a crucial initiative

overseen by the California Air Resource Board (CARB), is a crucial initiative impacting heavy-duty vehicles in the state. It aims to identify and address the pollution caused by poorly maintained trucks, particularly those over 14,000 pounds operating in California. This program, now in its second phase with a third phase approaching, sets standards for emissions testing and reporting to reduce harmful emissions significantly.

The Clean Truck Check program has three main phases:

Phase one: This phase began on January 1, 2023, with roadside systems monitoring emissions from vehicles to identify high-polluting ones.
Phase two: From October 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, vehicle owners had to register their vehicles in the Clean Truck Check database and pay a compliance fee. The reporting deadline has been extended to December 31, 2024.
Phase three: The implementation of periodic testing requirements will start on January 1, 2025. Vehicles with On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) systems will need semi-annual testing initially, increasing to quarterly in 2027.

The California Clean Truck Check Program

It’s crucial for fleet owners to prepare for these requirements, including ensuring their vehicles pass the Clean Truck Check OBD test and submitting compliance tests to CARB within specific timelines. Fleetistics is a certified telematics provider, that offers solutions to automate compliance processes, manage data effectively, and keep vehicles on the road without significant downtime for inspections.

By leveraging Geotab’s Fleet Management Platform, fleets can seamlessly navigate CARB compliance, receive immediate inspection feedback, and save time and money on testing and training requirements. It’s essential for fleet managers to stay informed about these regulations, verify their technical service provider’s CARB certification, and ensure their vehicles are equipped to meet compliance standards through the OBD port.

Fleet Tracking and Telematics
Fleetistics GPS Trackers
Fleet Management
Fleet Management Dashboards
Mobile Tracking Apps
Mobile Tracking
Fleet Safety
Fleet Safety