RDO Equipment Co. Case Settles for $15,000

This page last reviewed February 23, 2010

In January 2010, RDO Equipment Co. (RDO) agreed to pay $15,000 in penalties; $11,250 to the California Air Pollution Fund and $3,750 to the Peralta Community College District for violating air quality regulations.  An investigation by the ARB showed that RDO 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, RDO agreed to the $15,000 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.