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Brian Antonellis, CTP

Brian Antonellis, CTP
Brian possesses over 20 years of experience with private fleets and has a keen understanding of fleet operations, asset management, and equipment procurement. Brian has created an impressive reputation in the private fleet world working previously at companies like Bulkmatic and PepsiCo (managing over 20,000 assets and over 150 locations) and prides himself on strong industry relationships built on years of integrity, consistency and trust. Brian is an active member of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) and a former board member of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

Recent Posts

How Will CARB Prebuy Activity Affect Transportation Fleets And Their Procurement Plans? What fleets need to know!

Posted by Brian Antonellis, CTP on 1/30/24 11:20 AM

Do You Have Your CARB Prebuy Allocation Plan Ready?

With the growing awareness of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates and plans, one major question looms over organizations with transportation fleets: how will this ruling truly impact their procurement cycle? Last year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave its approval to California's plans, which call for an increasing number of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks. This move lines up with the state's commitment to reducing pollution as enforced by CARB, which aims for electric trucks to make up half of all heavy-duty truck sales in the state by 2035.

CARB Mandates Will Cause A Spike In Prebuy Activity

Vehicles with differing types and usages will have various phase-in dates according to the CARB plan. As such, state and local governments would be required to obtain zero-emission vehicles amounting to 50% of the additions to their fleets beginning in 2024. All new purchases would have to be ZEVs beginning in 2027.

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Topics: Trucking Environmental Sustainability, GHG