Safety & Compliance

CARB 2013 Heavy-Duty Diesel Fines Totaled Nearly $2.2 Million

May 12, 2014

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The California Air Resources Board announced it settled 256 cases last year involving air quality violations by heavy-duty diesel truck and bus fleets that failed to comply with its various air quality programs with fines totaling nearly $2.2 million.

Violations included failure to comply with the statewide truck and bus program, verification/certification procedures for diesel particulate filters, properly self-inspect diesel fleets to assure trucks met state smoke emission standards, dispatching noncompliant trucks on California highways along with other infractions.

The companies paying the highest amounts were:

  • Thermo King Corporation - $213,200
  • California Gas Transport - $136,125
  • GC Harvesting - $120,000
  • KS Industries - $230,250
  • Roly’s Trucking - $58,000
  • White Arrow- $50,700
  • THX Transport - $50,000

There were 40 other companies involved in other settlements.

The remaining 209 cases that were individually settled below $10,000 had a total of $449,838 in penalties.

The amount collected will be distributed to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and to a community colleges foundation. The fund will receive more than $1.7 million for research projects to improve California’s air quality, with the remaining money going to the college district to fund diesel emission education classes and diesel technology certificate and degree programs, conducted by participating California community colleges around the state, and nearly $58,000 to fund school bus diesel particulate filter installations.


  1. 1. Steve [ May 13, 2014 @ 05:09AM ]

    Does anybody really know what the heck is going on. Carb keeps changing their minds faster than most people change under shorts. Can't believe that people are spending all this money just to operate in this 1 state. Just boycott the state and everyone's life in Trucking will be better.


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