Top 10 stories of 2013: 7. California trucking association continues pressing suit against CARB

Updated Jan 1, 2014

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7. California trucking association continues pressing suit against CARB

Continuing a nearly two-year-long effort, the California Construction Trucking Association appealed a December 2012 court ruling in its case against the California Air Resources Board.

CCTA alleged that CARB’s slow rollout of increasingly strict emissions regulations that require truck wonders to upgrade to newer-model equipment or install soot filters.

“The CARB diesel engine regulation will ultimately force the replacement of most diesel powered commercial vehicles that do not meet 2010 EPA emissions standards in order to operate in the state of California,” said CCTA in a news release. “Despite claims used to justify this regulation by regulators and environmental groups that public grant funding is readily available to assist truckers in complying — this is not true.”

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