CARB receives settlements from violating trucking companies

| 10/6/2006

The California Air Resources Board has received settlements totaling more than $180,000 from AT&T, Sacramento Concrete and Daily Disposal Services for failing to properly self-inspect their diesel truck fleets as required under state regulations.

“To continue to see improvements in California’s air quality, we must be vigilant on many fronts, including diesel truck inspections,” stated CARB Executive Officer Catherine Witherspoon in a press release. “Truck operators need to understand that our enforcement team can show up at any time to make sure that they are in compliance.”

The Periodic Smoke Inspection Program – the program under which the fines were issued – requires that owners of California-registered truck and bus fleets perform regular inspections of their vehicles to ensure that their engine emissions meet state air quality standards.

In addition to paying the fines, the fleet employees responsible for compliance with CARB’s regulations for diesel vehicle fleets must attend educational classes.