CARB: Some reefer owners are eligible for time extension

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Thursday, July 25, 2013

Some reefer owners may be eligible for a time extension in order to comply with the latest emissions requirements enforced under California’s Transportation Refrigeration Unit Regulation.

The California Air Resources Board recently notified reefer owners that owners of reefers or TRU gen sets can apply for a compliance deadline extension in order to meet California’s Ultra-Low-Emission TRU (ULETRU) requirements for model year 2003 and older engines. Eligible reefer owners must have met the Low-Emission TRU (LETRU) in-use standard by the original compliance deadline.

Eligible reefer owners also must meet a number of other conditions, including:

  • The TRU must be registered in CARB’s Equipment Registration (ARBER) program;
  • Compliance with the LETRU standard must have been achieved by Dec. 31, 2009, for model year 2001 and older engines; and Dec. 31, 2009 for MY 2002 engines or Dec. 31, 2010, for MY 2003 engines.


CARB says the extension must be applied for at least 90 days before the ULETRU compliance deadline. The only way to obtain an application is to call CARB’s TRU Help Line at 888-878-2826.

For more information, visit CARB’s TRU website by clicking here.

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