CARB Truck and Bus Regulation Compliance

Starting in 2020, the California Department of Motor Vehicles begins compliance verification to ensure that vehicles subject to the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation meet the requirements prior to obtaining a DMV registration.

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CARB TRUCK AND BUS REGULATION.

On January 1, 2020, heavy-duty diesel vehicles that are not in compliance with the CARB Truck and Bus Regulation will be unable to register their vehicle with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Diesel-powered trucks, buses and school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 lbs. must reduce exhaust emissions by meeting particulate matter filter requirements and upgrading to a 2010 or newer engine model year.  Contact us for more information on how the CARB Truck and Bus Regulation impacts you. 

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Section 179 Tax Incentive.

The Federal Government has Section 179 deductions that can be used to help offset the cost of CARB compliant trucks.  Now through December 31, 2019 eligible business owners may write off up to $1,000,000 when purchasing or leasing new and used equipment. 

Learn more about Section 179


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Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: What are the CARB requirements I must meet to ensure that the DMV can register my vehicle in 2020?

A: The Truck and Bus Regulation is currently in effect and your vehicle must meet the compliance deadlines. In 2020, the DMV will begin checking compliance with the regulation in order to register your vehicle. 

Q: How does my vehicle comply?

A: You must replace your 2010 or older vehicle (2009 or older engine) based on the Truck and Bus Regulation schedule – or – be using an allowable compliance option and reporting in the Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS).

Q: What if I am currently out of compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation?

A: CARB can place a DMV registration hold on your vehicle if it does not meet the current regulatory requirements. 

Q: Which vehicles are subject to the Truck and Bus Regulation?

A: The Regulation applies to nearly all diesel-fueled trucks, buses and school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds.

See the CARB Truck and Bus Regulation here