GTO Equipment, Inc. Settlement
GTO Equipment, Inc. Case Settles for $99,500
In February 2014, GTO Equipment, Inc. agreed to pay $99,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $74,625.00 to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $24,875.00 for 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.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that GTO Equipment, Inc. 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 Statewide Truck and Bus regulations (STB), the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) ACTM. To settle the case, GTO Equipment, Inc. agreed to the $99,500.00 penalty and to comply with all applicable ARB regulations.