CARB unveils ‘Smog Check’ for trucks at enforcement event at Port of Los Angeles | California Air Resources Board
SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently previewed the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program (HD I/M), which is due to begin phasing in on Jan. 1, 2023, at an enforcement truck event held at the Port of Los Angeles. CARB used the event, where more than 1200 trucks...
So this crap looks like it will be happening:
In 2024, they will require testing TWICE per year. This can be done remotely using OBD equipment.
In 2027, testing will increase to 4 times per year.
There are so many cuss words about this. For a vehicle that is barely used! What smog shop can even fit in a DP? Will it even pass since it has never needed one before?
And from what I am reading, even out of state DP's will have to prove smog - which is relatively better than smogging twice and then 4 times a year - and maybe you can get away with not doing it, depending on how they plan to enforce it. Bulllllll shiiiiiitttt.