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tru -- ARB Publishes Electronic Tracking System Supplier List for TRUs (reefers) Posted: 21 Nov 2012 11:35:51
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted its Electronic Tracking System (ETS) Supplier List for transport refrigeration units (TRU) equipped with electric standby and hybrid electric (both referred to herein as E/S). ARBís ETS Supplier List will be updated periodically as GPS tracking system suppliers show ARB they understand the requirements for automated monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting. Users need to know that the ETS Supplier List is not intended to imply ARB endorsement or recommendation of any kind. Users of this list are advised to use due diligence in evaluating offerings from companies on this list. If a TRU owner is using E/S to comply with the in-use performance standards, the TRU Regulation requires ETS to be used by January 1, 2013, on 50 percent of a fleetís TRUs that are using E/S to comply. Then, by January 1, 2014, all TRUs that are using E/S to comply must be equipped with ETS. Manual recordkeeping is required until these deadlines. As indicated above, ETS includes automated monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting, with GPS tracking. ARBís Guidance for E/S and ETS provides more details on these requirements. ARBís Guidance for E/S and ETS may be downloaded at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/guidance_electricstandby_ets.pdf Where can I get more information? For general information about the TRU Regulation, the TRU Website is at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm The ARBER registration website is at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/arber/arber.htm ARBER Registration Help pages are at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/arber/trureg/trureg.htm TRU Advisories are listed at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/advisories.htm If you have questions about compliance or registration in ARBER, please call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or call 1-916-327-8737. Background: TRUs are refrigeration systems powered by integral diesel internal combustion engines designed to control the environment of temperature-sensitive products that are transported in trucks, trailers, shipping containers, and railcars. The emissions from these units are a source of unhealthful air pollutants including particulate matter, toxic air contaminants, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons, that all pose a potential threat to both public health and the environment. These units often congregate in large numbers at California distribution centers, grocery stores, and other facilities where they run for extended periods of time to ensure their perishable contents remain cold or frozen. These distribution and loading facilities are often in close proximity to schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods. In 2004, the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) was adopted by the Board to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions from TRUs and TRU gen set engines. Amendments were adopted by the Board in November 2010 and October 2011.