$75,000 in Fines Paid by Dependable Highway Express

This page finalized August 9, 2006.


Dependable Highway Express (DHE) has agreed to pay $75,000 in penalties ($56,250 to the California Air Pollution Fund, and $18,750 to the Peralta Community College District for participating CCDET colleges), for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that DHE failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, DHE agreed to the $75,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and Reflash Programs.

Case Settlements