.