Sustainable Freight Transport

This page last reviewed July 24, 2019

CARB is working with agency partners and stakeholders to implement a broad program that includes regulations, incentives, and policies designed to support the transformation to a more sustainable freight system and reduce community impacts from freight operations in California. This page summarizes CARB’s sustainable freight activities and provides links to more detailed information on our specific freight-related programs.


Minimizing Community Health Impacts from Freight

At the March 2018 CARB Board Meeting, staff provided an informational update on potential concepts for minimizing community health impacts from large freight facilities including seaports, railyards, warehouses, and distribution centers. This is per Board direction from the March 2017 meeting and the addendum to Resolutions 17-7 and 17-8.

For more information, please visit the website:

Freight Facility and Regulation Information:



Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Additional Resources:

Stakeholder Engagement

- Sign up for our email listserve to receive notices of meetings, document availability, and other relevant information.

- Request a CARB speaker through CARB’s Ombudsman office by completing the Request for CARB Speaker  form and selecting "Freight Movement" from the topic list.


For more information on CARB's Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative, please contact the Freight Transport Branch at (916) 322-8267.

Contact with any additional questions or comments.