The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently proposed new reporting regulations aimed and understanding vehicle fleets. Organizations (including government agencies) with 100+ trucks in their fleets or annual grosses over $50 million would be required to report a wide array of detailed information relating to the vehicles in their fleet, fleet facilities, contracting and subcontracting practices, delivery locations, and purpose of deliveries to CARB. CARB then plans to use this information to make decisions around requirements to electrify commercial vehicles. As proposed, this regulation will impose new costly and burdensome reporting requirements on businesses and puts their data security at risk.
SDRCC signed on to a coalition letter organized by CalChamber with several other trade groups and associations, which was submitted earlier this week, opposing these burdensome regulations. The regulation was heard by CARB on December 12, and will be heard again at an additional meeting, which has yet to be scheduled. A final decision is anticipated to be made in early 2020.
The Chamber is monitoring this issue closely and will update members with CARB’s decision.