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
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
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
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
How can we help?