CARB fines Hoskins Brothers $6,000 for diesel emissions violations

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The California Air Resources Board has fined an Oxnard-based trucking firm $6,000 for diesel truck emissions violations that occurred in 2006. CARB says a fleet audit found that Hoskins Brothers Trucking had not been annually inspecting its heavy-duty diesel vehicles as required by California law.

As part of the settlement, Hoskins must comply with the following:

  • Guarantee employees that are responsible for conducting the inspections attend a mandatory California community college training class on diesel emissions and provide certificates of completion within one year;
  • Instruct employees and drivers on CARB’s truck idling regulations;
  • Ensure that trucks have the most recent Low-NOx software installed;
  • Provide documentation to CARB that the inspections are being carried out for the next four years; and
  • Ensure that all diesel trucks are up to federal emissions standards for the vehicle model year and are labeled properly with the manufacturer’s factory engine certification label.
  • The company will pay $6,000 in penalties: $4,500 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California’s air quality; $750 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emissions education classes conducted by participating California community colleges under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology; and the remaining $750 will go to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.