CARB to Propose Changes to Truck Regulations
The California Air Resources Board will hold a public workshop to discuss proposed changes to two truck regulations. One proposed change would add trucks owners and California-based shippers and brokers as parties responsible for violations of the state’s 5-minute idling limit. Currently, only drivers can be cited for these violations. A second proposed change would eliminate, beginning in 2014, an existing requirement to use SmartWay certified sleeper cab tractors under the Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Regulation. As proposed, the state standard would be harmonized with the adopted federal GHG standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks; thereby eliminating the need for the SmartWay tractor requirement. The workshop will be held in Sacramento on March 11 at 8:30 a.m. PST and webcast over the internet. For more information, see the CARB workshop notice.