Regs loom, OOIDA publicizes CARB's Wednesday class

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | 1/8/2013

With the start of a new year, several new diesel emissions requirements from the California Air Resources Board have moved into place.
To help explain its regulations, CARB is conducting an informational class about diesel exhaust after-treatment devices Wednesday, Jan. 9. The class will be held from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday. The class discusses diesel emissions, diesel particulate filter theory, manufacture and application, as well as regulations affected by DPFs.
To register for the class, click here.
The OOIDA Foundation has added links for the class on its websites in an effort to help communicate the requirements and other information about CARB to help truck owners.
Andrew King, research assistant with the OOIDA Foundation, said several DPF requirements have been in place for years but are now beginning to take effect for small trucking companies.
“The Foundation’s mission statement is to fight for the rights of truckers through research and education, and that’s what we are doing by getting the information out and available for our guys,” King said.
“There is a lot to learn with the CARB regulations,” King said. “From the Truck and Bus Regulation to the Transport Refrigerated Unit Regulation, carriers need to understand how they are affected as well as the variety of compliance options available to them.”

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