By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The California Air Resources Board says reefer owners must have emissions upgrade orders placed by late summer and fall in order to be eligible for any time extensions.
CARB’s Transportation Refrigeration Unit rule requires reefers and gen sets to be upgraded within seven years of the manufacture date. By Dec. 31, 2014, reefers and gen sets with a manufacture year of 2007 must be retrofitted with a verified diesel particulate filter or replaced with a newer engine model year unit.
2006 model year TRUs operating in California were required to be upgraded in January 2014.
In a message posted to CARB’s website, the air quality agency said reefer trailers, “TRU or TRU generator set replacements, and new replacement engine” must have orders placed by Aug. 31. Verified diesel particulate filter retrofits must be ordered by Oct. 31.
CARB requires the order dates as part of its good faith compliance system. If reefer owners can’t have their equipment upgraded by Dec. 31, 2014, due to delivery or installation issues, the equipment owners can apply for a compliance extension. Applications for compliance extensions must be received by CARB by Dec. 31, 2014.
For more information, visit CARB’s TRU website by clicking here.
CARB also has a TRU helpline available at 888-878-2826 or 916-327-8737.
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