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What is the new enforcement tool?

After December 31st, 2019, a new enforcement tool will ensure that vehicles subject to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation must meet the health-based requirements of that rule prior to obtaining registration through the DMV.

When will this affect me?

Any registration due after December 31, 2019 is affected. Beginning January 1, 2020, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) CANNOT register any vehicle that does not meet the requirements of the Truck and Bus Regulation.

What does this mean for me?

The basic requirement is based on the year of your current vehicle(s), and is that your vehicle will need to be replaced with a model year (MY) 2011 or newer, is powered by a 2010 or newer engine, or is otherwise compliant with, or exempt from, the Regulation.

How can I view my requirements and determine my vehicle compliance status?

To determine how your fleet may be impacted, follow our Quick Start Guide or view the FAQs tab above. Use the information on this website to determine your compliance status, view upcoming deadlines, and find out more information about vehicles not directly impacted by this new enforcement tool. If you have additional questions after using the Quick Start Guide, please contact the Diesel Hotline via email at 8666diesel@arb.ca.gov or by calling 1-866-6DIESEL (1-866-634-3735).

What happens if my vehicle is not in compliance?

The Truck and Bus Regulation has compliance requirements that apply today. Failure to comply with the regulation is a violation of State law and you are subject to penalties and registration holds. CARB is actively enforcing this regulation.


► What are the CARB requirements I have to meet to register my vehicle with DMV? ▼ What are the CARB requirements I have to meet to register my vehicle with DMV?
    The Truck and Bus Regulation is currently in effect, and your vehicle may already be subject to compliance deadlines. In 2020, the specific requirement is either:
  • Using a 2011 or newer vehicle, or repowering with a 2010 or newer engine based on the vehicle model year (MY) schedule, below:


    OR
    Using an allowable compliance option which must be reported in the Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS).

► What if I am currently out of compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation? ▼ What if I am currently out of compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation?

CARB can place a DMV registration block on your vehicle now if it does not meet current air quality regulations. The State of California is enforcing all diesel regulations in preparation for 2020.


► Which vehicles must comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation? ▼ Which vehicles must comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation?

    The Regulation applies to nearly all privately- or federally- owned diesel-fueled trucks and buses, and privately- and publicly-owned school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds. If your vehicle is exempt from another heavy-duty diesel regulation (see below for examples), it is likely subject to the Truck and Bus regulation.
  • - Cargo Handling Equipment
  • - Drayage Trucks*
  • - Solid waste collection vehicles*

*Note: Vehicles with 2007 – 2009 model year engines become subject to the Truck and Bus regulation upgrade requirements on January 1, 2023

If your vehicle is exempt from all heavy-duty diesel regulations or has met the final upgrade requirements, you will be able to register with the DMV. Reporting fleet and vehicle information to CARB, such as VIN numbers, may be needed to ensure that you are not mistakenly denied registration.


► Is financial assistance available? ▼ Is financial assistance available?





 


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