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tru -- ARB template available for brokers, forwarders, shippers, and receivers to notify refrigerated motor carrier about reefer requirements

Posted: 14 Jan 2014 07:57:52
Brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor
carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways or
railways should send an annual notice to the refrigerated motor
carriers they do business with. 

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has prepared a template
that brokers, forwarders, shipper and receivers may use to notify
refrigerated motor carriers they must comply with ARBís Transport
Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Regulation and must certify with you
that they will only dispatch compliant TRUs before they can be
hired.  This template is available at:


Where can I get more information?

TRU Advisory 13-25 provides more detailed information and is
available at: 
The Spanish version of TRU Advisory 13-25 is at: 

Guidance for Brokers, Forwarders, Shippers, Receivers, Carriers
and Drivers for Hiring and Contracting TRU-Carrier Transport of
Perishable Goods on California Highways and Railways is at: 
The Spanish version of this Guidance is at: 

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 Advisories are listed at: 

If you have questions about compliance or registration in ARBER,
please call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or call

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.

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