Hauling Industry News

California proposes more ZEV Trucks; NAS calls for Federal Truck review

By Pulltarps Mfg | January 2, 2020

This article was published in the December 2019 edition of NTEA News.

Story by Mike Kastner, NTEA Managing Director

Governments are trying to take the driver’s seat when it comes to trucks that will be for sale in the future.

Recently, California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed regulations to require OEMs to sell larger numbers of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) medium and heavy trucks in the state. While specific to California, under existing law, other states may (and do) opt-in to California emissions requirements. CARB is expected to decide on the proposal late this year or in 2020.

According to CARB, the proposed Advanced Clean Truck Regulation is meant to accelerate the transition of Class 2B–8 vehicles to zero emissions. Manufacturers that certify Class 2B–8 chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines would be required to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual California sales from 2024–2030.