|CARB Announces Enforcement Blitz|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:39|
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that August has been designated “Gear Up for Clean Truck Month.” In a notice sent out to members of CARB’s Truck Regulations Advisory Committee (TRAC), the agency announced a statewide enforcement campaign for the entire month of August.
The notice stated the following:
The Air Resources Board has designated August as “Gear Up for Clean Truck Month.” This will send a clear message that the comprehensive suite of ARB’s diesel regulations is in effect and being enforced. We recognize the importance of establishing a level playing field among operators, and to do this it is critical that our outreach and compliance assistance efforts go hand-in-hand with a strong and visible enforcement effort.
“In August, outreach and enforcement teams will conduct several highly visible events throughout California, including inspections at weigh scales, random roadside locations, fleet facilities, truck stops, and other areas where diesel vehicles are present to ensure full compliance with diesel regulations. Enforcement actions will involve fleet citations and audits, and as part of the enforcement awareness campaign, ARB will also continue to provide compliance assistance to educate truckers on regulatory requirements that affect their businesses.”
There are currently numerous CARB regulations in effect with wide-ranging penalties for violations. If you are unsure whether your equipment is compliant go to the CARB website (www.arb.ca.gov) and click on “Diesel Activities.”
Members of the Western Trucking Alliance and California Construction Trucking Association and all its Association Conferences may contact Joe Rajkovacz at 909-982-9898 for compliance information.