California Air Resources Board (CARB) Carriers

Find CARB Compliant Carriers

Carrier411 makes it easy for brokers and shippers to find, qualify and monitor trucking companies in any state that are 100% compliant with the Carlifornia Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation for Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs). We also identify carriers that are CARB Truck and Bus Compliant. If you hire carriers that transport goods in California, Carrier411 is a valuable resource.

Carrier411 maintains current information to find trucking companies that are 100% CARB TRU certified, as well as trucking companies that are Truck and Bus Compliant with the California Air Resources Board. Anyone who operates or directs the operation of any vehicle subject to the California Air Resources Board Truck and Bus regulation must verify that each hired company is either in compliance with the regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.


The California Air Resources Board, also known as CARB or ARB, is the "clean air agency" in the government of California. Established in 1967 when then-governor Ronald Reagan signed the Mulford-Carrell Act, combining the Bureau of Air Sanitation and the Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Board, CARB is a department within the cabinet-level California Environmental Protection Agency. California is the only state that is permitted to have such a regulatory agency, since it is the only state that had one before the passage of the federal Clean Air Act. Other states are permitted to follow CARB standards, or use the federal ones, but not set their own.


CARB goals include attaining and maintaining healthy air quality; protecting the public from exposure to toxic air contaminants; and providing innovative approaches for complying with air pollution rules and regulations.


Beginning January 1, 2013, any broker, forwarder, shipper or receiver that hires a carrier to transport perishable goods on California highways or railways must only hire or contract with carriers that agree to dispatch Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) that meet CARB's performance standards for TRUs.


If a motor carrier is found to be non-compliant and operating on a California highway, the broker, the carrier, the driver, the shipper and the receiver could be subject to a $1,000.00 fine per incident. This regulation affects all brokers and forwarders regardless of where they are domiciled.


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