CARB: company fined $88,000 for missed truck inspections, stickers

| 5/6/2008

The California Air Resources Board fined one trash hauling company nearly $90,000 after the board’s investigators found that Crown Disposal Co. Inc. didn’t conduct truck smoke tests and was missing CARB-required stickers on its trucks.

The company was fined $88,725, a CARB news release stated.

“Compliance with California clean air laws is not an option – it is a requirement,” CARB Chairman Mary Nichols said in a statement. “Our enforcement teams are on the lookout for business owners who think otherwise.”

In addition to the fine, Crown Disposal Co. officials agreed to attend diesel education courses, instruct its vehicle operators to comply with idling regulations, and supply all smoke inspection records to CARB for the next four years.