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Old 11-11-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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Lightbulb California Considers Easing Some Emissions Rules

Im looking for ideas to get around this rule. The friend of mine runs 6700 miles- which is 1700 over. Any ideas?


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California Considers Easing Some Emissions Rules


Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.

Late last month the California Air Resources Board took up amendments to the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation. If passed soon, as expected, they would offer allow more time for truck owners to comply with emissions rules under its Low-Use Vehicle Exemption.

Currently trucks can operate in California without meeting the diesel particulate filter or engine upgrade requirements, provided a truck does not run more than 1,000 miles in the state annually.

The new proposal would expand this low-use exemption program. That means truck owners would not need to comply with the Statewide Truck and Bus rule requirements to retrofit or replace engines until 2020, provided they don’t run more than 5,000 miles annually inside California. Registration with CARB and annual mileage repotting would be required.

This development is “huge,” says Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications for the California Construction Trucking Association and its interstate conference, the Western Trucking Alliance, in an interview.

“For instance, if someone has a 2000 model year truck, the first of January it has to be retrofitted with a DPF or replaced with a truck with a 2007 model or newer engine. [If this is approved by CARB] they don’t have to comply with that. They get six more years of running their in-use equipment. All they have to do is manage their fleet.”

Rajkovacz says for fleets, this simply means making sure that none of the trucks run more than 5,000 miles annually in the state. For an owner-operator it can have benefits, too.

“I talked with a guy who lives in California but is leased to an Iowa company and comes home once a month, and he said an allowance of 5,000 miles is going to allow him to not have to comply with California’s rules because he doesn’t put 5,000 miles a year in his home state,” Rajkovacz says.

As part of this proposal, CARB is also considering a “Good Faith Effort” extension for those who will still be required to comply with the Jan. 1 deadline. It would give a six-month extension if one of the four following conditions are met:

a DPF has been ordered;
a replacement truck has been ordered;
a grant has been applied for to pay to repower or replace a truck
a loan has been applied for to repower or replace a truck.
Source documents would be required to be provided in order to get the extension.

CARB earlier agreed to increase loan and grant money to owner-operators and small-business trucking operations that were cut out of another funding opportunity.

Rajkovacz concedes this change will not benefit everyone, and not everyone likes it.

“For someone who regularly runs California, this doesn’t do them any good, except for the good faith effort extension,” he says. “I do know some of the large motor carriers feel this is unfair because they invested in newer equipment and they feel the playing field will be unlevel. So sad, so sorry. It just buys people a lot more time to comply."
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Here's the only way to get past the rules in California:

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Quit shipping to California until they change the laws.
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Ahhhh California! That liberal bastion of political retardedness. Those jackasses get everything they deserve, and it just keeps on coming. The idiots they keep electing have done nothing but allow rampant illegal immigration, run off businesses at a record pace and destroy any motivation for new businesses to form in the state. Until the people there realize that they need to stop electing liberal douchetards, they'll keep getting raped with higher and higher taxes and strangled with asinine regulation.

You reap what you sow.
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Originally Posted by ancona View Post:
Ahhhh California! That liberal bastion of political retardedness. Those jackasses get everything they deserve, and it just keeps on coming. The idiots they keep electing have done nothing but allow rampant illegal immigration, run off businesses at a record pace and destroy any motivation for new businesses to form in the state. Until the people there realize that they need to stop electing liberal douchetards, they'll keep getting raped with higher and higher taxes and strangled with asinine regulation.

You reap what you sow.
Did you know it's now illegal for fat people to go to the beach in California and if they catch you, they make you do sit ups? The state is definitely reaping the sows.
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