MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board cracks down on dirty trucks in East Los Angeles area
LOS ANGELES - The California Air Resources Board will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to inspect heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around the East Los Angeles area. The effort is part of CARB’s ongoing 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 California. CARB also wants to warn truck drivers and owners about scammers who are selling illegal diesel retrofit filters.
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, Sept. 13, 10:30 – 12 noon (ongoing inspections)
WHERE: Eastbound on Bandini Blvd, east of Downey Road, Vernon (look for CHP and truck inspections signage). PARKING: Eastbound along Bandini, ahead of the inspection site.
VISUALS: Heavy-duty big rigs, ARB and CHP uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.
NOTE: Spanish-speaking staff will be on site and 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.