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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Changes Ahead for California Refrigerated Equipment Users

Beginning January 1, 2013, brokers, freight forwarders, shippers, and receivers may now be cited for using transport refrigeration units (TRUs) that fail to meet the in-use emission standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). 

Citations had previously been limited to motor carriers and drivers. A guidance document which spells out these requirements and how to ensure compliance is available online. In addition, CARB will limit the California operating life of certain new TRUs that do not meet the more stringent federal non-road engine emission standards set to take effect in 2013. An advisory detailing how new TRUs will be subject to the CARB requirements is also available online.

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