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tru -- ARB publishes letter template for brokers, forwarders, shippers, and receivers to notify refrigerated carriers of new requirements

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 10:50:32
A letter template is now posted on the California Air Resources
Boardís (ARB) Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Website for
brokers, forwarders, shippers, and receivers to notify the
carriers they do business with about the requirements for
carriers to comply with ARBís TRU Regulation before they can be
hired. 

Beginning January 1, 2013, ARBís TRU Regulation requires brokers,
forwarders, shippers, or receivers to require the carriers they
hire for transporting perishable goods on California highways or
railways to only dispatch TRUs or TRU generator sets that comply
with the regulationís in-use performance standards.  ARB
previously published "Guidance for Brokers, Forwarders, Shippers,
Receivers, Carriers, and Drivers on Hiring and Contracting
TRU-Carrier Transport of Perishable Goods on California Highways
and Railways" (see link below).  This "Guidance" has been
updated.  Item #11 of this Guidance is a list of strategies that
brokers, forwarders, shippers, or receivers may use to make sure
they only hire compliant carriers.

One of those strategies (see updated Item #11.A.) is to send
periodic notices to refrigerated carriers making them aware that
the broker, forwarder, shipper, or receiver requires all of the
refrigerated carriers they hire to comply with ARBís TRU
Regulation in-use performance standards.  The notice would also
say the broker, forwarder, shipper, or receiver now requires the
carrier to:  1) certify that they (the carrier) will only
dispatch TRUs that comply with the in-use standards; 2) register
their TRUís in ARBís Equipment Registration (ARBER) system if
they will travel on California highways or railways; 3) print out
the ARBER certification page for each TRU; and 4) send those
pages to the broker, forwarder, shipper, or receiver.

A letter template that can be merged with the brokerís,
forwarderís, shipperís, or receiverís company name is posted at
the TRU Website (see link below) and is also available at: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/template_notice_to_carriers.pdf

Further discussion about these letters and when to send them is
now included in the updated "Guidance" at Item #11.A. (see link
below).

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

Guidance for Brokers, Forwarders, Shippers, Receivers, Carriers,
and Drivers on Hiring and Contracting TRU-Carrier Transport of
Perishable Goods on California Highways and Railways is at: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/guidance_broker-shipper-receiver.pdf

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.

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