The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is not stopping with the Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) regulation. They are also pushing forward with the Clean Truck Check. It is like a smog check for trucks.
The current regulation requires annual testing on trucks older than three years, but the new rules effective January 2024 requires registering trucks in a new database, paying a per truck compliance fee, and getting a smog check twice a year, even on new trucks.
The Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has united industry groups against their continued push to implement an Indirect Source Rule (ISR).
The PMSA and the ILWU recently issued a joint statement highlighting the ISR would require stationary facilities, like a marine terminal for example, to be responsible for the emissions generated from mobile sources not under their control, like trains, ships, tugs, and trucks.
This rule would make it more difficult and more costly to operate in California and would accelerate the exodus of market share off the west coast and to the gulf and east coasts.