With news of CARBS most recent rule requiring diesel trucks to be upgraded to include 2010 model year or newer diesel engines by the end of the year., Owner Operators have taken a step back to evaluate their business model.
The CARB rule is geared at all diesel vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds and expects to make no room for extensions for truckers planning to buy used trucks, even though there are current truck supply constraints.
Consequently, drivers are cornered with fear, limited supply, and absurd market pricing for trucks. “I planned to stay in trucking for another year or two and my truck wasn’t even for sale, but a guy offered me nearly triple what it would typically go for in a normal year,” the driver, who didn’t want to be named, told FreightWaves.
Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs for the Western States Trucking Association, recently estimated that over 40,000 trucks will be affected by the CARB rule based on the government agency’s data.
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Headquartered in Oakland, California, GSC Logistics is a leading provider of high-volume, full-service shipping programs, including ocean and intermodal drayage, domestic and import/export cross-dock deconsolidation, overweight transportation, D.C. bypass programs, brokerage, and refrigerated and dry truckload services. Understanding the challenges commercial organizations face in resources, capacity, and scalability, GSC Logistics guides its clients through the complexities of supply chain and freight management logistics, helping them transform the way they do business.