The California Air Resources Board has announced the settlement of fines in 33 separate diesel cases with truck and bus owners during late 2011.
CARB collected $226,950 during the fourth quarter of last year, mostly fines for failing to properly conduct and pass self-inspections for vehicle smoke emissions tests.
The five highest fines include:
- $24,750 paid by Dole Fresh Fruit for failing to properly label its diesel-powered reefer generator sets according to CARB regulations;
- $19,875 paid by Hendrickson Trucking Inc., for failing to properly self-inspect diesel trucks to ensure they met state smoke emission standards;
- $15,750 paid by Dynalectric Los Angeles for failing to self-inspect its diesel trucks;
- $13,725 paid by United Food Group LLC for failing to properly self-inspect its diesel trucks;
- $13,175 paid by Harrison Trucking, Inc., for failing to properly self-inspect its diesel truck fleet.
Of the $226,950 collected, $170,400 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $56,549 went to the Peralta Community College District.