|I Got a CARB Ticket…Now What?|
|Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:12|
The California Air Resources Board declared August “Clean Truck Month” and launched a statewide enforcement push with some scary statistics leaking out of Sacramento
The preliminary results according to Paul Jacobs, chief of mobile source enforcement, were more than 6,000 inspections and 700 plus citations written. Jacobs says that the tickets given to individual truckers will be followed up with fleet inspections, looking for more violations. The violations included all programs: smoke opacity, tampering, TRUs, drayage, idling, truck and bus, etc.
This is serious stuf. Violations with CARB diesel programs may result in the following penalties and sanctions:
Since the passage of SB 1402, you have some additional protections, which are slowing down the enforcement division’s ability to implement penalties, but you can’t ignore the ticket.
Call us at 909-982-9898 if you’ve gotten a ticket and need help, or you can follow the CARB procedure below…but don’t expect much mercy.
If you have received a citation, a notice will be mailed to you with in 2-3 weeks. The letter will explain the necessary steps required to clear the citation. It is important that you follow the instructions provided to you to avoid any late penalties or further enforcement actions.
If you have questions about the citation, please contact the appropriate number at the top right corner of the citation - in general, there will be a check mark next to the listed number. More information can also be found on the back of a citation regarding appeal deadlines and procedures.