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More Stringent Equipment Requirements in California

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After the first of the year, trucks and 53-foot trailers operating in California will be subject to more stringent requirements under regulations being implemented by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The new restrictions include:

  • Trucks with 2000 to 2004 engines must be retrofitted with diesel particulate filters unless they are part of a fleet phase-in or qualify for an exception;
  • Trucks operating at the state’s ports or rail yards must have 2007 or newer engines;
  • Trucks that are 2010 models or older and pulling 53-foot or longer box-type trailers need to use SmartWay verified tires or retreads when replacing their worn-out tires; and
  • 53-foot or longer box-type trailers must have SmartWay verified aerodynamics unless they are part of a fleet phase-in or qualify for an exception.

To learn what regulations may apply to your fleet when operating in California, visit¬†CARB’s Truck Stop¬†website.

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