Facts About Low Rolling Resistance Tire Information

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved the Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas regulation to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by certain heavy-duty tractor-trailers. Here’s a PDF from the California Environmental Protection Agency that provides more detailed information. Low Rolling Resistance … Continue reading

CARB Deadlines – January 1, 2012

Important CARB Deadlines Approaching To comply with the Truck and Bus Rule, by 1/1/2012, you must either: 1. Meet the BACT schedule (all 1996-1999 trucks meet PM BACT) THE BACT SCHEDULE 2. The phase in schedule (30% of all trucks, … Continue reading

Updated Carb Requirements & Compliance Options

Here are two updated PDFs from the CAPA, Air Resources Board: Truck and Bus Regulation Compliance Requirements Summary Truck and Bus Regulation Small Fleet Compliance Options Share:Bookmark on DeliciousRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinTweet about itPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a … Continue reading

Upcoming California CARB Deadlines


Truck and Bus Rule – All retrofits purchased prior to 5/1/2011 must be installed by 10/1/2011 in order to qualify for the early retrofit credit. Truck and Bus Rule – In general, by 1/1/2012 fleets larger than 3 power units … Continue reading

Truck Idling Law for California

Pursuant to state regulation, operators of diesel-fueled trucks, with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds, shall not idle for more than 5 minutes when stopped within California’s borders. Currently, there is an exemption for sleeper berth trucks, which … Continue reading

Fleet Calculator

The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff has posted the fleet calculator to assist fleet owners in evaluating various compliance strategies to comply with the Truck and Bus Rule. The compliance tool is an Excel spreadsheet that allows … Continue reading

TRUCRS Online Reporting System

TRUCRS online reporting systemis now available for fleets to submit their fleet information. This includes fleet information for the Truck and Bus Regulation and the Heavy Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Regulation. Fleets must report agricultural vehicle information by March 31, … Continue reading

CTA Members, New CARB website & fact sheet

The California Air Resources Board has created a new website that provides information regarding all on-road environmental rules affecting trucks, including tools for determining which regulations apply to your fleet. You can also find out what kind of funding may … Continue reading

Overview of Proposed California Smog Regulations

Proposed Regulation to Reduce Emissions from In-Use On-Road Diesel Trucks and Buses Reducing diesel emissions to protect public health The goal of the proposed regulation is to achieve significant emission reductions which are critical to meeting clean air standards by … Continue reading

Assistance For Truck Owners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has created a website to help truck owners find and secure loans to purchase idling and emission reduction equipment as well as fuel saving technologies. The website is set up in a manner that allows truck … Continue reading

California Smog Update

The California Air Resources Board has posted Draft Regulatory Language and the Workshop Presentation for upcoming workshops scheduled for May and June. The proposed AB 32 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure is being developed to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

Transport Refrigeration Units

Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are refrigeration systems powered by diesel internal combustion engines designed to refrigerate or heat perishable products that are transported in various containers, including semi-trailers, truck vans, shipping containers, and rail cars. Although TRU engines are relatively … Continue reading

Smoke Testing Advisory

Attention CTA Members. CTA members who smoke test their own equipment must be certified through that California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET). ARB policy requires use of CCDET when performing any snap acceleration smoke test for purposes of … Continue reading