The California Air Resources Board (CARB) fined IVVE Transportation $59,050 for using what CARB called “high-polluting vehicles” that do not comply with state standards.
The Ontario, CA-based motor carrier was cited for dispatching vehicles that were not compliant with the emissions standards set forth in CARB’s Drayage (Port) Truck Regulation.
Under the settlement, $44,287.50 will go to the California Air Pollution Control fund to support air quality research, and $14,762.50 to the Peralta Community College district to help fund diesel education classes around the state. The company has also agreed to cease operating non-compliant vehicles.
“It’s especially important for companies involved in moving freight to use the cleanest engines they can afford since they spend so much time on our roads and highways,” said Jim Ryden, CARB’s chief of enforcement. “We commend businesses that acknowledge their mistakes and then move in the right direction, such as IVVE Transportation. We have to make clean air a priority and that can only happen when businesses do whatever it takes to follow clean air regulations.”
California’s Drayage Truck Regulation was adopted in December 2007 to reduce diesel emissions from trucks that serve the state’s ports and intermodal rail yards. Under the regulation, pre-1994 vehicles are prohibited from serving ports and rail facilities, while later models must be updated with diesel exhaust filters according to a staggered implementation schedule. All vehicles covered under the regulation must have 2007 engines or newer by 2014.