Government, Business, Equipment

CARB Will Regulate Trailers If EPA Vacates Section of Phase 2


Whatever federal authorities may or may not do to alter parts of the U.S. Phase 2 regulation of greenhouse gases from trucks, California will keep regulations in place that are at least as tough as the October 2016 final rule, and might even get more strict and encompass aspects of nitrogen oxide emissions.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2017

States, Environmentalists Seek to Intervene in Federal Phase 2 Greenhouse-Gas Appeal

Eight states, including California, and five environmental advocacy groups have asked a U.S. appellate court for permission to intervene in a civil case between the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association and two federal agencies concerning the final Phase 2 greenhouse-gas rule — just one month after TTMA filed its petition for review.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2017

CARB Truck and Bus Regulation Compliance Declined in 2015

Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News

The rate of compliance for heavy trucks with the California Air Resources Board’s truck and bus regulation has decreased to 70%-75% from 85% over the past two years, according to estimates in a new CARB enforcement report.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2016

California Judge Rules Against CARB

A California Superior Court Judge has ruled that the state’s air-quality regulators didn’t take into account the economic impact on trucking firms that had complied with their rules when when they voted in April 2014 to allow other carriers to remain noncomplaint for two years.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2016

Zero-Emission Vehicles at Center of Plan to Slash California’s Nitrogen Oxide Levels

Advanced Clean Transportation

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Zero and near-zero emissions trucks and other freight vehicles are at the center of California’s plan to slash emissions of nitrogen oxides, regulators said. The plan begins with a series of state pilot projects over the next three years, they added.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2016

CARB Touts ‘Most Promising’ Technologies That Could Cut GHG Output From Reefers

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Electric and hydrogen cell-powered transport refrigeration units are the “most promising” technologies that can be used to reduce reefer emissions over the next five to 10 years and beyond, according to California environmental regulators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2015

CARB Approves $85 Million for Clean Truck Technology Projects

California Air Resources Board

The California Air Resources Board said it has approved $85 million for advanced-technology, heavy-duty truck projects to help improve the state’s air quality.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2014

CARB Grants Smaller Carriers More Time to Comply With State’s New Regulations

The California Air Resources Board has adopted amendments to its truck and bus regulation that will give mostly small, rural and low-mileage motor carriers more time to achieve compliance, exasperating larger carriers.

May 12, 2014

Carrier’s Refrigeration Emissions System Receives CARB Verification

Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold’s engine emissions-system option for refrigeration units received verification from the California Air Resources Board.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2014

California Increases Clean Diesel-Truck Loan Funding

The California Air Resources Board announced an additional $18 million in funding for a program to replace older higher-polluting diesel trucks.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2013