CARB says one in six trucks ticketed during Fresno smoke inspection

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The California Air Resources Board conducted a two-day smoke inspection for heavy-duty diesel trucks in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22-23.

On Tuesday, trucks on Jensen Avenue between state highways 41 and 99 were pulled to the side and given smoke inspections on the spot, CARB Spokeswoman Karen Caesar told Land Line Magazine. CARB had two small enforcement teams working two locations, Caesar said.

CARB also conducted smoke inspections in Fresno on Wednesday, Caesar said.

Fines tied to the citations range from $300 to $1,800.

For more information and to look at an opacity chart to compare your truck’s smoke, visit CARB’s website by clicking here. The CARB website says 1991 model year engines or newer trucks with 40 percent smoke opacity or higher may be cited. Any truck with 70 percent or higher opacity may be cited, according to CARB.

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