CARB fines motor carrier $59,050 over port emissions violations

| 8/30/2011

The California Air Resources Board has fined an in-state motor carrier nearly $60,000 for dispatching trucks to the state’s ports that didn’t meet emissions requirements spelled out in CARB’s port truck regulation.

CARB recently fined IVVE Transportation of Ontario, CA, for violating CARB’s Drayage Truck Regulation. From the fine, $44,287 will go to the California Air Pollution Control fund, which is used to support air quality research, and $14,762 will go to the Peralta Community College district to fund diesel education classes.

CARB’s Port Drayage Rule has already banned trucks with engines that don’t meet 1994 model year emissions standards. By 2014, all trucks must meet 2007 model year engine emissions standards, CARB says.

As part of the settlement, the company agreed to cease operating non-compliant trucks.

“We commend businesses that acknowledge their mistakes and then move in the right direction, such as IVVE Transportation,” Jim Ryden, CARB’s chief of enforcement said, in a news release. “We have to make clean air a priority, and that can only happen when businesses do whatever it takes to follow clean air regulations.”

For more information, visit CARB’s website.