CARB deploys ‘Dirty Truck Detector’ along heavily travelled truck route in Bakersfield
Riverside – On Tuesday, April 25, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold an enforcement event aimed at upholding air pollution laws by identifying high-emitting heavy-duty trucks along a busy truck route in Bakersfield using a mobile emissions monitoring device: the Portable Emissions Acquisition System (PEAQS), which screens for high-emitting vehicles as they drive under it. CARB staff expect to process several hundred vehicles at the location. High-emitting vehicles will be flagged for full inspection, including smoke test, and possible citation.
CARB also will use the event to educate truck owner/operators about the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program (HD I/M) that started being phased in on Jan. 1, 2023. The HD I/M Program is a groundbreaking smog check program for heavy-duty trucks that will help ensure that the more than 1 million heavy-duty trucks operating in California run clean for the life of the vehicle. This will reduce harmful emissions and protect public health in the communities most impacted by diesel air pollution.
What: Deployment of hi-tech truck pollution monitor and related truck
emissions enforcement event
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 31144 7th Standard Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
Who: CARB Air Pollution specialists and technicians
Visuals: Portable emissions equipment and testing, heavy-duty truck inspections and possible citations,
along a heavily travelled truck route in Bakersfield.