The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced this week it recently issued more than $130,000 in fines to multiple companies for violations of the Truck and Bus Regulation.
According to an independent maritime research and consulting firm, Drewry, refrigerated container shipping is forecasted to outpace dry good container shipping by the end of 2021. They attribute this to the strength of the global food supply chain as well as the continued trade, both import and export of key food ingredients. Their report goes on to predict that reefer shipping will withstand current economic pressures, despite an expected tightening of the availability of refrigerated container equipment and will eventually reach over 150 million tons by the year 2024. This is an annual growth rate of close to 4 percent, faster than the expected growth in the dry cargo trade.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has modified the RYPOS DPF/ULETRU Diesel Particulate Filter System verification with a new parts list and updated engine family lists to include new off-road diesel engines rated at up to 50 horsepower.
The Rypos DPF/ULETRU is a Level 3+ diesel emission control strategy (DECS), capable of reducing emissions of particulate matter (PM) by 85 percent or more without increasing nitrogen dioxide emissions to more than 20 percent of total nitrogen oxides. The RYPOS system consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), an active exhaust filter and an automatic filter regeneration system. Specific engine models and families that may qualify are listed in the Engine Family List at CARB's Verification Procedure Website for the original Rypos DPF/ULETRU and Rypos DPF/ULETRU for Thermo King multi-temperature TRUs.
Learn More about CARM TRU Compliance at our Rypos TRU Regulation Resource
Additional information about the Rypos DPF/ULETRU may be found at Rypos’ TRU Page
Rypos is known for innovating the future of clean air through intelligent emissions reduction built on the company’s patented electrically self-regenerating filters. With over 13,000 DPF’s sold, the Rypos DPF ULETRU has been engineered to work seamlessly with both Thermo King® and Carrier® refrigeration units without the need for any operator interaction. Rypos should be the 1st choice for any TRU operator or fleet entering California where they must comply with the CARB TRU ATCM.
California regulators have issued a proposal focused at lowering particulate matter emissions for new trucks built beginning in 2024, but federal regulators are still working to craft a separate nationwide low-NOx and PM proposal scheduled to take effect in 2027. Additionally, California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff hope to synchronize their regulations.
Similar to the Clean Air Act of the 1990's national impact on diesel engine regulation and creating the eventual establishment of the regulatory tiers the industry lives with today, changes to vehicle emissions is being driven by California.
On June 25th, Rypos held their recurring TRU Dealer Webinar. The topics included a review of ARB’s compliance regulation regarding verified DPF retrofits purchase for 2020, our Carrier & Thermo King filter availability, information on Rypos' new products under development as well as an update on recent changes to California's CARB.
A summary of our presentation follows: