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Record High Fine Issued

The California Air Resources Board showed they mean business with a record-breaking fine for a California trucking company, disclosed in a press release issued May 11, 2015.


Increased Enforcement

CARB is stepping up enforcement as local air districts and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) are now working with CARB to crack down on diesel fleet owners and operators. See April 23, 2015 CARB Press Release

Since the late 1990s fleet owners have been required to perform an annual opacity test (known as “snap idle” or PSIP) on trucks greater than 6,000 lbs GVWR. Failure to perform the test when applicable is a violation of state law.

Since 2007 an emissions control label is required on all 1974 and newer diesel vehicle engines on California roads. The ECL contains key information about your future compliance requirements.
…and avoid the fines.
On May 6, 2014, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced over $2 million in penalties were paid by over 250 motor carriers for failing to comply with CARB's rules.
During the summer of 2012, over 7,200 diesel program inspections took place resulting in hundreds of citations.

In these tight budget times fleet managers should avoid becoming a statistic.

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On December 14, 2011 the state’s landmark rule that bans all 2009 and older engines by 2023 became law.

Affected fleets must make investment decisions now. The rule is posted here.

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Municipal, state agency and special district trucks greater than 14,000 lbs GVWR are required to have filters install on all 2006 and older engines by the end of last year.

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More than 6,000 trash and recycling collection trucks must maintain the filters they installed between 2004 and 2010 and plan to replace more than 1,000 trucks that will expire in 2015.

The 2003 SWCV Rule has shown that engine and filter maintenance is key to successfully complying.

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Offroad Engines
During 2007, CARB adopted the In-use Offroad Diesel Vehicle Regulation affecting more than 100,000 pieces of construction type equipment with engines greater than 25 horsepower. has been contracted by Associated General Contractors, San Diego Chapter to provide training and compliance assistance with the new rule timelines granted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in late 2010.

Portable Equipment
CARB made changes to its Portable Equipment Registration Program in 2010. Portable gasoline and diesel engines in covered equipment that is 50 horsepower and greater has unique state and local requirements. has been contracted by Associated General Contractors, San Diego Chapter to provide training and compliance assistance with the new rule timelines granted by the CARB Board in late 2010.

Propane Forklifts/Large Spark Ignition
CARB adopted a little known rule affecting propane and gasoline forklifts and miscellaneous equipment.
See has been providing hands-on support to many equipment owners that own, lease or operate the equipment types above.


CARB Training SERVICES: was selected in 2012-2013 by the California Air Resources Board to conduct 125 training events for diesel vehicle owners. Borrowing on that experience, we now offer informative sessions that are focused on providing rule compliance information in layman's terms while giving practical advice on how to report and comply. Presenter Sean Edgar has over a decade of experience in this subject matter and is available for your next association meeting or conference in order to demystify the regulatory maze.