Transportation Commodities, Inc. Case Settlement
Transportation Commodities, Inc. Case Settles for $94,500
Transportation Commodities, Inc. will pay $94,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $47,250.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $47,250.00 went to the School Bus Retrofit Project to retrofit school buses throughout California with diesel emission control strategies. This settlement was reached in May 2017.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Transportation Commodities, Inc. failed to: (1) bring 31 of their on-road diesel fueled vehicles into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and; (2) report accurate information for three on-road diesel fueled vehicles subject to the applicable reporting requirements. ARB documented violations as they related to the Truck and Bus (TB) regulation. To settle the case, Transportation Commodities, Inc. agreed to the $94,500.00 penalty and to comply with the TB regulation and other ARB programs.