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May 2019

 

Funding Assistance Flowchart - Truck & Bus

    Subject to the Truck & Bus Regulation and wondering what financial assistance options are available? Look no further than our Truck & Bus Financial Assistance Flowchart

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February 2019

 

Public Workshop: Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program

    CARB staff is conducting a public workshop on Monday, February 11, 2019, to discuss ideas and strategies to reduce in-use emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in the State of California. The objective of the workshop is to solicit stakeholder ideas and comments about potential strategies, including a future heavy-duty vehicle inspection and maintenance (HD I/M) program, to ensure heavy-duty vehicles operating in California are well maintained and have properly functioning emissions control systems.

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December 2018

 

Changes to Heavy-Duty Truck Inspection Programs

    CARB staff is conducting a public workshop on Monday, February 11, 2019, to discuss ideas and strategies to reduce in-use emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in the State of California. The objective of the workshop is to solicit stakeholder ideas and comments about potential strategies, including a future heavy-duty vehicle inspection and maintenance (HD I/M) program, to ensure heavy-duty vehicles operating in California are well maintained and have properly functioning emissions control systems.

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November 2018

 

Cummins Recall

    On August 1, 2018, Cummins initiated a recall of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit catalysts in their 2010 to 2015 model year medium and heavy-duty engines. This recall affects over 500,000 heavy-duty vehicles nationwide.

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November 2018

 

2014 Truck and Bus Regulation Ammendments Affected

  Due to the court’s ruling in the CTA/Lawson Lawsuit, flexibility options that could be claimed before the Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. v. CARB decision became final in 2018 will not be available in 2019 or may have different eligibility criteria.

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September 2018

 

Automatic Enforcement Begins 2020

    Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation will be enforced through a new automatic process. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This bill states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must check that vehicles are compliant with, or exempt from, CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation. The new DMV compliance verification process will better enforce the regulation and level the playing field for businesses throughout California.

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