CARB deploys ‘Dirty Truck Detector’ at border crossing enforcement event
RIVERSIDE – On Tuesday, November 1, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold an enforcement event aimed at upholding air pollution laws by identifying high-emitting heavy-duty trucks crossing the border at Calexico 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 over 1,000 vehicles at the location with heavy truck traffic. 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 will start being phased in on January 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, November 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch break from 12-1 p.m.)
Where: 1700 E. Carr Rd., Calexico, Cali. 92231
(GPS coordinates: 32.679821, -115.383162)
Inspections will take place on the U.S. side of the border crossing.
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 at the border crossing at Calexico.