The California Air Resources Board has scheduled a series of workshops for late July and early August to discuss the proposed regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from long-haul tractors and trailers.

The proposed regulation, which incorporates elements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, applies to 53-foot trailers and the heavy-duty tractors that pull them. Under the current proposal, drivers, motor carriers, independent owner/operators, brokers, and California businesses that ship and/or receive freight will all share the responsibility for ensuring that affected tractors and trailers comply with this measure?s requirements.

During the scheduled workshops, staff will discuss draft regulatory language (to be posted), regulatory costs and benefits, answer questions, and receive industry comments. Staff will also discuss how stakeholders will be affected by this regulation with specific focus on requirements applicable to trailer owners, brokers, California businesses that ship and/or receive freight in 53-foot box-type trailers, and others within the logistics industry.

Workshop Dates/Times and Locations:
* Monday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Air Resources Board (Sacramento), Sierra Room (Webcast
Available), 1001 I Street, Sacramento
* Tuesday, July 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sanyo North America, 2055 Sanyo Avenue, San Diego
* Tuesday, August 5, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Air Resources Board (El Monte), Annex 4 Auditorium, 9530 Telstar Avenue, El Monte

You can download a copy of the Workshop Notice at the following link:

To view details about scheduled workshops and to download other workshop related materials, visit

To find out more information about this proposed measure, visit

To find out more about U.S. EPA?s SmartWay(SM) Program, visit