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CALIFORNIA TRUCKING NEWS




 
 

December 2018

 

Changes to Heavy-Duty Truck Inspection Programs

    Changes to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) may affect you. The CARB Board approved a new opacity limit of 5 percent for heavy-duty vehicles equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPFs). Other amendments include additional smoke tester training requirements and voluntary submittal of on-board diagnostic (OBD) data in lieu of annual PSIP opacity tests.

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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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