Originally Posted by montanatown
There are new emissions laws in California that are keeping many commercial truck owner operators out of the state because they don't meet the new standards. If I remember correctly it is affecting all diesels not using DEF. I would have to do some digging though to find the exact specifications. I believe that the state can shut them down on the spot. I have not heard that this applies to non-commercial vehicles though.
BTW have you seen some of the ratty old things with Cali plates.
I don't know if the state rules are planning to shut them down or just assess the carriers a hefty carb tax for noncompliant vehicles to operate in the state. Either way though it is driving a lot of independent truckers out of operating in that state. Most fleets though are already mostly compliant as the EPA2010 trucks all meet California carb requirements.