HAYWARD, CA—A free lift truck evaluation from Toyota Material Handling helps gauge compliance with the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.
The new standards are part of a series of government commitments to reduce pollutant emissions and help meet health-based air quality standards. They apply to any business in California with four or more gasoline or propane fueled spark-ignition engines including lift trucks, and industrial floor cleaning equipment (sweepers and scrubbers). Companies with equipment found to be out of compliance can be fined a maximum of $500 per machine, per day, retroactive to January 1, 2009, when the first fleet average standards became effective.
The free evaluation being offered by Toyota Material Handling includes: a baseline fleet inventory (spreadsheet) with all required data, model and serial numbers and so forth; current emission standards for or default admission rate for each LSI piece of equipment; recommendations for retrofit and or replacement of non-compliant equipment and the cost; and overall strategy to ensure compliance now and in current and future compliance.
“Toyota Material Handling understands the complexity of compliance and is happy to offer a free fleet evaluation and recommendations. “This will allow business owners to avoid penalties during a time when every penny counts,” says Mark Gates, Toyota Material Handling product support manager. To schedule an analysis contact a product support representative at (800) 527-3746.