The California Air Resources Board (CARB), is stepping up its enforcement of the stringent diesel truck regulations. They want to ensure that vehicles from other states coming into California are in compliance with the anti-pollution laws.
They’ve been going to border towns looking for “dray-offs”, when a compliant truck exchanges cargo with a noncompliant truck. Truckers may receive very stiff penalties for participating in this. In addition,
truck carriers and transport companies can also face fines if they have been involved.
CARB is reminding the trucking industry that drayage trucks have to be both upgraded and registered with the agency. Upgrades need to be performed to bring them up to code, if necessary. The Truck and Bus regulation requires that heavy duty diesel trucks be cleaned up.
For more in-depth information on CARB, click to read at the Heavy Duty Truck site.