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Starting in 2020, 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. 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.

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.

Additionally, if you currently do not meet the requirements of this regulation, and other heavy-duty diesel regulations, you may be subject to IMMEDIATE DMV registration block.

Please use the information on this page to determine your compliance status, deadlines, and information about vehicles not directly impacted by SB 1.

To determine how you or your fleet may be impacted, follow our Quick Start Guide.


► What are the DMV registration requirements? ▼ What are the DMV registration requirements?
    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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