June 1, 2016 - Industry News
The California Senate has unanimously approved new legislation that would require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders in the state.
Tags: Drunk Driving, California, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, State Legislation
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.
Tags: Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, California Highway Patrol, California, FedEx
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
Penske Logistics took its fight against California’s meal and rest break requirement to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company on Tuesday petitioned the court to review a lower court’s finding that California truck drivers are entitled to paid breaks.
Tags: Penske, California, Supreme Court
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
According to a group of collaborating researchers, emissions at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have decreased dramatically due to more stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation.
Tags: CARB, California, SCR, DPF
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and DBI Beverage Inc. for environmental violations relating to their diesel fleets.
Tags: CARB, Fines, Air Pollution, California, Emissions, Food and Beverage Fleets
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Tags: Accidents, California, Federal Fleet, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, FedEx
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, California, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, DOT Inspector General
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced it settled 256 cases last year involving air quality violations by heavy-duty diesel truck and bus fleets that failed to comply with its various air quality programs with fines totaling nearly $2.2 million.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, Fines, California Air Resources Board, Thermo King
April 27, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report about the April 10 crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus in California killing 10.
Tags: Accidents, California, Investigation, NTSB, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.
Tags: Accidents, California, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.
Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers
April 13, 2014 - Industry News
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board about a fiery crash between a FedEx Freight tractor-trailer and a bus in California killing 10 won’t be issued for at least about another month.
Tags: Accidents, California, NTSB, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a “go-team” to investigate the cause of a deadly tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Thursday in California, killing at least 10 people.
Tags: Accidents, California, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
Tags: Drivers, Camera, Safety & Compliance, Front-View Camera, California
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced that it will give a break to some truckers who are working to meet a January deadline for upgrades to their aging diesel fleets.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, DPF, Safety & Compliance, Engines
Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.
Tags: California, CSA, Inspections
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
If you missed the August 31 deadline for ordering new replacement engines for model year 2006 transport refrigeration units (reefers) or new replacement TRUs, the California Air Resources Board is recommending you take immediate action to order Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters forretrofitting your engines by the end of 2013.
Tags: CARB, California, Reefers
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, California, Owner-Operators, Clean Air Retrofit
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers for transport refrigeration unit generator sets regarding compliance with the TRU regulation requirements
Tags: Drivers, CARB, Reefers, Emissions, California
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
The newest and one of the largest truck inspection facilities in California is set to open soon along eastbound Interstate 80 near Fairfield in Solano County, with greater truck capacity and longer ramps.
Tags: California, Weigh Stations
The California State Highway Patrol says all lanes along Interstate 5 have reopened in both directions at the state route 2 interchange following a truck crash and fire Saturday that shut them down.
Tags: California, I-5
June 21, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board says it has stepped up enforcement of its diesel truck regulations to ensure that only vehicles compliant with California's stringent anti-pollution laws travel across the U.S. border into the state.
Tags: CARB, California
January 30, 2013 - Industry News
Brush fires caused by sparks from its diesel particulate filters and expensive recalls have apparently caused Cleaire, Inc., a California specialty manufacturer, to suddenly shut down.
Tags: Recalls, DPF, Cleaire, ARB, CARB, California
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