Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Case Settlement
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Case Settles for $532,875
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. will pay $532,875.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $399,656.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $133,219.00 will go to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program. This settlement was reached in December, 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. failed to bring their diesel trucks into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and the Statewide Truck and Bus (STB) Regulation. To settle the case, Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. agreed to the $532,875.00 penalty and to comply with PSIP, STB, and other ARB programs.