CA AIR RESOURCES BOARD NOW BANS ALL PRE-2010 DIESEL VEHICLES 14,000+ LBS

THE TRUCK STOPS HERE… 2023 CARB GUIDELINES ENFORCED

May 10, 2023
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THE TRUCK STOPS HERE… 2023 CARB GUIDELINES ENFORCED

As California continues to take steps toward reducing its carbon emissions and improving air quality, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) has begun its 2023 diesel truck ban. All pre-2010 model vehicles over 14,000 pounds are no longer allowed to be purchased or registered in the state of California without the newest generation of advanced diesel technology, marking a pivotal moment in the state’s commitment to combating climate change and addressing the harmful effects of diesel emissions. Since 2011, the latest generation of diesel technology standards for commercial trucks has achieved more than 98% reduction of harmful emissions–it utilizes selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and advanced filters to emit fewer emissions.

The decision by CARB to phase out diesel trucks is part of California’s ambitious goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and improve air quality for its residents. CARB’s position is that diesel emissions contribute to air pollution, emitting harmful pollutants such as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and greenhouse gases.

According to the Diesel Technology Forum, a group of government officials, users and environmental groups who monitor topics related to diesel, fewer than half of all commercial diesel vehicles operating in California in 2021 were 2011 and newer.

CARB issued a statement that more than 1.5 million vehicles have been upgraded, but the board estimates that around 20,000 vehicles and 70,000 big rig trucks have yet to comply with its rules and are prohibited from operating in California.

All of Whisk Logistics’ tractors are fully compliant with the latest CARB standards, so there has been no impact on Whisk operations since the new regulations went into effect. Whisk is committed to providing a high-quality and transparent service, including the adoption of new technologies to create an optimized and sustainable supply chain.

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