Image source does not exist News Release: 2013-09-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board cracks down on polluting trucks in Border area

Release #:13-54

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990

Karen Caesar
(916) 799-7151 (cell)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board cracks down on polluting trucks in Border area

OTAY MESA - The Air Resources Board is working with the California Highway Patrol to conduct  inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around the Otay Mesa area near the Mexican  Border.  The effort is a continuation of ARB’s enforcement actions throughout the state. 

More recent ARB strike forces have been conducted in Fresno, Salinas and Los Angeles.

NOTE:  Please do not publicly disclose location prior to event!

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

WHO:  California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)

WHERE:  Drucker Lane south of Kerns St. (Approach from Kerns St. if possible to avoid major truck traffic.)  LOOK FOR LONG ROADSIDE PULLOUT AREA. 

PARKING:  Please park along Kerns street or in nearby parking lots if space is available. 

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

NOTE:  Spanish-speaking representatives will be available for interviews.

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.

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.