MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board cracks down on dirty big rigs in Stockton
STOCKTON - The Air Resources Board will be conducting inspections on heavy-duty trucks in Stockton. The California Highway Patrol will assist ARB in pulling over trucks for inspection. The effort is part of ARB’s stepped-up enforcement campaign to ensure that clean air requirements are understood, and that big rig drivers are in compliance with the laws designed to improve air quality in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.
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: Wednesday, September 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)
WHERE: West Charter Way, between Roberts Road and Army Court, Stockton. Inspections on eastbound side of West Charter Way. (Look for CHP and truck inspection signage, and long roadside pullout area.)
VISUALS: Huge heavy-duty big rigs, inspections in progress, etc.
Note: English and Spanish-speaking ARB representatives will be available for interviews.
State 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.