For box trailers longer than 50', including reefer trailers, the law requires a combination of:
*This is an abbreviated version of the Frequently Asked Questions about Trailer Standards for Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions document. View the full document here*
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted new regulations for trailers on August 16, 2016, as part of the Phase 2 Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards. As a follow up to a November 2016 workshop, EPA assembled this information to answer questions about the Phase 2 Trailer Program for manufacturers.
Who is responsible for complying with the trailer standards?
When do the regulations take effect?
What types of trailers are regulated?
Which trailers are excluded?
Can I still use my old trailer? Do I have to add technologies to my old trailer?
Do new trailers need specific technologies to meet the standards?
Does the end-user have to install the same LRR tires when they need replacement?
Does my regulated trailer need a label?
Does the label need to be in a specific location on the trailer?
Do I have to create a separate label or can I place emissions information on my current label?
What information must be included on the label? Must it list all devices used on the trailer? Must it include compliance equation results?
Do I need to affix a label on excluded trailers?
Do I need to affix a label on trailers exempted using the transitional allowance for MYs 2018-2026?
Do we need a label for trailers built for export?
How can I get more information?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Transportation and Air Quality 2000 Traverwood Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 E-mail: ComplianceInfo@epa.gov