The small fleet option allows small fleets with 1-3 total trucks over 14,000 lbs. GVWR to delay PM filter requirements until January 1, 2014 or later for the heavier trucks (greater than 26,000 lbs) in the fleet and defers truck replacements until January 1, 2020 for the heavier trucks in the fleet.
* First heavier vehicle must have a PM filter by January 1, 2014 or July 1, 2014
* Second heavier vehicle must have PM filter by January 1, 2017
* Third heavier vehicle must have PM filter by January 1, 2018
The PM filter requirements can be met by either installing the highest level PM filter retrofits that have been verified by the ARB or with PM filters that are standard equipment on 2007 model year or newer engines. The compliance date for any vehicle in the fleet that was retrofitted with a PM filter before January 1, 2014 is extended until January 1, 2023 as long as it remains in the fleet and has been reported to ARB by January 31, 2015. All other vehicles will need to be replaced starting January 1, 2020 on the same engine model year schedule as other fleets.
How do I comply with the Small Fleet Option?
To qualify for the small fleet option, you must show that one truck in the fleet had a PM filter no later than the January 1, 2014 or July 1, 2014 compliance date and must opt-in no later than July 31, 2014. You will need to report annually until all trucks are equipped with PM filters. Starting January 1, 2020 you will need to upgrade to 2010 model year engines based on the general engine model year compliance schedule. The compliance requirements are summarized in the table below.
Small Fleet Option - Compliance Schedule for Heavier Vehicles
Compliance Date Requirement Summary
January 1, 2014 One truck must have a PM filter
January 1, 2017 Two trucks must have a PM filter
January 1, 2018 All three trucks must have a PM filter
January 1, 2020 Replace all 1999 or older model year engines
January 1, 2021 Replace all 2000-2004 or older model year engines
January 1, 2022 Replace all 2005-2006 or older model year engines
January 1, 2023 All must have 2010 model year engines