Nivalis Energy Systems Electric Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU)

In a landmark move for environmental progress, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is intensifying its regulations on Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU). These mobile refrigeration units are pivotal in maintaining temperature-controlled goods during transit. The upcoming changes, effective from December 31, 2023, are a significant step towards California’s goal of making all truck TRUs zero-emission by 2029.

Key Compliance Requirements for Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU) Starting December 31, 2023:

  1. Adoption of Zero-Emission Technology (ZET) in TRUs: TRU operators are mandated to convert 15% of their truck TRUs to ZET each year for seven years. ZET TRUs, including electric models or those using alternative refrigerants, are essential for eliminating emissions from vehicles.
  2. Expanded TRU Reporting Guidelines: The regulation now includes all TRUs operating in California, even those based out-of-state. TRU operators must register with CARB, remit operational fees, and ensure their TRUs display CARB compliance labels every three years.
  3. Facility Compliance for TRU Operations: Owners of certain facilities must register with CARB, pay periodic fees, and confirm that only compliant TRUs are used on their premises. This requirement targets:
    • Warehouses, distribution centers, seaports, and railyards larger than 20,000 square feet.
    • Grocery stores with a footprint exceeding 15,000 square feet.
  4. Responsibilities for TRU Vehicle Owners and Drivers: It is crucial for TRU owners to ensure their units meet CARB standards. Drivers are also responsible for cooperating with CARB inspections.

For assistance in navigating these new TRU regulations, CARB offers a range of resources. Detailed information is available on the CARB website and in their comprehensive fact sheet. Edison Energy, experts in TRU policy compliance, stands ready to help reduce TRU air pollution and support California’s climate goals.

Upcoming Webinar – January 25, 2024: Compliance for Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU): This session will focus on key regulatory compliance dates for zero-emission vehicles, encompassing the Advance Clean Fleets (ACF) and Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions (WAIRE) Program. Register here.

Stay informed about Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU) regulations for a greener future in California!

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