Welcome to Diesel Pollution Solutions' frequently asked questions page. We hope we covered all the questions you might have related to our services, emission regulations, and compliance. Please search for your answers in the FAQ categories below. Feel free to call us at 760-525-9435 and we will happily assist you and add our new answers on this page.
Diesel Particulate Filters require correct matching and installation. Diesel Pollution Solutions is committed to correctly retrofitting your truck.
No. Test results are recorded and fleet operators have the duty to keep them for two years. Diesel Pollution Solutions is committed to helping you keep records secure and accessible.
No, the smog certification is required by DMV for registration renewals. The smoke inspection is required by the Air Resources Board and it concerns heavy-duty vehicles.
Yes. Everything we do for your vehicles, from DPF retrofits to PSIP testings is safe and meant to make your vehicles function better and cleaner. Diesel Pollution Solutions is committed to helping your business in the mission to comply.
DPF cleaning requires special equipment and the soot in the DPF is hazardous material that has to be handled correctly. Use Diesel Pollution Solutions' expert, prompt, and safe cleaning services.
The filter is heavy and can chip or crack if incorrectly handled. A replacement is necessary in such a case.
Protection equipment is necessary while performing the cleaning process.
Soot accumulated in the DPF can place additional backpressure on the engine that is detected by sensors and transmitted to ECU, causing the dashboard lights to turn on. If your DPF or sensor is faulty the results can be inaccurate. Such a defect could damage your engine. Use Diesel Pollution Solution's expert DPF maintenance services to keep your truck running normally.
We can install a used DPF only if:
Otherwise, installing a used filter violates California laws.
CARB regulations have to be observed by independent or leased owner-operators and the entities that sent them. If you are unclear about CARB regulations, Diesel Pollution Solutions is dedicated to helping you stay on top of them.
Yes. After the smoke inspection, fleet operators have to maintain and provide certification that the PSIP has been conducted. CARB staff can conduct compliance checks and can issue fines. Diesel Pollution Solutions will certify your vehicle emission and offers digital record keeping.
It is important to keep service records for proper maintenance. Also, records are useful in warranty claims.
CARB requires the following information about filter service and cleaning
CARB has special regulations for reefer units. If you need more information about CARB's demands, Diesel Pollution Solutions is dedicated to helping you stay informed.
Yes. CARB can inspect PSIP records at your fleet location. They can also open an enforcement case on you. Use Diesel Pollution Solutions' services to stay complaint.
For trucks, the DPF doesn't need to be replaced, it just needs to be cleaned out of particles and reinstalled.
You must retain the documents for a period of at least two consecutive years from the date the inspection was conducted. Diesel Pollution Solutions offers digital record keeping services that make sure your records are safe and searchable.
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.
The standards that have to be met in both test are the same. If you pass the periodical smoke test and Diesel Pollution Solutions certifies that you are in compliance, you can also pass the HDVIP.
Idling can be bad for the DPF, but more important is to have the right equipment for that vehicle's duty-cycle. At Diesel Pollution Solutions, we have every DPF available and we examine a truck's duty-cycle, chosing the RIGHT equipment for your truck.
Soot or the ash captured by the DPFs is a hazardous waste in California. That means that it has to be handled accordingly. Diesel Pollution Solutions respects all CARB guidance in maintaining and cleaning DPFs. Read CARB's guidance document to find out more.
Your DPF warning light signals that the DPF needs cleaning or that it is not functioning correctly. The DPF light starts to signal when the filter is 35% full. Do not ignore the warning as delaying the cleaning can lead to a costly DPF replacement. At Diesel Pollution Solutions, we are expert DPF cleaners. Contact us immediately if you have DPF problems.
CARB has issued many regulations and is serious about enforcing them. If you are being audited, Diesel Pollution Solutions will help you get into compliance as soon as possible. If you have been recently fined, contact us immediately.
Diesel Pollution Solutions will help you with everything related to CARB regulations compliance.
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.
CARB requires that the smoke opacity test complies with the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J1667 specifications and procedures. For your annual smoke inspection, Diesel Pollution Solutions is committed to offering the best services.
CARB conducts frequent inspections. They can audit your fleet or they can check your trucks by the roadside. If you are not yet in compliance, Diesel Pollution Solutions is committed to helping you respect the law.
CARB has issued heavy fines for non-compliance with the smoke inspection program. If your fleet and records are being audited, Diesel Pollution Solutions is dedicated to helping you comply as soon as possible.
The smoke inspection test can be problematic for trucks that are not in a good shape. If your vehicle does not pass the smoke inspection, Diesel Pollution Solutions will help you face the situation.
A strategy to stay out of California is a gamble. Usually, California regulations end up running in other states also. If you are unsure about what to do, Diesel Pollution Solutions is committed to helping you take the best decision for your fleet.
Environmental protection concerns us all. Diesel Pollution Solutions will help your business reduce costs by compiling a fitting maintenance and complying strategy.
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 requires that heavy-duty vehicles be smoke checked annually. Diesel Pollution Solutions' mission is to help you comply efficiently.
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.
Yes. If you pass the smoke inspection due date, December 31, you can be fined with $500 per truck, per year. Use Diesel Pollution Solutions testing services. We are committed to conducting prompt and thorough smoke inspections.