CARB rules: DPF sales spike prompts gratitude from emissions controls makers


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By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer

Truck owners may not be cheering on new regulations from the California Air Resources Board, but there is one national organization supportive of new emissions rules. Sales of diesel particulate filters for trucks and buses in California jumped in late 2013 and early 2014 due to the implementation of CARB’s On Road Truck and Bus Regulation.

According to the Manufacturers of Emissions Controls Association, or MECA, the total number of CARB-verified DPFs sold by MECA company members between January and June 2014 to comply with the Truck and Bus Rule was 5,780. The sales figures show an increase of 65 percent over the 3,508 DPFs sold during the same six-month period of 2013 and also show that sales kept pace with the 5,457 DPFs sold in the second half of 2013.

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