CARB Will Hold Motor Carriers Responsible for Dispatching Non-Compliant Owner Operators

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Ironman Announces That Motor Carriers Doing Business in California Face a Winding Road Ahead For Emissions Compliance

Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

This requirement applies to all motor carriers, whether based in California or not. And now with the year-end deadline approaching, almost every owner operator will be faced with either replacing their truck or retrofitting to meet CARB’s January 1st, 2014 compliance deadline.

After January 1st, motor carrier fleets will not be able to dispatch non-compliant owner operators and risk losing contracts and disrupting service.

The available pool of owner operators with 2010 engines or retrofits is small. Therefore the possibility of replacing any non-compliant owner operators will be difficult and also put the fleet at a loss of trained and dedicated owner operators.

A leading diesel retrofitter, Ironman Parts & Services, is helping fleet owners take action and work with their owner operators to start the process now, before it’s too late. Fleet events are being held across the state to ensure owner operators have the detailed information on what steps to take, how to apply for financing and what requirements they will face.

In some cases, a fleet can submit a single Purchase Order by August 31st, 2013 for all of its owner operators to extend the retrofit deadline by four months to May 1st, 2014. Ironman can assist fleet owners in determining if this would apply to their fleet.

Fleet owners are encouraged to visit the Ironman website for more details and assistance ( Due to the time-sensitive nature of the approaching deadlines, fleet owners should start to engage with their owner operators immediately.

About Ironman
Ironman Parts & Services, located in Corona, California, is the leading diesel retrofit installer in California. The company provides its customers with comprehensive supportive services which include diesel particulate filter installation, compliance consulting, long-term maintenance programs, CARB reporting, fleet audits, data management, finance application assistance and more.

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