TNT Freight System Inc. Settlement
TNT Freight System Inc. Case Settles for $6,925
In April 2014, TNT Freight System Inc. agreed to pay a penalty of $6,925.00 for violating air quality regulations: $5,194.00 was paid to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,731.00 was paid to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (CARB) showed that TNT Freight System Inc. failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards as required by the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP); and failed to ensure all engines of their fleet vehicles had a properly affixed Emission Control Label (ECL); and failed to meet PM BACT requirements for 2000 through 2004 engine model years by January 1, 2013 as required by the Statewide Truck & Bus Regulation (STB). ARB documented violations as they related to PSIP, the ECL Program, and STB. To settle the case, TNT Freight System Inc. agreed to the $6,925.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, ECL, STB, and other ARB programs.