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tru -- ARB publishes TRU Advisory 13-25 on Enforcement of the Broker-Forwarder-Shipper-Receiver Requirements for reefers Posted: 28 Feb 2013 10:19:45
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted TRU Advisory 13-25 on ARBís Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Website. TRU Advisory 13-25 explains the ARBís enforcement plan for the freight broker, forwarder, shipper, receiver, carrier, and driver requirements under ARBís TRU Regulation. These new requirements are needed to protect public health and ensure that TRU owners that have invested in cleaner equipment are not at a competitive disadvantage relative to noncompliant carriers. More detailed information is provided in TRU Advisory 13-25, which is posted on the TRU Website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm. Updated Guidance for Brokers, Forwarders, Shippers, Receivers, Carriers, and Drivers on Hiring and Contracting TRU-Carrier Transport of Perishable Goods on California Highways and Railways, as well as general information about the TRU Regulation is also available at the above TRU Website. 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 All 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.