California DMV - CARB's Truck and Bus Regulation

Time is running out!

If your fleet is based out of California and you’re operating older trucks, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will block your registration.

California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new Truck and Bus Regulation comes into rigorous implementation in 2020. And if you’re plying a truck that is a 2010 model or older (2009 or older engine), you will be falling foul of this regulation. (Unless you are using an allowable compliance option and reporting in the Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System -TRUCRS).

The California DMV is adopting a new enforcement tool that will automatically block registration of your older trucks if you don’t comply by January 1, 2020.

And that’s not all. According to CARB, the Truck and Bus Regulation is already active, and if you are not currently compliant, you can be penalized by the DMV with a registration hold right now!

The regulation applies to nearly all diesel-fueled trucks with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 14,000 lbs or more. (See chart below.)

Even if your vehicles are exempt from another heavy-duty diesel regulations – such as solid waste collection vehicles or drayage trucks – you may still be subject to the Truck and Bus Regulation.

The financial outlay for new vehicles that are compliant with CARB’s “health-based” requirements can be considerable for independent operators with small and medium-sized businesses.

But if your truck is 2010 or older, you really have no room for maneuver here.

The only good news is this: we’re entering the last quarter of the year and buying new trucks at this time can save you a significant amount of money you would otherwise have to pay out in taxes.

Custom Truck One Source, the nation’s first true single-source provider of specialized trucks, wants to reach out to all California-based carriers to take action now.

We will work with you to make sure your fleet is compliant by January 1, 2020. With the largest inventory of vocational trucks in all of North America, that is on the ground and ready to go, we can fulfill all your vehicular needs.

We carry new and old vehicles, as well as rentals, and can help you rebuild your fleet in this urgent Truck and Bus Regulation scenario, no matter what your budget is. What’s more, we offer in-house financing as well.

Our inventory does not get depleted as we approach the end of the year, so you won’t have to compromise with your selection. And we’re conveniently located in Bakersville, CA and Fontana, CA, which makes us your best local provider.

Stay on top of CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation by contacting us for all your trucking solutions. Make a smart decision now that will help you establish and expand your business in the future!


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