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