A.L. Gilbert Co. Settlement
$18,750 in Fines Paid by A.L. Gilbert Co.
The California Air Resources Board last month settled with A.L. Gilbert Co. for a total of $18,750 for failure to self-inspect their diesel trucks for compliance with the state's smoke emissions standards. They are required to have all staff responsible for compliance with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program and Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Inspection Program to attend courses at the California Council on Diesel Education and Technology, through selected California community colleges. Further, they must instruct vehicle operators to comply with the state's idling regulations, supply all smoke inspection records to ARB for the next several years, and have properly labeled engines to ensure compliance with the engine emissions certification program regulations. The Periodic Smoke Inspection Program and Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Inspection Program require annual smoke opacity tests of California-based fleets. The programs, in conjunction with ARB's roadside smoke inspection program, are used to ensure that all of California's heavy-duty vehicles are properly maintained, tamper-free and free from excessive smoke emissions.