TRU Operator Report and Terminal Infomation Help Page

This page last reviewed on April 12, 2013.

ARBER TRU Manual Operator Report and Terminal Information

The Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) ATCM requires operators of California terminals to submit Operator Reports. This reporting program gathers information needed to evaluate emissions from TRUs.  The requirements are set forth in title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 2477. These requirements have been split into two pieces:the Operator Report, which provides company information, and Terminal Information, which provides information about the location of the terminal and identifies which TRUs and/or TRU generator sets are assigned to the terminal.

There are two ways to submit the Operator Report and Terminal Information forms.The first is to electronically enter the information via the Internet into ARB’s Equipment Registration (ARBER) system,ARBER will be available on January 6, 2009. The second method is to download and print out the Operator Report and Terminal Information forms, then fill out the forms manually or on the computer and submit them to ARB through the mail.

The instructions below apply to the manual method of downloading, printing, filling in, and mailing the forms.  You may use the forms to gather the needed information for online application or submittal by mail (mailing address is on the Operator Report Form).

If you have further questions related to filling out these forms, please call the toll-free TRU ATCM Help Line: 1-888-878-2826 (1-888-TRU-ATCM) or send an email to arber@arb.ca.gov.

Instructions:

  1. If you own TRUs you should first register the TRUs that you own with ARB to get Identification Numbers (IDN) prior to submitting an Operator Report. Non-owners of TRUs (e.g. renters or lessees) that need IDNs to legally operate in California should contact the owner of the TRU (lessor) and inform them of the IDN requirement. See TRU Advisory 08-04 for procedures related to leased/rented TRU/TRU gensets.

  2. Complete the Operator Report Form (SSD/EAB-FORM: TRU-OR(#33).Check the appropriate box at the top to indicate either “New Operator Report” or “Revised Operator Report.” Provide company profile information.Table 1 (below) includes a section for each entry of the Operator Report Form.The first column is the label for each entry. The second column provides entry instructions. The third column provides references, help, and other detailed information.All of the information is required, except as noted on the form.

    Table 1
    Operator Report Form
    (Form SSD/EAB #TRU-OR (#33))
    Owner-Operator Number (OON) Enter your OON, if you have been issued one. If you registered TRUs to get ARB Identification Numbers for the TRUs that you own, you were issued an Owner-Operator Number (OON).
    Business Name Enter your business or company name. ARBER is set up to identify unique company profiles using the business tax identification (see below).  Your company should match the information submitted to the IRS for this identification.
    Federal Tax Identification Number Enter your federal tax ID number. This is also called your EIN if you are a U.S. company, BN for a Canadian company, or RFC for a Mexican company.
    If you have an OON that was issued when you applied for ARB Identification Numbers (when you registered your TRUs/TRU generator sets with ARB), you may skip the rest of this form and fill out Terminal Information Forms for each California terminal.
    Mailing Address 1 Enter the street address for your company.
    Mailing Address 2 Enter any suite numbers, apartment numbers or postal or mail box numbers.
    City Enter the city where your business is located.
    State Enter the state where your business is located.
    Zip Code Enter the zip code where your business is located. Zip code + 4 is accepted.
    Country Enter the country where your business is located.
    Contact Phone Number Enter the phone number of your company's primary contact person.
    Contact First Name Enter the first name of your company's primary contact person.
    Contact Last Name Enter the last name of your company's primary contact person.
    Contact Title Enter the title of your company's primary contact person.
    Contact Email Enter the email address of your company's primary contact person. Provide if you will accept email messages and notices.


  3. Complete and attach Terminal Information Form(s) (SSD/EAB-Form: TRU-TI (#34) ) for each California terminal that you operate. Check the appropriate box at the top to indicate either “New Terminal Information” or “Revised Terminal Information.” Table 2 (below) includes a section for each entry of the Terminal Information Form. The first column is the label for each entry. The second column provides entry instructions. The third column provides references, help, and other detailed information. All of the information is required, except as noted on the form.

    Table 2
    Terminal Information Form (California Terminals)
    (Form SSD/EAB #TRU-OR (#34))
    Terminal Name Enter the terminal name that you use to identify this terminal. Large companies that have more than one terminal may have unique names of reach terminal. Each terminal name in ARBER must be unique. Small companies that have only one terminal may use their company name. Owner-operators that don’t have a yard maintenance facility often use their home as a terminal. The name must be at least four characters long.
    Street Address Enter the street address for this terminal. Post-office boxes are not allowed. A physical address is required.
    City Enter the city where your business is located. Note that the state is California for all terminals affected by this part of the regulation. Non-California terminals are not required to report.
    Zip Code Enter the zip code where your business is located. Zip code + 4 is accepted.
    County Enter the county in California where your business is located
    Contact Person Name Enter the name of your company's primary contact person. The format must be last name, first name, middle initial (last, first, m.i.).
    Contact Title Enter the title of your company's primary contact person.
    Contact Email Enter the email address of your company's primary contact person. Provide if you will accept email messages and notices.
    Contact Phone Number Enter the phone number of your company's primary contact person.
    TRU and TRU Generator Set IDNs Assigned to Terminal
    List IDNs assigned to this California terminal. Enter the IDNs of all of the TRUs and TRU generator sets that are assigned to this terminal in the boxes provided. Additional boxes are provided on the back of the form, which may be used, if necessary, and it may be copied while it is blank and used to provide additional IDNs, if necessary.


  4. Combine the Operator Report Form (SSD/EAB-FORM: TRU-OR(#33)) and the Terminal Information Form(s) SSD/EAB-FORM: TRU-TI(#34)).
  1. Enter the date of submittal in the box at the top left corner of each page.
  2. Enter your Tax Identification Number (EIN) in the box at the top right corner of each page.  If you are a Canadian Company, use your BN.  If you are a Mexican company use your RFC.
  3. Count the total number of pages being submitted for all terminals and fill out the page number (left space) and total number of pages (right space) at the bottom of each page.
  4. Fill in the boxes below company profile information section for the "Number of Terminal Information Forms Submitted" and the "Total number of pages".

NOTES:
  1. Facilities that do not own or operate the TRUs that come to their facility do not need to submit an Operator Report and Terminal Information Form.
  2. If you are a TRU operator that does not own TRUs (and you do not have an OON), you will be mailed an OON. Please save and use your OON in the future if you submit Operator Report or Terminal Information updates.
  3. Updates are required within 30 days of a change in any of the information submitted in your Operator Report or Terminal Information forms.


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