California Air Resources Board Acts, American Trucking Association Responds

The California Air Resources Board just voted to adopt its “Advanced Clean Fleets” regulation. The goal of the regulation is to motivate medium and heavy-duty fleets in California to achieve zero-emission status by 2045. While it has become clear California is getting a head start on such regulations, other states are surely to follow. The American Trucking Association’s President and CEO, Chris Spear, issued the following statement:

“Today, an unelected Board in California voted to force trucking companies to buy zero-emission trucks. Fleets are just beginning to understand what it takes to successfully operate these trucks, but what they have learned so far is they are significantly more expensive, charging and refueling infrastructure is nonexistent, and ZEVs are not necessarily a one-for-one replacement—meaning more trucks will be needed on California roads to move the same amount of freight.”

California is setting unrealistic targets and unachievable timelines that will undoubtedly lead to higher prices for the goods and services delivered to the state and fewer options for consumers. As it becomes clear that California’s rhetoric is not being matched by technology, we hope the Board will reverse course and allow trucking companies the freedom to choose the clean technologies that work best for their operations.

“ATA-member companies work tirelessly to deliver the nation’s freight while deploying the cleanest technologies available. Over the past 35 years, those efforts have produced a 98% reduction in truck emissions. We continue to say, ‘Yes’ to advancing cleaner technologies, but achievable targets and realistic timelines matter.”

One of the options available to companies which is both achievable and realistic is investing in carbon offset projects to neutralize their fleet’s carbon emissions. At Guttman Renewables, we are doing just that. We offer companies the ability to neutralize their carbon emissions and fall within the carbon neutrality goals many states are seeking in the near future. More information can be found at


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