Small-fleet trucking resources for the zero-emission future, now.

Hard work and advocacy by front-line communities is creating real change. Parents and neighbors are speaking up for the most vulnerable among us: children, elders, and those facing health challenges to address the harmful air pollution caused by truck traffic. Legislators and regulators are responding by creating policies and incentives to make zero-emission transportation possible.

Here are some tools and facts to help you and your community make an impact today.

Tools for Communities

The transportation sector is the heaviest emitting sector in the U.S.—generating 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 according to the U.S. EPA. It is also the sector best positioned to reduce emissions the fastest and with the greatest impact.

All too often, ​​Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) bear the brunt of air pollution exposure, making them more vulnerable to the negative health impacts that come with diesel-fueled trucks. A cleaner transportation sector with zero-emissions trucks and vehicles will drastically improve the lives of the local communities they serve.

Transforming Trucks statistic: 58% of diesel-fueled vehicles are commissioned in disadvantaged communities (CARB)
Transforming Trucks statistic: 28% of US greenhouse gas emissions comes from transportation (EPA)
Transforming Trucks statistic: 23% of transportation emissions comes from commercial trucking (EPA)


Noise Pollution


Avoidable Healthcare Costs


The Financial Burden Associated with Fossil-Fuel Dependency

Emissions in Your Community

The California Air Resources Board offers the most comprehensive emissions inventory (EMission FACtorEMFAC) which can be searched and sorted by location and emissions source.  This tool also provides access to on road vehicle population estimates for California at the Census Block Group level. The estimates are generated based on vehicle registration data from California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sharing Stories and Strategies

Local groups across the state are organized to work towards cleaner and healthier neighborhoods. Many fleets have already taken the first step and their drivers are enjoying safer, cleaner workplaces with reduced health hazards.

Browse and share our video library that shows what’s working now.

Report Polluting in Your Neighborhood

Local air districts regulate all businesses and factories creating air pollution, but it is the California Air Resource Board at the state level which monitors and issues citations for trucks. If fleets in your neighborhood are idling illegally, or operating trucks which appear old or without working pollution control filters (smoking vehicles) please report them.

CARB’s Vehicle Complaint Hotline:
1-800-END-SMOG (1-800-363-7664)

Please have the following information ready to report:

  • Vehicle type
  • License plate number
  • Date, time, and location of the incident
  • Make and model of the vehicle

Outside of normal business hours simply complete this online form: Complaint Form for Idling Commercial Vehicle

Case Studies

Small business owners and small fleet operators play a critical role in making clean transportation outcomes a reality. Leveraging the resources and tools available, small fleet owners have the opportunity to start transitioning their fleets and begin reaping in the benefits of ZE trucks today.

CALSTART and CARB have transitioning success stories and case studies for what’s possible right now in the clean trucking space.

Interested in learning more about how local fleets and drivers can save money with electric trucks? Check out  the Tools for Fleets page.

Keep up to date on how small businesses and fleets are transforming to zero emissions.

Keep up to date on how small businesses and fleets are transforming to zero emissions.

Keep up to date on how small businesses and fleets are transforming to zero emissions.

Keep up to date on how small businesses and fleets are transforming to zero emissions.