Japan Considers Non-Compliant Truck Ban In Major Cities
Citing government sources, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in
The new rules will also extend to trucks that are based outside the three cities, but make visits on business. The newspaper said some truck fleets operating in and around the three urban areas are sidestepping the rules by operating out of dummy business bases set up outside the cities.
To enforce the new regulations, the ministry reportedly plans to require trucks to go through emission checks at truck stops and other gathering points. The ministry also apparently intends to require trucks to undergo NOx and PM emission tests during their mandatory periodic vehicle inspections to ensure that trucks previously certified as acceptable remain that way.