California’s air quality has improved significantly since the 1960s, but it continues to fight smog. last week, California Air Resources Board has announced a new regulation to fully transition semi-trucks to zero-emission technology by 2045.
The new rules cannot be implemented without the approval of the US Environmental Protection Agency, but the approval of the Biden administration is expected.
“Trucks make up only 6% of the vehicles on California’s roads. It’s one-third,” CARB said. “California communities located near warehouses or warehouses with high truck traffic have the worst air in the country. We plan to invest about $3 billion in
Port trucks currently have less than 1% charge capacity.
a California Trucking Association Analysis shows that hauling larger batteries could reduce truck loads by as much as 8,000 pounds, reducing the need for more trucks and more drivers at a time when the industry is already facing labor shortages. I have found that it can be increased.
Truck drivers can learn more about regulations here.
According to the California Energy Commission, California will have 1,943 medium and heavy duty ZEV trucks, buses and delivery vans in 2022, with Los Angeles County having the most (339).
In January, approximately 517,000 commercial heavy trucks were registered with the DMV. In California, approximately 499,000 people have a Class A (commercial driver’s license) license.
The Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation includes the end of sale of combustion trucks in 2036, a world first.
CARB’s analysis of sales and purchase requirements estimates that by 2050, approximately 1.7 million zero-emission trucks will be on California’s roads.
In 2008, a law came into effect requiring trucks to comply with truck and bus regulations (key state regulations governing diesel emissions) or be subject to DMV limits. All trucks must be equipped with a 2010 engine or equivalent. About 100,000 trucks were affected.
What are carbohydrates?
of California Air Resources Board Consists of 16 members. Twelve are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. The 12 members include the Chairman, 6 of whom serve in the local aviation districts, 4 experts in the field of formulating air quality regulations, 2 general members, and his 1 full-time member. included.
The remaining four include two representatives of the environmental justice community and two non-voting members appointed for legislative oversight, one each from the Senate and House of Representatives.
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector
The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors of man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. According to the Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990–2020 (an annual national inventory prepared by the United States based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), transportation is the largest portion of the United States’ total GHG emissions (27 %). 2020. Emission sources such as automobiles, trucks, commercial aircraft, and rail all contribute to emissions from the transport end-use sector.
County Smog Scorecard
numbers from American Lung Association
The colors used in State of the Air are based on an Air Quality Index that assigns six different levels of health concern to increasing concentrations of air pollution. Each category has a specific color. State of the Air contains only four levels that are considered unhealthy. Orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups, red is unhealthy, purple is very unhealthy and maroon is dangerous.
Worst ozone in the US
1: Los Angeles to Long Beach
4: Fresno – Madera – Hanford
5: Phoenix – Mesa
6: Denver – Aurora
8: San Diego – Chula Vista – Carlsbad
9: Houston – The Woodlands
10: Salt Lake City – Provo – Orem
11: San Jose – San Francisco – Oakland
Sources: California Air Resources Board, American Lung Association, EPA, Freightwaves.com, DMV
https://www.dailynews.com/2023/05/06/a-look-at-the-california-air-resources-boards-regulation-of-heavy-trucks/ Heavy Truck Regulations by the California Air Resources Board – Daily News