A & Z Trucking Incorporated Case Settlement
A & Z Trucking Incorporated Case Settles for $6,000
An investigation by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) showed that A & Z Trucking Incorporated (AZT) was in violation of the Truck and Bus Regulation as codified in California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2025 (13 CCR § 2025). The violations were first discovered through a “SMART Audits” data analysis. AZT failed to meet the Engine Model Year Compliance Schedule set forth in the Truck and Bus Regulation for two of their heavy-duty vehicles.
The total penalty assessed in this case for Truck and Bus violations was $6,000 or $3,000 dollars per vehicle. The investigation identified emissions violations; however, the penalty was discounted based on the fact that it was a first time violation and AZT made diligent efforts to comply and to cooperate with the investigation.
AZT agreed to the conditions of the settlement including the total penalty payment going to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality, and submission of proof of compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation within 90 days of the execution of Settlement Agreement. AZT is working on bringing all vehicles in to compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation within the time frame specified in the Settlement Agreement.