CARB’s on-road truck and bus rule reporting system is online

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | Thursday, December 29, 2011

Many truck fleets will be required to report information into a California Air Resources Board database by the end of January, and that database is now up and running.

CARB’s Truck and Bus rule, also known as the “Retrofit Rule,” requires trucking fleets to install diesel particulate filters and upgrade their trucks beginning as early as January 2012 for some fleets.

The online reporting system is available here.

Because a multitude of compliance options exist depending on vehicle weight, fleet size and other factors, CARB has created a Truck and Bus Regulation User Guide available here.

CARB says fleets that report by Jan. 31, 2012, will have “more flexibility to bring heavier vehicles into compliance.

Small fleets with three or fewer diesel vehicles must report truck information on all their trucks now if they have any trucks with 1996 through 1999 model year engines.

For more information, call CARB’s Diesel Hotline at 866 6 DIESEL (866-634-3735).

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