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tru -- Attention transport refrigeration unit owners! The August 31st purchase order deadline approaching!

Posted: 01 Aug 2017 09:56:25
Order compliance technology now for your 2010 and 2003 transport
refrigeration units (TRU) to beat the purchase order deadlines. 

August 31st is the purchase order deadline for new replacement
TRUs and TRU generator sets.  Order now to avoid penalties due to
manufacturer or installer delays.  It is probably too late to
order refrigerated trailers due to long backlogs at refrigerated
trailer manufacturers.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recommends that TRU and
TRU generator set owners take action now to order compliance
options to ensure TRU model year 2010 engines (or units
manufactured in 2010) comply with in-use performance standards by
the end of 2017.  Model year 2003 TRU engines that met the
Low-Emission TRU (LETRU) In-Use Performance Standard in 2010 also
need to meet the Ultra-Low-Emission In-Use Standard or be
replaced by the end of 2017.  Please be aware that replacement
engines are no longer a compliance option because replacement
engines must be cleaner than the old engine being replaced and
there is no replacement engine that fits and functions that is
cleaner than a MY 2010 engine (see TRU Advisory 13-18, page 7 for
more detailed explanation at: 

The TRU Regulation allows compliance extensions if delivery or
installation is delayed; but, to qualify for these extensions,
the unit must be registered in CARB’s Equipment Registration
(ARBER) system and purchase orders must be placed early enough to
take into account large order backlogs, delivery, installation,
holiday, and typical year-end compacted schedules.  The TRU
Regulation has the following purchase order deadlines:

•	For unit replacements:  By the end of August -- four months
ahead of the compliance deadline; and

•	For verified diesel particulate filter retrofits:  By the end
of October -- two months ahead of the compliance deadline.

Owners must exercise due diligence in attempting to comply by the
end of 2017.  Due diligence means conducting the compliance
process with a measure of prudence, responsibility, and diligence
that is expected from, and ordinarily exercised by a reasonable
and prudent person under the circumstances.  For example, start
the research, budgeting, and financing well in advance of the
compliance deadline, and purchase the compliance technology
before the purchase order deadline.  The compliance extension
application (with attached supporting documentation that
demonstrates due diligence was used) must be received at ARB by
December 31, 2017.

All model year 2009 and older engines (or units manufactured in
2009 or earlier) should be in compliance now.  Please note that
trailer manufacture year and in-service dates are not used to
determine compliance dates.  Noncompliant model year 2009 and
older TRU/TRU genset engines/units must not be operated in
California unless they are brought into compliance immediately.

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: 

ARBER Registration Help pages are at: 

TRU Compliance extension applications are at:

TRU Advisories are listed at: 

If you have questions about in-use performance standard
compliance, registration in ARBER, or in-use compliance
extensions, please call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or
call 1-916-327-8737.

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