Large businesses, government agencies, and contractors that operate or dispatch delivery trucks, buses, and tractor-trailers have until Monday, April 3 to comply with the state’s new reporting requirement for fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
The mandate is authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection’s adoption of the New Jersey Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule, which is based on California regulations of the same name. The rule applies to all public fleets in New Jersey with at least one vehicle over 8,500 pounds and private fleets with at least 50 vehicles over 8,500 pounds.
A business with fewer than 50 medium and heavy-duty vehicles, but revenues greater than $50 million during the 2022 tax year, is also required to comply. Emergency vehicles, K-12 school districts, U.S. military vehicles and vehicles awaiting sale are exempt from reporting.
An Excel spreadsheet to report fleet information can be downloaded from the department’s website here. A link to the guidance document for completion of the spreadsheet can be found on the same webpage, including instructions on where to email the completed form. DEP extended the deadline to April 3 because the original compliance date fell on a Saturday.
DEP will use the data gathered to determine the best way to move forward with electrifying medium and heavy-duty fleets. The information will help DEP prioritize the types of vehicles and specific industries where electric vehicles can be deployed more easily and quickly.
Questions can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “ACT Reporting.”