Fotovat Motor Freight, Inc. Case Settles for $1,500

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

Fotovat Motor Freight, Inc. will pay $1,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $1,125.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $375.00 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in June 2011.

An investigation triggered by whistle blower information showed that Fotovat Motor Freight, Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing a diesel vehicle in its fleet and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rule by not upgrading its TRU engine to meet the TRU in-use performance standards. To settle the case, Fotovat Motor Freight, Inc. agreed to the $1,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the TRU rule.