Fleet and Government
Working together for healthy air quality and lower fleet operating costs. We help keep local government agencies out of the regulatory spotlight.
Working together we can improve the air quality and health of San Joaquin Valley residents through the use of cleaner and lower cost transportation technology resulting in cleaner air for generations to come.
San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center can help make fleet conversion simple and cost effective.
Nearly one million trucks operate in California every year. Requirements like the EPAct and the Air Resources Board amendment to section 2025 of Title 13, California Code of Regulations—better known as the Truck and Bus Regulation—call for fleets to convert to alternative fuel vehicles in order to reduce emissions. The Truck and Bus Regulation requires owners of diesel vehicles of certain weight ratings to meet compliance deadlines according to engine model year, and fines can be hefty if unmet.
Future requirements for local governments in the San Joaquin Valley regarding our air quality and greenhouse gas reductions are anticipated to be more stringent.
The work to convert an entire fleet of vehicles to low carbon fuel sources such as natural gas or electric vehicles may seem daunting, but that’s why San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center exists. We’re a nonprofit focused on helping local governments and transit agencies adopt clean, low carbon vehicle technologies.
We aren’t a regulatory agency, but we do help keep local government agencies out of the regulatory spotlight. We walk organizations through the entire grant process, from writing to reporting. We provide assistance in project development and grant management, guiding agencies from concept through construction. We seek out available incentives to help our partner organizations lower the risk of investing in new technology and help them review different technology choices to best suit their specific needs.
We provide assistance in meeting Truck and Bus Regulation requirements and compliance deadlines.
Electric vehicles require less maintenance because there are fewer fluids to change, no spark plugs or fuel injectors, and regenerative braking significantly reduces brake wear. The battery and motor require little to no regular maintenance, and with fewer moving parts than a conventional internal combustion engine, the time vehicles are in the shop and out of commission is greatly reduced. That’s all without even mentioning the most immediate budget-booster—no gasoline or diesel fuel—ever!