California Carrier Slapped With ‘Landmark’ CARB Fine

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A California carrier has been fined half a million dollars for violating California’s air quality regulations.

CARB this week announced Randy’s Trucking, Inc., has been fined $524,675 for failure to comply with the state’s truck and bus regulations– $392,755  will go to the Air Pollution Control fund, and $130,920 will be allocated to help “clean up school bus fleets throughout the state.”

According to CARB, Randy’s Trucking, Inc., “failed to clean up its fleet according to the timetable set forth in the statewide Truck and Bus Regulation.”

CARB also alleges that Randy’s Trucking, Inc., did not properly self-inspect its diesel trucks to ensure they meet the state’s smoke emission standards and failed to check that engines were properly labeled.

“It’s vital for businesses to know that we can’t relax our standards or make exceptions when it comes to protecting public health,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden.  “Fortunately fines this high are rare and company owners are being more proactive in making their diesel fleets compliant.  Randy’s Trucking has been cooperative and is working towards full compliance on an approved schedule that reflects their commitment to upgrading their equipment.”

Randy’s Trucking, Inc., has agreed to pay the fine, comply with state air quality laws and to send its fleet mechanics to California Council on Diesel Education and Technology classes.