Image source does not exist News Release: 2012-08-21 MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Truck Enforcement Month comes to Otay Mesa!

Release #:12-38

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990

Karen Caesar
626 575-6728
916 799-7151
Cassandra Hockenson
916 322-2638

MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Truck Enforcement Month comes to Otay Mesa!

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

OTAY MESA - The Air Resources Board is working with the CA Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy duty trucks traveling from Otay Mesa in San Diego County to Mexico.  The effort is part of California’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 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)

WHERE:  Drucker Lane south of Kerns St.  (Approach from Kerns St. if possible to avoid major truck traffic.)  LOOK FOR LONG ROADSIDE PULLOUT AREA.

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

NOTE: Spanish language interviews available.

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.