TRU Public Compliance Search Page

This page last reviewed on September 22, 2009.

This page allows you to search for the compliance status for a Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU).  In order for your search to work, you must complete at least one of the search fields below.  The search fields represent information that uniquely identifies a TRU (see below for a description of each search field).  Partial searches are not allowed by the system.  Once you have successfully searched for a specific TRU, you may also submit a comment on it.  If you wish to receive a response to your comment, please make sure you enter a valid email address.

TRU Search Fields

License Plate Number:
Railcar Reporting Mark:
BIC Code:

TRU Search Fields Descriptions

ARB IDN:  The Air Resources Board Identification Number (ARB IDN) is unique 9-digit number that follows the letters "ARB". ARB IDNs are issued by ARB for TRUs that are registered in the Air Resources Board Equipment Registration (ARBER) system. Only California-based TRUs are required to have an ARB IDN. The ARB IDN must be affixed to both sides of the TRU housing or TRU generator set.

VIN:  The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique serial number composed of Arabic numbers and Roman letters assigned by the vehicle manufacturer. On a truck-mounted TRU, the truck's VIN is located on the driver's side dashboard, readable through the windshield. On a trailer-mounted TRU, the trailer's VIN is located on a plate that is permanently affixed to the trailer, typically on the driver's side, exterior front wall.

License Plate Number:  The license plate number is located on the front and rear of a truck and on the rear of a trailer.

Railcar Reporting Mark:  The Railcar Reporting Mark is a unique equipment number located on both sides of a railcar. The Railcar Reporting Mark includes three to four alpha characters followed by six numeric digits.

BIC Code:  The Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (BIC) code is a unique equipment number located on a TRU generator set or both sides of a refrigerated shipping container. The BIC code includes three to four alpha characters followed by six numeric digits.