Image source does not exist News Release: 2012-08-27 MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Truck Enforcement Month comes to the Port of Oakland

Release #:12-41

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990

Cassandra Hockensen
(916) 322-2990

MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Truck Enforcement Month comes to the Port of Oakland

Air Resources Board enforcement campaign working to ensure trucks comply with California’s air pollution laws

OAKLAND - The Air Resources Board is working with the CA Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy duty trucks traveling in and around the Port of Oakland.  The effort is part of California’s “Gear Up For Clean Trucks” campaign, taking place at various locations throughout the state in August.

State measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.

WHAT:  Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws

WHO:  California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)

WHERE:  Maritime Street between Andrew Way (11th St.) and Larson Street (10th St.), Oakland, CA.  Look for CHP and Truck Inspections signage.

VISUALS:  Heavy duty big rigs, ARB & CHP uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.