The California Air Resources Board recently fined Command Delivery Systems $54,000 for air quality violations at the company’s Walnut terminal. A CARB investigation showed that company personnel failed to maintain proper records of their fleet’s diesel-engine inspections, as required by California law.
“The evidence of health damage from diesel exhaust is overwhelming,” says CARB Chairman Mary Nichols. “For the health of all Californians, truck owners must assure that their engines are running optimally.”
As part of the settlement, Command Delivery Systems is required to:
Command Delivery Systems will pay $40,500 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which uses the money to reduce air pollution through a variety of programs. The Peralta Community College District will receive the remaining $6,750 to fund emissions education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, and $6,750 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.