The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced an extension of the reporting deadline for Clean Truck Check. This extension allows heavy-duty truck owners and operators an extra month to input their information into a recently developed database that will monitor compliance. Vehicle and fleet owners must:
- complete the initial reporting requirement and payment of the compliance fee for 2023 by January 31, 2024
- report their details in the new Clean Truck Check-Vehicle Inspection System (CTC-VIS) reporting database
The recently renamed Clean Truck Check program, which was previously known as the HD I/M Regulation, is to diminish air pollution in California neighborhoods by preventing the registration of highly polluting trucks or buses in the state and promoting prompt repairs of faulty emissions control systems. The updated reporting strives to enhance convenience for fleet operators, enabling vehicles with appropriate equipment to remotely submit smog-check results instead of having to visit a specific testing site.
The reporting obligations apply to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of over 14,000 lbs. and are either diesel-powered or use alternative fuels, with only a few exceptions. This encompasses all vehicles traveling in California, whether they are registered in-state or out-of-state. This applies to all vehicles.
Please visit the TruckStop Clean Truck Check page to stay updated on upcoming deadlines that may have an impact on your vehicles. Additionally, you can find comprehensive regulation and training resources on the Clean Truck Check Program page. For further information, you can subscribe to email updates and follow CARB TruckStop on X @CARBTruckStop.
The primary source of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions on the roads is heavy-duty vehicles. Once the regulation is completely enforced, it is estimated that it will reduce nitrogen emissions by more than 81 tons per day and particulate matter emissions by 0.7 tons per day by the year 2037.
Clean Truck Check is a component of the state’s comprehensive plan to decrease harmful substances and contaminants that negatively affect the air quality in California and put the health of its residents at risk.
In late 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) granted approval for a funding plan of nearly $624 million to support incentive programs aimed at encouraging Californians to transition to zero-emission vehicles. This funding will benefit a wide range of individuals, including truck fleet operators and commuters, as they seek to adopt more environmentally friendly transportation options.
In the proposed strategy, a significant portion of the investment funds for the fiscal year 2023-2024 will be dedicated to enhancing equal opportunities, providing essential resources, and offering support to underprivileged communities.
The funding plan for promoting clean transportation incentives in the fiscal year 2023-2024 includes an enhanced outreach strategy. This will involve conducting surveys, engaging with community-based organizations, and organizing monthly virtual meetings in the evenings. The aim is to provide greater accessibility for Californians who face obstacles in participating in the public decision-making process.
Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Liane Randolph, has emphasized the importance of making new and emerging vehicle technology accessible to all Californians in order to achieve zero emissions. CARB’s funding plan reflects this commitment to equitable access and aims to provide a variety of options for Californians to transition to cleaner transportation, from trucks to e-bikes. The goal is to create a cleaner air future for the state.
Important points in the funding plan include:
The state of California plans to continue funding various initiatives aimed at promoting clean transportation options. These include providing vouchers and financing assistance of up to $12,000 to low-income residents to help them replace older cars with zero-emission vehicles. Additionally, a new e-bike incentive project will offer vouchers of up to $1,250 to low-income Californians. The state will also allocate $375 million to help public school districts purchase zero-emission buses.
Furthermore, $10 million will be allocated towards launching an educational effort to help communities plan clean mobility projects and apply for funding resources. Underserved communities will receive support through nearly $60 million in funding for shared mobility projects like car or bike-sharing. Drayage fleet operators will receive $80 million to transition to zero-emission options starting in 2024, while small fleet owners and operators will receive $14.3 million in financing assistance.
Lastly, $14.3 million in vouchers will be available for zero-emission off-road equipment, such as cargo-handling or construction equipment. These incentive programs have been successful in encouraging the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, with California now offering over 100 light-duty vehicle options and over 500 models for heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. The state has already surpassed its goal of having 1.6 million zero-emission vehicles on the road, and one out of every four cars sold in California is now zero emission. Sales for zero-emission heavy-duty trucks have also come in ahead of schedule.
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