TRU Public Compliance Search Page

This page last reviewed on September 22, 2009.

TRU Search Fields Descriptions

ARB IDN:  The Air Resources Board Identification Number (ARB IDN) is unique 9-digit number that follows the letters "ARB". ARB IDNs are issued by ARB for TRUs that are registered in the Air Resources Board Equipment Registration (ARBER) system. Only California-based TRUs are required to have an ARB IDN. The ARB IDN must be affixed to both sides of the TRU housing or TRU generator set.

VIN:  The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique serial number composed of Arabic numbers and Roman letters assigned by the vehicle manufacturer. On a truck-mounted TRU, the truck's VIN is located on the driver's side dashboard, readable through the windshield. On a trailer-mounted TRU, the trailer's VIN is located on a plate that is permanently affixed to the trailer, typically on the driver's side, exterior front wall.

License Plate Number:  The license plate number is located on the front and rear of a truck and on the rear of a trailer.

Railcar Reporting Mark:  The Railcar Reporting Mark is a unique equipment number located on both sides of a railcar. The Railcar Reporting Mark includes three to four alpha characters followed by six numeric digits.

BIC Code:  The Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (BIC) code is a unique equipment number located on a TRU generator set or both sides of a refrigerated shipping container. The BIC code includes three to four alpha characters followed by six numeric digits.

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