July 15, 2016 - Industry News
A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.
Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.
Tags: CARB, California, XL Hybrids, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Conversion
June 10, 2016 - Industry News
A California judge has ruled that the California Air Resources Board erred in delaying the enforcement of stricter diesel emission rules for certain heavy-duty truck operators.
Tags: CARB, California, Diesel Emissions
Transportation leaders from California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have created a coalition supporting innovation along the Interstate 10 corridor to improve the safety and efficiency of the vital transportation route.
Tags: Infrastructure, California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, I-10
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
May 24, 2016 - Industry News
The upcoming harvest season for nuts is expected to get increased attention from cargo thieves in 2016, following big jumps in stealing the previous two years.
Tags: California, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
May 20, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Ports, Hybrid Trucks, Drayage, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California, Emissions
As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, NOx, Diesel Emissions
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors, Drivers, California
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
UK-based Ricardo Inc. says it will partner with the Gas Technology Institute to design the engines to emit fewer NOx emissions while powering medium-duty commercial vehicles.
Tags: California, NOx, diesel engine exhaust
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Trucking Association has elected Owen Oakley as the chairman for the San Francisco Trucking Association.
Tags: Leadership, California Trucking Association, People, Associations, California
December 23, 2015 - Industry News
The California Labor Commissioner’s office has awarded 38 truck drivers $6.9 million in back pay after ruling that the drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.
Tags: California, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
December 16, 2015 - Product News
After several months of beta testing Cargomatic has officially launched service in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
Tags: Freight, Shippers, Load Board, Mobile Apps, Cargomatic, California
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.
Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles
October 15, 2015 - Industry News
California owner-operators can earn substantially more than company drivers in the Golden State, per a new study released by the California Trucking Association.
Tags: Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, California
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
October 5, 2015 - Press Release
Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.
Tags: California, Propel Fuels, Renewable Diesel, Fueling Stations
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.
Tags: California, Refuse Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
September 1, 2015 - Industry News
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.
Tags: Trucks, California, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, NHTSA
August 27, 2015 - Press Release
TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.
Tags: California, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).
Tags: California, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
August 11, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.
Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association in a move to better represent its more diverse membership.
Tags: Associations, California Construction Trucking Association, California, Western States Trucking Association
July 1, 2015 - Industry News
A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5
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