Media Advisory: Air Resources Board to crack down on dirty big rigs in Salinas
SALINAS - The California Air Resources Board will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in the Salinas area. The effort is part of CARB's enforcement campaign to ensure that clean air requirements are understood, and that big rigs are in compliance with the laws designed to improve air quality throughout California.
PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENT
WHAT: Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws
WHO: California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, from 10:30 am to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)
WHERE: 1300 Abbott St., Salinas, between Abbott and Hawkins (look for CHP and Truck Inspections signage)
VISUALS: Huge heavy-duty big rigs, uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.
NOTE: Spanish-speaking CARB representatives will be available for interviews.
Measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to CARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.