emissions

CARB fines LA County $250k, carrier $116k for emissions violations

| September 04, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board has levied two hefty fines recently for violations by truck operators to comply with its stringent emissions regulations, billing LA County for $250k and a beverage carrier for $116k.

CARB can enforce rule requiring aero add-ons to trailers, EPA says

| August 11, 2014

CARB has been granted permission by the federal government to enforce its requirement that trailers in the state be equipped with certain EPA-verified aerodynamic equipment.

California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales

| August 07, 2014

DPF sales jumped 65 percent year over year in the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to a recent report, presumably as truck owners purchased them to come ...

CARB’s ‘loan denial provision’ less appealing by the minute

| July 15, 2014

Details on proposed changes to amendments to CARB's Truck and Bus Rule adopted earlier in the year -- owner-operators have through Thursday, July 17, to comment on the changes.

DPF ash cleaning retread

| June 04, 2014

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali. ...

CARB fines for trucking companies total $2.2 million last year

| May 16, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board Diesel penalized truck and bus fleets a total of $2,177,813 last year for non-compliance with state diesel risk reduction programs.

Lawsuits allege Caterpillar concealed defects in 2007-2010 engines

| May 07, 2014

Lawsuits filed against Caterpillar claim that its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company concealed the information from buyers and owners.

CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

| April 25, 2014

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

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