A Blue Sky Legislator
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Taking dirty trucks off our roads
Senate Bill 216 - Clean Truck Exchange
State Senator Cathleen Galgiani is the author of SB 216. It's a no-nonsense piece of legislation that helps small trucking companies exchange their older trucks with newer clean trucks.
Several years ago, California's larger trucking companies were required to invest millions in cleaner modern trucks in order to reduce harmful emissions. Now that those clean trucks are older, the large companies are buying new trucks. SB 216 will be the way for larger companies to give their trucks to the smaller companies who, because of their size, were not required to invest in new equipment. The smaller companies will receive the older clean trucks from the larger companies and, in turn, will retire their older high emission trucks. It's the perfect way to help take older trucks off the road without penalizing small companies and employers.