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June 13, 2013

CARB Report Claims Success With Diesel Emissions Regulations

Reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s, mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs, have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, according to a new study from the California Air Resources Board.

June 7, 2013

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or DME, which it thinks is the real fuel of the future. Volvo, with the help of a small chemical company, financial investors and officials in the state of California, intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015.

May 30, 2013

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.

May 29, 2013

U.S. House Panel to Hold California Hearing Thursday on Freight Movements

A Congressional panel will hold a hearing in Southern California on Thursday to examine how the region’s unique transportation challenges impact the movement of freight throughout the entire nation.

May 29, 2013

Santa Clara County to Construct CNG Fueling Station & Convert Fleet

Santa Clara County in California will construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the fleet management facility in San Jose and has plans to convert 25% of its vehicles to CNG within 10 years.

May 10, 2013

Millions Available for Hybrid/Electric Vehicles Through California’s HVIP Program

Greening a fleet can be a daunting prospect, but as fuel prices continue to rise, the opportunity to save money has increased. Significant and easily accessible funding is now available in California through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)

May 7, 2013

ESW CleanTech Buys Cleaire

Diesel emissions control company ESW CleanTech has acquired the assets and product line of Cleaire Advanced Emissions Controls LLC, which ceased operations earlier this year.

April 16, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.

March 7, 2013

California Diesel and Gasoline Taxes To Move Higher

The state known for typically having some of the highest fuel prices and fuel taxes in the nation will see them move higher later this year.

March 4, 2013

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.

February 5, 2013

Old Dominion Opens New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its Santa Maria Service Center in California to accommodate increased freight along U.S. Route 101.

January 30, 2013

DPF Maker Cleaire Shuts Down Following Fires and Recalls

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.

January 13, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge of LA Ports' Clean Trucks Program

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the American Trucking Associations' suit against the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Trucks Program, with a ruling expected by July

January 8, 2013

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

December 12, 2012

CARB Verifies Cleaire LongMileS Diesel Particulate Filter

Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls announced today that the California Air Resources Board has verified the LongMile-S diesel particulate filter as Level 3+ for on-road applications

December 6, 2012

FMCSA Cracks Down on Household Goods Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year

December 5, 2012

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Reopen After Strike

Striking clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are back at work this morning, after they agreed to a new contract with terminal operators last night. The eight-day strike crippled the nation's busiest ports

November 5, 2012

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Acquires Central Cal Transportation

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Central Cal Transportatio

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