The California Air Resources Board announced it has fined IVVE Transportation $59,050 for using high-polluting vehicles that do not comply with state standards.
“It’s especially important for companies involved in moving freight to use the cleanest engines they can afford since they spend so much time on our roads and highways,” says Jim Ryden, CARB’s chief of enforcement. “We commend businesses that acknowledge their mistakes and then move in the right direction, such as IVVE Transportation. We have to make clean air a priority, and that can only happen when businesses do whatever it takes to follow clean air regulations.”
The Ontario, Calif.-based motor carrier was cited for dispatching vehicles that were not compliant with the emissions standards set forth in CARB’s Drayage (Port) Truck Regulation. Under the settlement, $44,287.50 will go to the California Air Pollution Control fund to support air quality research, and $14,762.50 to the Peralta Community College district to help fund diesel education classes around the state. The company has also agreed to cease operating noncompliant vehicles.