MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board to crack down on Cupertino’s dirty big-rigs
CUPERTINO - The California Air Resources Board will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to inspect heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around South Foothill Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino. The effort is part of CARB’s ongoing enforcement campaign to ensure that clean air requirements are understood, and that big-rig drivers are in compliance with the laws designed to improve air quality in California. At the same time, CARB wants to warn truck drivers and owners about scammers who are selling illegal diesel retrofit filters.
PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENT
WHAT: Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws
WHO: California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol
WHEN: Tuesday August 9, 10:30 AM – 12 NOON (ongoing inspections)
WHERE: 10273 South Foothill Blvd., Cupertino, CA
(corner of South Foothill Blvd.and Stevens Creek Blvd. Look for CHP and truck inspection signage)
VISUALS: Huge heavy-duty big rigs, inspections in progress, etc.
NOTE: English and Spanish-speaking ARB representatives will be available for interviews
State measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.