CARB fines California trucking company $23,000 over emissions

| 3/18/2010

The California Air Resources Board recently fined one California-based trucking business $23,000 for failing to comply with diesel emissions regulations.

According to CARB, Modesto-based Smart Refrigerated Transport failed to properly inspect its diesel trucks in 2008.

The company paid a $23,000 fine, of which $17,250 went to the state Air Pollution Control Fund for projects and research and $5,750 will fund emissions education classes conducted by California community colleges.

Smart Refrigerated Transport is also required to send employees responsible for diesel inspections to attend a training class; to provide CARB with documentation showing that inspections are being carried out for the next four years; and to ensure that all diesel truck engines meet emissions standards and are properly labeled with an emission control certification label.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer