Image source does not exist News Release: 2013-02-25 MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board returns to Fresno for big rig inspections

Release #:13-08
Date:02/25/2013

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Karen Caesar






Cassandra Hockenson


MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board returns to Fresno for big rig inspections


ARB strike force to check large trucks for compliance with state air pollution laws


FRESNO - The Air Resources Board will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling on Highway 99 in Fresno.  The effort is part of ARB’s stepped-up enforcement campaign to ensure that clean air requirements are understood, and that big rig drivers are in compliance with the laws designed to improve air quality in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENT

WHAT:  Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws

WHO:  California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 26 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)

WHERE:  Westbound E. North Ave., between S. Cedar Avenue and Highway 99, just west of S. Cedar Ave.  (Look for CHP and truck inspection signage, and long roadside pullout area.)

VISUALS:  Huge heavy-duty big rigs, inspections in progress, etc.

Note:  Spanish-speaking ARB representatives will be available for interviews.

State measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.