Better Built Truss, Inc., Settlement
Better Built Truss, Inc., Settles For $4,000
In July 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) settled a case with Better Built Truss, Inc., located in Ripon, California. CARB’s audit documented eight violations of the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by Better Built Truss, Inc. for failure to test, measure, record, and maintain records of smoke emissions for heavy-duty diesel vehicles for the years 2018 and 2019.
Better Built Truss, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement with CARB and agreed to pay eight PSIP violations of $500.00 each for a total penalty amount of $4,000.00. Better Built Truss, Inc. was cooperative with submitting documentation during the course of the audit and provided records of PSIP tests conducted on their fleet for 2020. Better Built Truss, Inc. agreed to have staff enroll in California Council on Diesel Education Technology’s (CCDET) CCDET I Smoke Test Training course or the CARB Online Smoke Test Training course. They also agreed to provide records of PSIP tests for their fleet in 2021 and to continue PSIP testing and recordkeeping annually thereafter. The fleet is now in compliance with the PSIP regulation.