Senate Bill 210 (Leyva; Statutes of 2019) required CARB to develop and implement a new, comprehensive Heavy Duty Inspection & Maintenance Program (I/M). Heavy-duty vehicles remain one of the largest emissions contributors in the state and the purpose of this new program is to ensure trucks on the California roadways are properly maintained in order to minimize air pollutant emissions during operation. This will require both engine and emission systems to be inspected, maintained, issues identified and repaired prior to use.
By 2023, all vehicles in California will be required to supply CARB with quarterly OBD submissions and PSIP opacity results to demonstrate no active ECU codes or MIL issues exist. Failure to do so will prevent California Truck Certification and therefore also prevent DMV registration renewal. Want to know more about the SB210 Heavy Duty I/M Program? Reach out to your Emission Consultant to help put a plan together for your fleet. This new rule will have a significant impact to all fleets from a California compliance and budgetary perspective by year 2023. Let FleetCrew help guide you through these complicated compliance requirements.