CARB Truck and Bus reporting deadline approaches

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Many trucking companies who enter California’s borders will be required to report information on their trucks to CARB by the end of January.

According to a recent message posted to CARB’s website, truck owners will be required to upload truck information by Jan. 31, 2015, if they:

Have already reported information to CARB’s Truck and Bus regulation reporting system. CARB says the truck owners must update that information;
Want to continue to use fleet flexibility options or want to “newly claim a flexibility option; and
Use mileage-based exemptions to the rule. CARB says truck owners must report the truck’s Jan. 1 odometer reading by Jan. 31, 2015.

Accounts with CARB’s Truck and Bus regulation reporting system can be accessed by clicking here.

Predicted to cost the trucking industry more than $1 billion, the Truck and Bus Rule requires most trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds to be upgraded either with diesel particulate filters or by upgrading to cleaner and newer engines between the years 2012 and 2023.

CARB approved multiple changes to the rule in April 2014, including the addition of two more years of time before small fleets had to upgrade their first truck. Small fleets now must upgrade their second truck by January 2017. Previous versions of the regulation had required small fleets to upgrade their trucks by January 2016.

For additional information or help with reporting, call CARB’s Diesel Hotline at 866-634-3735 or email 866diesel@arb.ca.gov. You can also visit CARB’s website by clicking here.

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