Rex Trans Inc. Settlement
Rex Trans Inc. Settles For $31,000
In December 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Rex Trans Inc. of Commerce, California, in the amount of $31,000 for violating CARB’s air quality regulations. The penalty will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.
An investigation by CARB showed that Rex Trans Inc. failed to: (1) properly self-inspect their diesel-powered trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards; (2) bring their diesel-powered trucks into compliance with the Engine Model Year Schedule; and (3) comply with the requirements for those Carriers who lease Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) to be operated in California. CARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, § 2190 et seq.), the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, § 2025) and the TRU Air Toxic Control Measure (TRU ATCM) (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, § 2477)
The company fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter. To settle the case, Rex Trans Inc. agreed to the $31,000 penalty and to enroll in the California Council on Diesel Education Technology’s (CCDET) CCDET I Smoke Test Training course, or the CARB Online Smoke Test Training course. Rex Trans Inc. agreed to submit records of PSIP tests for their fleet in 2021 and 2022 and comply with the PSIP, TB Regulation, TRU ATCM, and all other CARB regulations going forward.