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February 11, 2011 > Diesel truck workshops

Diesel truck workshops

Submitted By Ralph Borrmann

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the regional agency chartered with protecting air quality in the nine-county Bay Area, and the California Air Resources Board are co-hosting two workshops for diesel truck owners to learn about the state's diesel truck regulations and grant funding opportunities.

These comprehensive, day-long workshops will be held in the cities of Alameda and San Mateo.

"These workshops are a one-stop shop for everything diesel truck owners need to know about clean air regulations and grant and loan opportunities," said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Air District. "The Air District is committed to reducing diesel emissions, which pose a significant threat to public health in our neighborhoods."

Attendees will learn which regulations apply to them, what will be required of their equipment and available funding opportunities. There will be an inspection demonstration, educating truck drivers about the things that inspectors examine during inspection.

Workshops will cover the following regulations: idling, engine labeling, heavy-duty vehicle inspection program, truck and bus regulation, drayage truck regulation, tractor and trailer greenhouse gas regulation, transportation refrigeration unit regulation and associated funding opportunities.

Air District and California Air Resources Board staff will provide one-on-one assistance with truck owners on compliance and funding questions.

Diesel truck owners can contact 1-866-634-3735 or visit www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop for more information about regulations.

Information about Air District grants and incentives is available at www.baaqmd.gov/goods.

The workshops will be held at the following times and locations:

Saturday, February 19
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway, Alameda

Saturday, March 19
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
San Mateo County Events Center
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

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