MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board cracks down on dirty big rigs in Inland Empire
ONTARIO - The Air Resources Board is working with the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty diesel trucks traveling in and around the Inland Empire. Recent ARB strike forces have been active in downtown Los Angeles and in the Stockton area.
PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENT
WHO: California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol
WHAT: Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ongoing inspections)
WHERE: Jurupa St. eastbound at S. Vintage Avenue, west of Etiwanda Ave. (look for signage).
VISUALS: Heavy-duty big rigs, ARB and CHP uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.
- Note: Spanish-speaking representatives will be available for interviews.
Measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.