West Coast Refrigerated Trucking, Inc. Case Settles for $15,750

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

West Coast Refrigerated Trucking Inc. agreed to pay $15,750.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $11,812.50 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $3,937.50 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges.  This settlement was reached in May 2011.

An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that West Coast Refrigerated Trucking Inc. failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing all diesel vehicles in its fleet and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rule by not upgrading all its TRU engines to meet the TRU in-use performance standards.  To settle the case, West Coast Refrigerated Trucking Inc. agreed to the $15,750.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the TRU rule.