CARB Truck replacement rule

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 28, 2008 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing a truck replacement rule.  Under the new rule, any heavy-duty vehicle with a pre-1998 engine will need to be replaced or retrofitted with yet-to-be developed technologies by December 31, 2010.  

    • All vehicles with engines manufactured between 1998 and 2002 must be retrofitted or replaced by December 31, 2011;
    •All vehicles with 2003/04 engines are to be retrofitted or replaced by December 31, 2012;
    •All 2005 and newer engines must be retrofitted or replaced by 2013; and
    •All trucks must meet 2007 emissions standards by the year 2114 and 2010 emission standards by the year 2022.
The rule will be very expensive to companies in California. It would require diesel engines to be replaced in a few short years.  The market would be flooded with "outdated" trucks greatly diminishing the ability to sell used equipment or recoup any resale value.  
The good news is that you have the opportunity to make your voice heard.  CMTA has joined a coalition called "Driving toward a Cleaner California." In order for the coalition to be successful, we need your voice and financial help.
If you want to join the coalition and support it’s efforts, please email Loretta Macktal at  You can also get additional information at the coalition website:
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