Truck parts store slapped with COVID-19 fine following political rally

Nevada state officials have issued a fine to a truck accessories company for violating COVID-19 restrictions by hosting a political rally.

On November 5, the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations announced a $4,554 fine leveled against Sparks-based Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment as part of a OSHA COVID-19 enforcement effort.

The fine comes after Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment held a political fundraising rally attended by Donald Trump Jr. on September 30

State regulators say that the company failed to submit a safety plan or to obtain state approval for hosting an event attended by more than 50 people.

Sparks City officials said that they reached out the Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment to let them know that they risked enforcement if they held the event. “The City will be reaching out to Peterbilt on Monday to let them know that we will enforce the Governor’s COVID-19 related directives and will take appropriate action,” officials explained in a written statement issued in September.

Several other business in Nevada have also been fined for violating COVID-19 requirements.