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May 5, 2015

California Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

April 27, 2015

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.

April 22, 2015

Great Western to Sell East Flatbeds

East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, Calif., as an authorized East dealer.

April 21, 2015

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

April 2, 2015

CARB-Type Regs Could Spread to Other Jurisdictions

California fleets that have had to fork over funds to buy new cleaner-burning trucks or retrofit with diesel particulate filters may well have a leg up over the rest of the country under the Environmental Protection Agency's upcoming rules, according to one blog.

March 20, 2015

Waste Management Opens Public CNG Station in Calif.

Waste Management has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Southern California to refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and consumers.

February 27, 2015

California Approves DME for Use as Vehicle Fuel

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.

February 25, 2015

Woman Receives 63 Months in Prison for Stealing from Trucking Company

A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.

February 23, 2015

Hello CARB, Are You Listening?

John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.

February 9, 2015

About 100 California Port Truckers Approve New Labor Contract

After only three days of bargaining, about 100 port truck drivers employed by the trucking company Shippers Transport Express, who were reclassified as employees the first of the year and later voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union, approved a collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.

January 30, 2015

Court Awards Seven Truckers $2 Million Over Wrongful Classification Claims

Seven U.S. port truck drivers last week won what a Teamsters Union-backed group called a “historic precedent-setting victory” against one trucking company, when they were awarded more than $2 million in a court challenge over claims of wage theft in the form of unlawful payroll deductions and expenses.

January 22, 2015

Labor Unrest Causes West Coast Ports to See Mixed Volumes

Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels

January 12, 2015

Shippers Transport Drivers Join Teamsters at SoCal Ports

Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.

January 9, 2015

Teamsters Lose Another Organizing Vote at Con-way Freight

Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.

January 8, 2015

What Will California Governor's Energy Goals Mean for Trucking?

In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.

January 6, 2015

Penske Takes California Break Requirement to Supreme Court

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.

January 6, 2015

Federal Mediator Steps In to Aid West Coast Port Talks

A federal mediator is stepping in to try and resolve months of stalled talks between West Coast longshoremen and port terminal operators and shipping companies.

December 15, 2014

Researchers: CARB Regulations Accelerating Emissions Reductions

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.

December 10, 2014

California TA First With Black Bear Diner Restaurant

TravelCenters of America opened a Black Bear Diner restaurant at the TA Wheeler Ridge in Arvin, Calif. The sit down, full service restaurant is the first of its kind in the TA and Petro network.

November 20, 2014

Talbert Unveils New Traveling Axle Trailer

Talbert released the 4050TA trailer as part of its Traveling Axle Series for haulers who need a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.


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