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December 14, 2017

SoCal Fires Having Minimal Impact on Freight

Despite current fires in Southern California surpassing the size of October’s Sonoma County blaze, the impact on the freight market has been limited, according to a report by FTR.

December 13, 2017

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.

December 11, 2017

California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy

The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.

December 8, 2017

California Fires: Impact on Freight Movement Remains Uncertain

Despite several wildfires breaking out across Southern California in recent days, the impact on trucking spot rates is not expected to exceed levels seen during the October wildfires in Northern California.

November 14, 2017

Siemens eHighway Trials in California [Photos]

Siemens has begun testing a zero-emissions highway concept in California that allows trucks to use diesel engines part of the time and run on electric power supplied by overhead power lines to save fuel and reduce emissions.

November 13, 2017

Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

October 6, 2017

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

September 21, 2017

California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

September 1, 2017

Costco Drops California Fleet Accused of Abusive Labor Practices

In the wake of a report in June by USA Today showcasing extreme examples of alleged labor abuse,Costco said it will no longer do business with Pacific 9 Transport, a fleet based in Southern California.

August 29, 2017

California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

August 15, 2017

ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking

State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

August 10, 2017

Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States

According to published reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached out to California and Nevada DMV officials to set up tests of his all-electric Class 8 truck in platooning operations on public highways.

July 19, 2017

Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.

July 18, 2017

California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

June 19, 2017

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

May 15, 2017

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

April 18, 2017

XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

April 7, 2017

California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax

A bill to raise fuel taxes that could bring in $5.2 billion a year has advanced through the California legislature and needs only to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown before going into effect.

March 30, 2017

Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

March 8, 2017

Port of LA Hosts Live Platooning Demonstration

Private and public transportation partners conducted a partially automated truck platooning demonstration in California Wednesday at the Los Angeles Port complex and along the Interstate 110 freeway.

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