California Department of Transportation
 

Legal Truck Access

NEW AIR EMISSIONS REGULATIONS (AGE OF TRUCK) -- January 1, 2014
Contact Ca. Air Resources Board (ARB)
ARB "Truck and Bus Regulation" Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/onrdiesel.htm
Call ARB (866) 634-3735
(Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Compliance Assistance, Press 4 for Truck and Bus Regulations)
E-mail ARB at: 8666diesel@arb.ca.gov

QUICK GUIDES

QUICK LINKS
PERMITS
RULES
SPECIAL ROUTES & LOAD SIZE
1 OVERSIZE/OVERWEIGHT PERMITS (916) 322-1297 or (916) 322-4894 4 CHAINS 7 SPECIAL ROUTE RESTRICTIONS (e.g. WEIGHT)
2 CONTACT OVERSIZE/OVERWEIGHT PERMITS STAFF 5 AIR QUALITY - EMISSIONS REGULATIONS 8 GETTING TO EUREKA
3 TRIP PERMITS (Vehicle Registration) 6 TERMINAL ACCESS APPLICATION PROCEDURES 9 LOAD OVERHANG

TOPICS
1 document Truck Operations Note: Caltrans is not responsible for authorizing commercial trucks, other than issuing permits for oversize or overweight loads (see Topic 2 below). The links in Topic 1 are provided to direct customers to the appropriate agencies.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY

  A
Permits / Licensing / Registration
1 - Vehicle Registration (Trip Permits, IRP) -- DMV
2 - Motor Carrier Permit (MCP) -- DMV
 

* CA Number
* Insurance

3 - Fuel Taxes -- Ca. Board of Equalization
4 - Declared Operating Weight -- DMV
5 - Commercial Driver License -- DMV
6 - Business Permits
B
Identification
7 - Federal DOT Number -- US DOT
8 - CA Number -- CHP
9 - Trademark -- CHP
C
Special Cargo/ Environment
10 - Air Quality -- ARB
11 - Hazardous Cargo -- CHP
12 - Produce -- Ca. Food & Ag
D
Safety
13 - Alcohol / Drug Testing -- CHP
14 - Load Securement -- CHP
15 - Logbook -- CHP
16 - Safety Equipment -- CHP
E
Miscellaneous Operations
17 - Chains
18 - Public Scales (Private, Weight Certificates)
19 - Road Conditions
20 - Toll Operations
21 - Truck Lane Use
22 - Tickets (Traffic Citations)
23 - 2012 Uniform Bail Schedule (PDF)
24 - Caltrans Encroachment Permits

2 Legal Truck Size & Weight

1 - Length
2 - Overhang

3 - Width
4 - Height & Low Clearances
5 - Weight

3 Legal Truck Size & Weight
(Exemptions)
1 - Agricultural Biomass
2 - Agricultural Products
3 - Auto, Boat, & Camper Transporters
4 - Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
5 - Containers
6 - Cotton Module Movers
7 - Farm Equipment
8 - Fire Trucks
9 - Household Goods Carriers
10 - Livestock Haulers
11 - Log Haulers
12 - Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs)
13 - Motorsports
14 - Saddlemount Combinations

4 Truck Routes

Maps
1 - State Truck Map
2 - Local Truck Maps (Cities & Counties)

Rest
3 - Truck Stops
4 - Roadside Rest Areas
5 - Clean Car Maps (Alt Fuels)

Truck Access
6 - Truck Size & Routes
7 - Terminal Access Application Procedures
8 - Truck Restriction Procedures
9 - Special Route Restrictions (e.g. weight)
10 - Service Access Routes
11 - Getting to Eureka
12 - Exit Number Signs
13 - Truck-Only Lanes


5 Weigh Stations/ Enforcement Facilities

1 - Weigh Station Location List (Excel)
2 - Weigh Station Location Map (6.9 MB file)
3 - Mini-Site Weigh Station Location List (Excel)

4 - Who Must Stop at the Scales?
5 - 2011 Weigh Station Inventory of Needs (9.8 MB file)


CONTACT US

 

Caltrans Legal Truck Access Branch
Casey Robb
Manuel Fonseca
Note: Caltrans does NOT have information about the new air emissions regulations re. truck age. Please refer to the yellow table at the top of this page.

General number (916) 654-5741

E-mail: Legal Truck Access.
E-mail: legal.truck.access@dot.ca.gov.


Revised 6/25/14.