Trucking Groups Sue CA Air Resources Board Over Clean Truck Rule - CARB Workshops Dec. 5 and Dec. 18

Trucking Groups Sue CA Air Resources Board Over Clean Truck Rule                                                     CARB Workshops Dec. 5 and Dec. 18

Multiple lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACT) regulation. ICSA has reported on these rules and provided its members a webinar covering the requirements, which will affect every truck operating in California, not just hose domiciled there.

California Trucking Association has filed a federal lawsuit to block enforcement of the regulations that would require motor carriers operating in the state to transition their trucks to zero-emission vehicles beginning as soon as next year. CTA’s lawsuit asks the federal court to grant a preliminary and permanent injunction barring CARB from implementing or enforcing the regulation “in any way”.

In addition, the Wester States Trucking Association (WSTA) has also filed two lawsuits challenging CARB’s ACT rule and Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule. WSTA’s challenge attacks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision in April to allow CARB to implement the ACT rule.

In case ICSA members think this is just a “California problem” you should note that an ACT rule or its equivalent has since been adopted by seven other states -- Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington.

CARB invites fleet owners and single-truck operators to participate in one of two public online reporting training webinars on the new Clean Truck Check-Vehicle Inspection System (CTC-VIS) reporting database. A session on December 5, 2023, will be hosted in Spanish. The December 18 sessions will be hosted in English.

A recorded reporting training webinar and seven reporting training module videos are already posted on the Clean Truck Check Page for Database Reporting information. CARB highly recommends watching one or more of these recordings prior to registering for one of the webinars below to determine if attending an upcoming webinar is necessary. Members who have any compliance questions may email

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