“If you only derive a small percentage of your revenue from California, consider no longer operating there,” is how Ken Rutherford’s OverdriveOnline.com column started.
Rutherford went on to state several reasons why out-of-state operators would find it difficult to run a profit in California:
- CARB-certified retrofits on 1996-2006 trucks can const $15,000 to $20,000.
- Retrofitted trucks can lose up to ½ mile per gallon in fuel mileage.
- 2007 and newer trucks can cost twice as much per mile in maintenance than 2004 and earlier trucks and suffer from increased down time.
ESW CleanTech has acquired the assets of the now defunct Cleaire, a leading manufacturer of diesel particulate-matter filters.
Cleaire ceased operations in January after a costly CARB-mandated recall of their Longmile line of filters.
Officals in the state of Washington have indicated that the Longmile filter may have played a role in the costly 2011 Monastery Fire, compensation for which is currently in litigation. .
According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), ESW CleanTech will continue to provide technical assistance and warranty support to the Cleaire line of DPFs and will complete the Longmile recall.
ESW CleanTech is a manufacturer of a DPF as well, the ESW ThermaCat.