Cargo Handling Equipment
Mobile cargo handling equipment is any motorized vehicle used to handle cargo or perform routine maintenance activities at California’s ports and intermodal rail yards. The type of equipment includes yard trucks (hostlers), rubber-tired gantry cranes, container handlers, forklifts, etc. The Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) Regulation was adopted in 2005 to reduce toxic and criteria emissions to protect public health and was fully implemented by the end of 2017. CARB staff is currently assessing the availability and performance of zero-emission technology to further reduce emissions.
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Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation to Transition to Zero Emissions
In March 2018, CARB staff presented to the Board a plan to begin development of a regulation to minimize emissions and community health impacts from cargo handling equipment.