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smartway -- Public Workshops for Proposed AB 32 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure (SmartWay(SM))

Posted: 14 May 2008 17:25:58
The California Air Resources Board invites you to participate in
a series of workshops scheduled for the months of May and June
to discuss the proposed regulation to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions from long-haul tractors and trailers. The proposed
regulatory requirements specifically apply to tractors over
33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that pull 53-foot box-type
trailers and 53-foot box-type trailers used in long-haul
transportation.  This measure, which is based on the voluntary
SmartWay(SM) Program developed by The United States
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), aims to improve
transportation efficiency by requiring technologies that reduce
aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance.  

During the scheduled workshops, staff will discuss draft
regulatory language, provide cost/benefit estimates, answer
questions, and receive industry comments.  Staff will also
discuss how different stakeholders in the logistics industry
will be affected by this regulation.  Under the current
proposal, drivers, motor carriers, independent owner/operators,
brokers, and California businesses that ship and/or receive
freight in 53-foot box-type trailers will share the
responsibility of ensuring that affected tractors and trailers
comply with this measure’s requirements.

The workshops that are currently scheduled will focus primarily
on requirements applicable to tractor owners and operators. 
Future workshops will be scheduled to address the concerns of
other stakeholders such as trailer owners, brokers, and
California businesses that ship and/or receive freight in
53-foot box-type trailers, and others within the logistics

To find out more information about this proposed measure, please
visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/smartway/smartway.htm.

To view details about scheduled workshops, please visit

To find out more about U.S. EPA’s SmartWay(SM) Program, please
visit http://www.epa.gov/smartway.

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