CA Truckers get temporary reprieve on diesel filters

Sep 18, 2015 9:39 PM by Debbie Cobb

A dispute between California truckers and the Attorney General's office will continue to brew for at least another month. Today, Glenn County Judge Peter Tweede delayed a decision on whether truckers will be forced to have diesel particulate filters installed.

Judge Tweede is giving the Alliance for California Business, CARB, which represents the truckers, 30 days to look into whether older trucks are exempt from the law. In 2013, the CARB regulation took effect, requiring trucks to be equipped with the filters to reduce emisisons. But the alliance claims the filters cause engine damage that can result in fires.
The Attorney General's office claims there's no evidence showing safety issues.

It costs truckers $15,000 to $18,000 to install the filters.

A decision could be made by Judge Tweede by the end of the year.


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