Reliable Transportation, Inc. Case Settles for $1,500

This page last reviewed December 29, 2011

Reliable Transportation Inc. agreed to 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 January 2011.

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Reliable Transportation Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing diesel vehicles in its fleet and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rule by not registering its TRUs with the ARB Equipment Registration (ARBER) system and not upgrading its TRU engines to meet the TRU in-use performance standards.  To settle the case, Reliable Transportation agreed to the $1,500.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the TRU rule.