CARB Issues Refrigerated Carrier Hiring Template
Last week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a letter template for use by brokers, forwarders, shippers, and receivers who hire refrigerated carriers to transport goods on California roads. The template is in response to new requirements that make these parties, in addition to motor carriers and drivers, culpable for the use of transport refrigeration units (TRUs) that do not meet the state’s in-use emission standards. The template strongly recommends that carriers based outside of California register their TRUs with CARB; however, the regulation does not require registration for these carriers. Rather, these carriers must ensure any TRUs dispatched on California roads comply with the state standards and include contact information for the motor carrier and business entity that hired the carrier. For a copy of the letter template as well as a guidance document discussing the hiring requirements, visit the CARB TRU website.