EPA Enforces Calif. Emissions Regs, Carrier Hit With $400k in Fines Over DPF Violations

Posted by Rypos on Oct 21, 2018 11:22:00 AM

A Virginia trucking company will pay $100,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency and an additional $290,000 to California in the first federal enforcement of the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

The EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for lacking diesel particulate filters on 73 trucks operating in California. That represents 15 percent of the fleet Estes operates there, but the national carrier now only uses new trucks in the state.

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Tags: Diesel Particulate Filter, Transportation, Regulation