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CARBs loan denial provision less appealing by the minute

 

http://www.overdriveonline.com/carbs-loan-denial-provision-looking-less-appealing/After the public meetings earlier this year that resulted in some narrow options for delaying compliance with the California Air Resources Board’s Truck & Bus Rule, some owner-operators were hopeful to take advantage of a provision that would have allowed compliance extensions for those who could prove they were denied financing to upgrade and/or retrofit their truck or trucks to comply. As it stands now, aside from some extensions already in place, click here for what the regs are requiring by model year of the truck’s engine.

The board, however, recently released draft language of changes to the proposed amendments. The one referred to above — dubbed now the “Economic hardship extension” — you’ll find on p. 45 of this linked document showing changes. Among the stipulations now included, any owner-operator or fleet owner looking to take advantage of it must demonstration that…

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CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

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