Moving Companies in California – Are They CARB Compliant?

In the current age of going green, it has become more and more important for consumers to do business with companies that are ecologically conscience. In California, the standards have been raised for motor vehicles through the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The new CARB regulations require heavy trucks that operate in California to install new (and expensive) filtering technology or upgrade to newer model trucks that come already updated. These updates needed to be implemented by January 1st, 2014. Almost all trucks (not just heavy trucks) will require these updates by January 1st, 2016. Understandably, it is estimated that up to 60% of eligible trucks in California are currently not able to meet these new CARB standards.

So the question for you, the consumer, is how can you make sure the California mover you hire is compliant with the new CARB emission regulations? Here is a recommended set of questions you can ask to vet your Mover and their CARB compliance:

  1. Is your fleet CARB compliant, and If so, what % of your fleet meet the new CARB emission standards?
  2. Do you have a certificate of compliance?
  3. Is there an extra cost or additional time needed for the move because you are compliant?

You can also check a California mover’s CARB compliance in advance Here.

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