CARB fines companies $227,000 over TRU labels, diesel inspections

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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.

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