Image source does not exist News Release: 2011-02-23 ARB holds One-Stop Trucking Events on Diesel Regulations

Release #:11-10
Date:02/23/2011

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
CONTACT:

Mary Fricke
916-322-2638

mfricke@arb.ca.gov






ARB holds One-Stop Trucking Events on Diesel Regulations


Classes, one-on-one help free to the public


SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board will hold a series of free daylong One-Stop Trucking Events around the state to help truck owners meet new rules for diesel trucks and learn about available government grants and funding.

Participants at the events can learn about which regulations apply to their fleet, requirements for their equipment and the wide variety of funding opportunities available to them.

"The goal of the events is to offer one-on-one help with truckers and truck owners about our diesel regulations, funding and the latest in clean diesel technology," said ARB Executive Officer James Goldstene. "We are committed to helping California’s trucking community reduce diesel pollution that seriously impacts the lives and health of all Californians."

The One-Stop Trucking Events will be held:

Riverside
Saturday, March 5
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Extension Center
Conference Rooms C & D
1200 University Ave.

San Mateo
Saturday, March 19
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
San Mateo County Events Center
2495 S. Delaware St.

Fresno
Saturday, March 26
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
City of Fresno Council Chambers, Second Floor
2600 Fresno St.

There will also be mock truck inspections at the events so that truck drivers can see what inspectors will be looking for. In addition, classroom training will cover the following regulations:

· Idling;

· Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program;

· Engine labeling;

· Truck and Bus Regulation;

· Drayage Truck Regulation;

· Tractor and Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation;

· Transportation Refrigeration Unit Regulation; and,

· Associated funding opportunities. 

The event will feature local air district and ARB staff who will provide individual assistance with truck owners on compliance and funding questions.

Diesel exhaust contains a variety of harmful gases and over 40 other known cancer-causing compounds. In 1998, California identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other health problems.

Diesel truck owners can contact 866-6DIESEL (1-866-634-3735) or go to www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop for more information on truck regulations and the One-Stop Truck Events.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.