Smartway Deadline Approaches for carriers operating in CA

Beginning September 1, 2012, small motor carriers (fleets of 20 or less box-type trailers) operating in California with trailers 53 feet and longer are required to register with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their SmartWay program. The greenhouse gas regulation (Smartway) applies to both tractors and trailers. Owners of tractors subject to the regulation must either purchase new SmartWay certified tractors or retrofit existing tractors with low rolling resistance tires. Owners of trailers subject to the regulation must either purchase new SmartWay certified trailers or retrofit existing trailers with SmartWay-verified aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires. Full compliance in the program is expected by January 1, 2013.
Source: www.arb.ca.gov

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