CARB Compliance – Are You Ready?

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is taking steps to ensure that trucks and buses meet the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) regulations. These regulations are currently in effect which means that in order to renew your vehicle’s registration, you must be compliant with the regulatory requirements.

What are the CARB Requirements for 2020?

For Medium Duty and Lighter Vehicles (GVW over 14,000 and under 26,000), the focus for 2020 is 2004 models and older. However, next year the regulations affect 2005-2007 models. In 2023, it will additionally encompass 2008-2010 models. For Heavy Duty vehicles (GVW over 26.000), the 2020 regulations affect vehicle model years 2000 and older. Next year the regulations include 2001-2005. In 2022, vehicles from 2006 and 2007 and finally in 2023, 2008 through 2010 vehicles will be regulated.

Here is the compliance schedule…

CARB compliance

If your vehicle needs to meet the regulatory requirements over the next few years, get your fleet ready. Reporting fleet and vehicles information to CARB, such as VIN numbers, may be needed to ensure you are not denied registration or fined for not verifying compliance.

C&M Motors can help. Get your fleet in shape for 2020 and beyond. Call us today to get you on the road to CARB compliance.

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

(800) 736-3443


Used Reefer Bodies Available

2009 Kidron 24" Reefer BodyC&M Motors currently has 4 used 24’ Kidron Reefer bodies ready for immediate delivery or installation on your truck chassis. Inside dimensions are 98” high and 96” wide. These bodies feature Thermo King T-1080s SP multi-temp refrigeration units all with less than 1200 engine hours.

The bodies have swing doors with an option to install roll-up doors by our service department for an additional cost. Another add-on can be a 2,500 lb. lift gate for added ease of loading.

C&Ms fabrication department can mount these bodies on your chassis and make any additional modifications required for your specific transportation requirements.

Check out these and all other available parts in our online store or simply give us a call if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

(800) 736-3443

California is Heating Up – Are You Staying Cool?

Reefer UnitsWe had a very cool spring; more rain than usual this year but now the temperatures are clearly on the rise. Temperatures for portions of California and Arizona are expected to be in the triple digits soon, if not already. What does this mean for all those companies with temperature sensitive products that need to be transported for sale?

Cool and Connected

Refrigerated trucks help those temperature sensitive products stay fresh and cool as they travel across town or across the country. These trucks play a vital business role in many company operations including:

  • Fresh produce
  • Flowers and Candy
  • Meats, Fish, and other perishables
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fine art and antiques
  • Chemicals and engineered materials
  • Personal Care products
  • Tobacco products

The refrigerated truck (or reefer truck) is a must for these companies. The more sensitive the cargo, the more important it is to have abundant refrigeration systems that guarantee optimal environmental conditions are maintained (both temperature and humidity). New innovations such as smart reefer controls or redundant refrigeration systems allow fleet managers to monitor and control those environments.

If you are looking to maintain or augment your reefer fleet, C&M Motors is the right choice for you. C&M Motors is a licensed supplier of Zanotti Transport Refrigeration. C&M Motors is equipped to repair or replace any model of refrigeration system and the fabrication team can tailor your truck to your business needs.

Stay cool. Stay connected with C&M Motors for the best truck services in the greater San Diego area!


C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

(800) 736-3443

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