On December 17th the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted major amendments to the Statewide Truck and Bus Rule (Private Fleet Rule), the Heavy Duty Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Measure (Smartway Rule), and the Drayage Truck Rule.

Statewide Truck and Bus Rule

Adopted new Best Available Control Technology (BACT) schedules (Compliance Option 1) for Class 4-6 trucks (14,001-26,000lbs GVWR) and Class 7-8 trucks (26,001+lbs GVWR).

GVWR 26,000lbs or less (note that there is no requirement to retrofit for PM for Lighter Vehicles)

Compliance Schedule as of January 1st Existing Engine Model Year New Requirements
2015 1995 & Older 2010 Model Year Emissions Equivalent
2016 1996
2017 1997
2018 1998
2019 1999
2020 2003 & Older
2021 2004-2006
2022
2023 2007-2009

GVWR 26,00lbs or more

Engine Model Year Install PM Filter by Install 2010 Engine by
1993 & Older N/A January 1, 2015
1994-1995 N/A January 1, 2016
1996-1997 N/A January 1, 2017
1998-2000 January 1, 2012 January 1, 2020
2001-2004 January 1, 2013 January 1, 2021
2005-2006 January 1, 2014 January 1, 2022
2007-2009 1/2014 if not OEM equipped January 1, 2023

Removed Fleet Averaging Option (Compliance Option 3) and amended Large Fleet Percentage Turnover schedule (Compliance Option 2)

Large Fleet Phase-in (Percentage Turnover) Schedule for Vehicles 26,0001+GVWR

Compliance Date as of January 1st Percent of Total Fleet Complying with BACT BACT Requirements
2012 30% PM BACT
2013 60%
2014 90%
2015 90%
2016 All vehicles must comply with BACT Schedule

Amended Small Fleet Turnover Option

Small Fleet PM Phase-In Option Schedule for Heavier Vehicles

Compliance Date Vehicles Meeting PM BACT
January 1, 2014 1 Vehicle
January 1, 2015 2 Vehicles
January 1, 2016 3 Vehicles

Beginning January 1, 2020, all vehicles in the fleet would need to comply with the 2010 model year emissions equivalent requirements of the BACT schedule shown in the table below.

Compliance Dates for 2010 Model Year Emissions Equivalents BACT Schedule

Engine Model Year 2010 Engine By
2000 and Older January 1, 2020
2001-2004 January 1, 2021
2005-2006 January 1, 2022
All Vehicles January 1, 2023

Fleet owners using this provision must comply with the reporting and record keeping requirements.

Expands Early Action credits to include purchases of 2007 or newer trucks. Provisions details to follow.

Summary and Details of Other Changes to the Truck and Bus Rule is pending and will be released shortly.

Drayage Truck Rule

Amend to eliminate “Dray-off” loop-hole.

Includes Class 7 trucks in the definition of “Drayage Trucks”. Requires Class 7 trucks to retrofit for PM by 12/31/2013.

The Board rejected an amendment to the rule which would have eliminated the Phase Two Compliance Turnover schedule. Staff will use the Board’s direction to craft 15-Day Changes to the Drayage Truck Rule.