Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Transtex Trailer Aerodynamic Device Meets CARB Emissions Standards

Todd McGuire of Transtex Todd McGuire of Transtex touts the success of the Edge Topkit+. (Connor D. Wolf/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Transtex, a developer and manufacturer of trailer aerodynamic solutions, said it received preapproval for its Edge Topkit+, meeting California’s environmental standards.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Top 100

Largest Electric Truck Deployment Ever Gets Going in Southern California

Liane Randolph CARB Chair Liane Randolph announces the deployment at ACT Expo. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks in North America is ramping up in Southern California for an eight-year run, state officials announced Aug. 31 during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo here.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment

Transportation Groups Ask N.J., N.Y. to Delay Adoption of Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

New Jersey New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy already has signed an executive order establishing the Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

A group of transportation industry representatives has sent letters to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking that they hold off on adopting the California Air Resources Board’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Minnesota Adopts CARB Standards

tailpipe Rick Bowmer/AP

Minnesota is the latest state — and the first in the Midwest — to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emission standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots.

Jennifer Bjorhus | Star Tribune
July 27, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CARB Approves Amendments to Onboard Diagnostic System Regulations

Liane Randolph The board’s new action is intended to ensure that vehicles and engines meet the standards in use and remain clean for their entire life, CARB Chair Liane Randolph says. (Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition via YouTube)

California Air Resources Board members have unanimously approved amendments to light-, medium- and heavy-truck onboard diagnostic system regulations that will require more data to be stored by the OBD systems, and address issues regarding several malfunction monitors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Extends One-Time Reporting Requirement Deadline to May 1

California highway traffic Traffic on I-80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators have extended to May 1 the mandated deadline for motor carriers that operate in the state with $50 million or more in 2019 revenue, or carriers with more than 50 trucks, to file a one-time report about their trucks and operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Truckers Speak Out at CARB Workshop on Tough Smog Test Proposal

CARB Traffic on Interstate 5 in Sacramento, Calif. (Max Whittaker/Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators gave motor carriers a look at a tweaked heavy-duty vehicle smog inspection and maintenance program proposal that will require motor carriers to “smog test” their fleets quarterly, rather than current requirements for an annual inspection.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Names Liane Randolph for CARB Chair

Liane Randolph, then California Public Utilities Commissioner, listens during a January 2019 meeting. (AP) Liane Randolph, then California Public Utilities Commissioner, listens during a January 2019 meeting in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

Gov. Gavin Newsom has named one of California’s utility-company regulators to lead the state agency that fights air pollution and climate change.

J.D. Morris | San Francisco Chronicle
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleets Need to Navigate Changing NOx Standards

Dave Williams Dave Williams by Transport Topics

Industry experts noted the speed of emissions regulation changes during the session titled “EPA vs. CARB Regulations: What does this Mean for a Fleet in 2022 and Beyond” during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Formally Adopts Low-NOx Omnibus Rule

California highway traffic Traffic on I-80 in Berkeley, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

California regulators have unanimously approved a sweeping regulation that will lower oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions for new trucks built beginning in 2024.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 28, 2020