Today's demands for operating a sustainable transport business in California can be a challenge for fleet owners and managers. Therefore, employing efficient pollution solutions is an important business decision. Adequate and reliable pollution services can help you stay on top of changes and ahead of the competition.
State environmental agencies are placing more and more pressure on transporters. Their goal is to implement changes driven by the need to reduce emissions.
Accordingly, the responsibilities of a fleet operator are expanding. The aim of delivering effective logistics has been replaced by the ability to offer not only effective but also clean freight transport.
According to California Air Resources Board, one core problem is that many engines are too old and inadequate to operate in a clean manner in the 21st century. Vehicles equipped with such engines have issues related to oxides of nitrogen emissions and particulate matter (PM) and simply don't cut it.
The Truck and Bus regulation, approved by CARB in 2008, implements measures meant to substantially reduce PM and oxides of nitrogen emissions from currently operating diesel vehicles.
In short, the regulation demands the improvement of diesel trucks and buses to lower emissions.
*For more information visit CARB's Truck and Bus regulation page or their Truck Stop website.
Diesel particulate filter (DPF) is the equipment meant to remove from the exhaust gas diesel particulate matter or soot. Essentially, the DPF's intense heat burns off dangerous toxins. A DPF is installed in place of a muffler.
Retrofitting is the process of adding new features or technology to outdated systems.
Diesel Pollution Solutions can help you understand and observe CARB's regulations. We will install for your vehicles the right retrofit device and will help you maintain the equipment clean.
When a customer contacts us because they need one of their trucks brought into compliance, we will start by doing a full assessment that requires:
The retrofit process is a sensitive one, requiring attention and responsibility. Most companies don't do the DPF full-assessment, they just sell what they have on the shelf.
DPF retrofits could be linked to problems. Truck owners complain that the filters they have been demanded to retrofit can cause explosions or fires.
The Alliance for California Business, representing truck owners, is battling CARB in court, seeking an injunction against the Truck and Bus Regulation, asking CARB to stop mandating vehicles be retrofitted.
Their argument is that DPFs are untested for safety, unsafe, and unreliable. The combination between the diesel fuel and the filter's high temperatures sometimes sparked fires that burned trucks.
At Diesel Pollution Solutions, we know that in selecting the right DPF it is very important to examine a truck's duty cycle. For example, a trash truck that does 300 stops a day sees a lot of idling and no freeway speed. This vehicle needs a different type of DPF then a truck that goes to Vegas and comes back.
Your truck must be retrofitted with the RIGHT DPF. We're one of the very few companies that have everything, DPFs from all the manufacturers, whatever you need in the DPF world. We're a dealer of it all.
Once the DPF is installed, you are required to maintain correctly the engine and the DPF. This includes respecting the manufacturer's specifications, proper DPF cleaning, suitable fuel use, and suitable operation of the engine to meet duty cycle demands.
Our corporate office is located in San Marcos, California. We have service locations in:
Contact us to take advantage of our expertise, knowledge, and overall servicing.
We can install a used DPF only if:
Otherwise, installing a used filter violates California laws.
Diesel Pollution Solutions' expert staff will install DPF equipment promptly. We'll make sure your truck gets back on the road fast so you can normally conduct your activities.
CARB is determined to enforce its rules. Owner-operators running in California have to comply with The Truck And Bus Regulation requirements. If you haven’t upgraded your trucks yet, contact Diesel Pollution Solutions immediately.
Specific regulatory compliance deadlines and demands regarding the type of DPFs must be followed. Diesel Pollution Solutions will help you identify the regulations that pertain to you and the right DPF for your vehicle or equipment. We are an authorized installer of on-road as well as off-road applications.
The deadlines for operating in California and for upgrading to 2010 engine technology are established by CARB. Diesel Pollution Solutions will help with any information and emission compliance plan.
Older Vehicles Have To Be Upgraded According To The Following Schedule:
CARB regulations are demanding. To own/operate your fleet in California you have to upgrade to a 2010 engine model or retrofit your pre-smog trucks. If you are unsure about your compliance strategy, Diesel Pollution Solutions will help you take the best decision.
CARB's regulation demand that old pre-smog trucks be upgraded to continue hauling in California. Old engines have to be retrofitted or replaced. If you need further details about the vehicles that have to be upgraded Diesel Pollution Solutions can inform you about CARB's demands.
DPFs can be installed by CARB authorized companies. Diesel Pollution Solutions is authorized to retrofit on-road as well as off-road applications.