Ulloa’s Trucking Case Settlement
Ulloa’s Trucking Case Settles for $17,350
Ulloa’s Trucking will pay $17,350.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $13,012.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $4,338.00 went 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 November 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Ulloa’s Trucking failed to: (1) report required information for the diesel trucks for which it elected to utilize the low-use exemption in the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation, (2) bring all their Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards, and (3) properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measure, the TB Regulation, and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Ulloa’s Trucking agreed to the $17,350.00 penalty and to comply with TRU, TB, PSIP, and other ARB programs.