The South Coast Air Quality Management District is now accepting applications for the On-Road Voucher Incentive Program (VIP).
The VIP is a streamlined approach to reduce emissions by replacing old, high-polluting vehicles with newer, lower-emission vehicles, or by installing a retrofit device. This program is limited to owners/operators with fleets of 10 or fewer vehicles that have been operating at least 75% (mileage-based) in California during the previous twenty four (24) months. The goal of this program is to reduce emissions from in-use heavy-duty trucks in small fleets by retrofitting Engine Model Years 1997 – 2006 or by replacing Engine Model Years 2006 and older with Model Years 2007 (or newer) emissions compliant models. The VIP is implemented by SCAQMD through contractual agreements with Dealers, Dismantlers, and Retrofit Installers. The Dealers/Retrofit Installers will apply to the SCAQMD for the vouchers on behalf of the applicant. If approved, the voucher amount will be deducted from the total purchase price of the truck or retrofit device by the Dealer or Retrofit Installer, respectively. Applicants interested in replacing their truck must purchase their replacement truck through an SCAQMD-approved VIP
CARB offers free compliance classes in September, October
By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer
Truck owners have an opportunity to learn how to comply with several emissions regulations written and enforced by the California Air Resources Board this fall.
CARB recently announced the air quality agency is holding several free classes, including plans for one webinar.
To help educate the public on available emissions technology, CARB offers Course 511: “Controlling Diesel Emissions: Devices & Filters.” The course is offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7, in Imperial, CA.
Meritor WABCO Announces ProView™ Fleet Performance Management System to Improve Safety and Efficiency
Meritor WABCO and SmartDrive Systems are developing the commercial vehicle industry’s most comprehensive and efficient performance management system to help fleets improve safety and operational efficiency. The system will be available starting in May 2014.
Navistar Completes Record Truck Sale to Celadon
Navistar Inc. said it has completed the sale of about 500 International LoneStar trucks to Celadon Trucking Services, its largest one-time sale of the truck.
No more repowers: CARB TRU rule closes option after 2014
Produce haulers and other Transportation Refrigeration Unit owners will say goodbye this year to the option of repowering their reefers to meet California emission regulations.
On Monday, March 24, the California Air Resources Board announced 2014 would be the last year reefer owners could use the engine repower compliance option to meet CARB’s TRU Regulation.
“Repowering a TRU ceases to qualify as a compliance option when the replacement engine is no cleaner than the engine being replaced,” CARB said in an advisory. [Read More]
NAVISTAR SWEEPS 2014 ATD TRUCK OF THE YEAR HONORS
Both International ProStar with ISX15 and TerraStar 4x4 awarded
Navistar swept the competition during this week's annual American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition in New Orleans with the International® ProStar® with Cummins ISX15 engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) named "2014 Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year" and the International® TerraStar® 4x4 named "2014 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year." [Read More]
Visit "The Truck Stop" official State Of California diesel truck information portal
Welcome to the new TruckStop. It is now easier to navigate. TruckStop is your first resource to find answers. [Read More]
Confusion over CARB rule exemption felt at agency headquarters
Phone lines at OOIDA’s Business Assistance Department rang often the past two weeks with questions about a proposed California policy that could help many out-of-state trucks hauling in and out of the Golden State.
While OOIDA took nearly 150 phone calls about CARB in early November, phones at California Air Resources Board offices were also getting slammed with calls from truck owners curious about the change. [Read More]
Navistar: HD conversion to SCR is complete
Navistar, Inc. said Tuesday it has completed the transition of its heavy-duty trucks to SCR emissions technology with the International LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15.
The truck, available with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology, is now available for order. The LoneStar was the company’s final heavy-duty Class 8 on-highway truck model to incorporate SCR emissions technology since Navistar began its SCR transition in December 2012. [Read More]
Navistar adding Cummins ISB for trucks, buses
Navistar’s Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) efforts are finally destined for its medium duty chassis.
The company announced Tuesday the expansion of its SCR partnership with Cummins, and rolled out the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine in International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series school buses effective immediately. [Read More]
“Truck Stop” from CEPA / CARB
All diesel fueled trucks, buses, trailers and transportation refrigeration units operating in California, including those based out of state, have requirements to reduce air pollution and improve the state's overall air quality. [Read More]
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Navistar Launches Heavy-Duty International WorkStar With 13-Liter SCR Engine
July 16, 2013 - Products
Navistar Inc. announced the launch of its heavy-duty International WorkStar vocational trucks powered by the company's 13-liter engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction emissions technology. The WorkStar is the fourth heavy-duty International truck model to transition to SCR technology since December 2012.
The company's portfolio of SCR-based heavy-duty trucks also includes the International ProStar, International PayStar 5900 Set-Back Axle and International 9900i—all available with the Cummins ISX15 engine. [Read More]
Navistar rolls out TranStar with 13-liter SCR
Navistar, Inc. Thursday announced the launch of its International TranStar regional haul tractor with MaxxForce 13 engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. A Cummins Westport ISL G option is also available.
The TranStar becomes the fifth heavy-duty International truck model to transition to SCR technology since December 2012. [Read More]