Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Compliance Extensions

This page last reviewed October 1, 2018.

The following applications in the table below strictly apply to Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs). These applications do NOT apply to Truck and Bus or Tractor-Trailer-GHG regulations and will NOT be processed if filled out for diesel trucks.

The following applications in the table below are used to apply for compliance deadline extensions for specific circumstances as provided for in the 2011 Amendments of the TRU ATCM.  Both Excel and PDF versions of the applications are available.  

The Excel applications are available by request to the ARBER toll-free helpline at 1-888-878-2826 OR by email to .  The Excel applications can only be submitted as an Excel document with PDFs of all supporting documentation by e-mail to
The PDF applications can either be submitted with all supporting documentation by e-mail to OR
by mail to:

California Air Resources Board
Transportation and Toxics Division (ARBER/TRU)
PO Box 2815
Sacramento, CA  95812

Information submitted must be true, accurate, and complete.  Within 30 days of a change in ownership or compliance status, the new information must be entered in the ARBER system.  This includes updates to the company profile and primary contact information.  Failure to report updates or submittal of false information is a violation of state law subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Application for Compliance Extension for In-Use Performance Standards Based on Delays Due to Equipment Manufacture Delays, Installer Delays or Private Financing. (PDF version)

This application can be used for a one-time extension
of up to four (4) months for delays in Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) compliance provided documentation for the delay and the application are submitted prior to December 31. (See 13 CCR 2477.5 (l)).   The owner must have ordered the compliance technology no later than two months before the compliance date (October 31) for VDECS retrofit compliance technologies and no later than four months before the compliance date (August 31) for engine replacements, unit replacements, and trailer replacements.  The purchase order must be consistent with these dates.

Safe Passage for Noncompliant Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Traveling in California. (PDF version)

This application can be used for a safe passage permit
if the purpose for the Transport Refrigeration Unit traveling in California is to take the noncompliant TRU to a dealer or installer to bring the equipment into compliance.  The TRU shall not be operating in a noncompliant state in California and no temperature-sensitive products shall be transported in a vehicle with a noncompliant TRU.
 (See 13 CCR 2477.5 (n)).
If you have any questions related to completing these forms, please contact our toll-free helpline at 1-888-878-2826.

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