California Air Resources Board

Government, Technology, Fuel

CARB Continues Quest for an Electric Medium-, Heavy-Truck Future

Thor ET-One all electric semi-truck A Thor ET-One all-electric semi-truck on display at the CARB Technology Symposium in Riverside, Calif., in 2018. (Dania Maxwell/ Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators are working on a plan to speed up the deployment of electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks operating on the state’s streets and highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

California Commits Billions to Advance EV Programs

Tesla A Tesla Model S at a Supercharging station. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

A review conducted by the San Diego Union-Tribune showed various state agencies have committed $2.46 billion in public funds — some of it already spent and the rest planned over a number of years — for programs aimed at luring drivers out of cars and trucks powered by internal combustion engines and encouraging them into zero- or low-emission vehicles.

Rob Nikolewski | The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 4, 2019
Government, Business

CARB Expected to OK Tougher Smoke Opacity Limits in May

Truck on a California roadway iStock

California environmental regulators are scheduled next month to consider changes that would toughen state standards on smoke opacity as well as require motor carriers with two or more trucks to report to the agency the results from an annual smoke self-test.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government, Business

California Approves $663 Million for Clean Trucks, Buses

Trucks cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Trucks cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. (Thinkstock)

The California Air Resources Board approved a $663 million clean transportation plan Dec. 14 in an effort to increase the use of environmentally friendly trucks, buses and cars.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2017

Calif. Ruling Not Expected to Halt Diesel Emissions Plan, ATA Says

A California judge late last week temporarily halted the state’s cap-and-trade plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gases emitted by large stationary sources.

Transport Topics
March 29, 2011

CARB to Consider Additional Changes to Its Transport Refrigeration Unit Rule

The California Air Resources Board is considering amendments to its transport refrigeration unit regulation, including one that would extend the current seven-year in-use compliance period.

March 28, 2011

CARB Approves Changes to Emissions Rules to Ease Truckers’ Costs for New Equipment

California environmental regulators have approved amendments aimed at easing the financial burden facing truckers in order to comply with the state’s greenhouse gas emissions regulations.

January 3, 2011

CARB Says Changes to Truck Emissions Rules Could Save Trucking More Than $3 Billion

A series of proposed amendments to California’s emissions-reduction regulations for heavy trucks would save the trucking industry more than $3 billion, in part by delaying some compliance requirements, according to a new report by the state’s environmental regulatory staff.

November 8, 2010

California Aims to Close Drayage Loopholes to Prevent Transfer of Freight to Older Trucks

California environmental regulators plan to plug a pair of loopholes in the state’s drayage regulation that allow some operators to game the system, port officials and state regulators said.

November 8, 2010

CARB Plans to Amend Greenhouse Gas Rules

California environmental regulators were expected late last week to make public their final slate of proposed amendments designed to help motor carriers ease the financial pain of complying with the state’s tough heavy-duty truck greenhouse gas emissions reduction and retrofitting regulations.

November 1, 2010