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Cummins Receives Conditional Certification for Diesel Auxiliary Power System (APS)

Cummins Incorporated has received a conditional certification for their integrated diesel-fueled auxiliary power system (APS)

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Cummins Incorporated has received a conditional certification for their integrated diesel-fueled auxiliary power system (APS), which achieves the necessary particulate matter control to allow for its use on commercial vehicles equipped with a 2007 or subsequent model year diesel-fueled primary drive engine.

The Cummins unit plumbs into the vehicle’s exhaust system and utilizes the engine’s particulate matter control device to clean up its own particulate matter emissions. Currently, the Cummins APS is only compatible with 2008 ISX engines, also manufactured by Cummins.

The certification for the Cummins APS is conditional upon the manufacture of a “Verified Clean APS” vehicle label that meets the specifications set forth by the California Air Resources Board. Although Cummins has not yet produced a label that satisfies these specifications, they are authorized to distribute these units for use in California with a temporary “Verified Clean APS” vehicle label that will be replaced once an approved label is produced.

For more information about this device, please visit the following webpage.

You can also view the Executive Orders pertaining to this system at the following links:

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Pursuant to state regulation, operators of diesel-fueled trucks, with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds, shall not idle for more than 5 minutes when stopped within California's borders. Currently, there is an exemption for sleeper berth trucks, which allows them to idle during periods of sleep and rest. However, starting JANUARY 1, 2008, this will change; all sleeper berth trucks, regardless of model year, will also be required to shutdown their engines after 5 minutes.


  • ARB's Commericial Idling Regulation Webpage Find the text of the idling regulation, fact sheets, and other useful information.

  • Carl Moyer Financial Incentives Program

    Find information regarding California's Carl Moyer Financial Incentives Program.

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency's Idling Reduction Technology Webpage

    Find information on idle reduction technologies and the Environmental Protection Agency's Smartway Program.

    Please note that ARB does not maintain this website and is not responsible for its content.

  • Cascade Sierra Solutions' Driver Assistance Webpage

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