Image source does not exist News Release: 2012-08-07 MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Truck Enforcement Month comes to Fresno!

Release #:12-37

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Cassandra Hockenson
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Truck Enforcement Month comes to Fresno!

Air Resources Board launches campaign to ensure trucks comply with California’s air pollution laws

FRESNO - The Air Resources Board is working with the CA Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy duty trucks traveling on HWY 99 in Fresno.  The effort is part of stepped-up the state’s “Gear Up For Clean Trucks” campaign, taking place at various locations throughout the state in August.

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.

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

WHO:  California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 8 from 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. 

VISUALS:  Heavy duty big rigs, ARB & CHP uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.

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.