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Suddath® on CARB regulations and potential effects to your business

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Reduced van capacity and the possibility of rising costs during peak household goods moving season due to California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions regulations

What is CARB regulation?

The intent of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation is to improve air quality, by reducing emissions from new and existing diesel vehicles operating in California; it became effective this past Jan. 1, 2014 for engines manufactured in 2009 and before.

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 initiated vehicle emissions standards in the U.S., and air pollution problems in Los Angeles led California to develop strict emissions regulations.

What is a DPF?

CARB compliance is achieved through the installation of a diesel particulate filter (DPF), a device that removes 85 - 100 percent of soot and particles from exhaust; often the DPF actually leaves the air in better quality. The added cost of a DPF is $20,000 or more per vehicle, in addition, the cost in time and dollars to maintain the DPF is considerable.

This high cost, along with cleaner air, is a byproduct of CARB regulations.

How will this affect my business?

The implications for our military customers remain to be seen, though we are hopeful that transportation service providers (TSPs) have taken into account and made the necessary adjustments for any possible additional costs during peak season.

Suddath is committed to staying ahead of the operational and financial impacts of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Truck and Bus regulation, keeping our customers and partners informed.

Suddath sees the future clearly and understands these changes will become standard practice over time; Suddath has CARB compliant capacity and will continue to increase that capacity.

Suddath has a large agent-partner network consisting of compliant vehicles, which will help offset capacity demands.  Suddath has been in contact with the SDDC and has made them aware that we will continue to provide service to military customers relocating to and from California and points throughout the world.

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