United Rentals, Inc. Settlement 2009
$166,800 in Fines Paid by United Rentals, Inc.
In May 2009, United Rentals, Inc. (United Rentals) agreed to pay $166,800 in penalties; $125,100 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $20,850 to the Peralta Community College District, and $20,850 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that United Rentals failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, United Rentals agreed to the $166,800 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.