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 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,” says James Goldstene, CARB executive officer. “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 in:
• Riverside, Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Extension Center, Conference Rooms C & D, 1200 University Ave.;
• San Mateo, Saturday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., San Mateo County Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware St.; and
• Fresno, Saturday, March 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 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 CARB staff who will provide individual assistance with truck owners on compliance and funding questions. Diesel truck owners can call 866-634-3735 or go to www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop for more information on truck regulations and the One-Stop Truck Events.