CARB Will Hold Carriers Responsible for Dispatching Non-Compliant Owner Operators

August 26, 2013

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Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.

This requirement applies to all motor carriers, whether based in California or not. And now with the year-end deadline approaching, almost every owner operator will be faced with either replacing their truck or retrofitting to meet CARB’s January 1, 2014 compliance deadline.

 After January 1, motor carrier fleets will not be able to dispatch non-compliant owner operators and risk facing penalties

The available pool of owner operators with 2010 engines or retrofits is small and the possibility of replacing any non-compliant owner operators will be difficult and also put the fleet at a loss of trained and dedicated owner operators, according to  diesel retrofit installer, Ironman Parts & Service, based in Calif.

It says in some cases, a fleet can submit a single purchase order by August 31 for all of its owner operators to extend the retrofit deadline by four months to May 1, 2014.

You can get more information about what’s needed to comply with the regulation by logging onto the CARB website


  1. 1. Nick Rivera Transport Inc [ September 02, 2013 @ 09:00AM ]

    The law was to be enforced on 1/1/2014 so a lot of companies complied ,now why is there a extension to give more time for people that pushed the point of compliance? I think the law should go into effect and let those who didn't follow the rules pay the fines.

  2. 2. Román Rodríguez [ November 04, 2013 @ 01:17PM ]

    I need moré informartion about The truck 2003 because never o recived any informartion. About thank Youtube Román

  3. 3. Román Rodríguez [ November 04, 2013 @ 01:20PM ]

    A need moré informaron about Thalía you Román


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