By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer
Truck owners will see the first of California’s diesel particulate filter requirements hit Jan. 1 as part of the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation.
CARB’s Truck and Bus rule, also known as the Retrofit Rule, requires trucking fleets to install diesel particulate filters and upgrade their truck engines beginning in January 2012.
“Fleet owners need to plan now to equip their trucks with diesel particulate matter filters in order to be ready in January,” CARB Assistant Chief of Mobile Sources Erik White said in a news release.
Truck owners seeking more information on compliance assistance and funding opportunities can visit ARB’s Truck Stop, call the Diesel Hotline at 866 6 DIESEL (866-634-3735), or review the Truck and Bus Regulation Fact Sheet.
Under the rule, owners of small trucking fleets (defined as one to three trucks) can postpone the January compliance requirement until 2014. In order to receive the extension, however, they must report their fleet information to CARB by Jan. 31, 2012.
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