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August 25, 2016 - Industry News

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas, Regulations

August 19, 2016 - Industry News

Emissions-Free Refrigeration Unit Project Gets $400K Grant

Screenshot via eNow

Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.

Tags: Grant Funding, GHG, Solar Power, eNow, Emissions, Solar Panel, Refrigerated Trailers, California

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Prepares to Launch Fuel-Economy Spec'ed Day Cab T680

Kenworth now offers the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab for pickup and delivery and regional haul operators.

Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.

Tags: Kenworth, California, Fuel Economy, Kenworth T680, Hybrid Trucks, Day Cabs

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

Image: California State Transportation Agency

The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.

Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, Zero-Emission Vehicles

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Port Drivers Reach $5 Million Settlement in Misclassification Suit

Photo: Justice for Port Drivers

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

XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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

Court: CARB Can't Level Playing Field for Truck Emissions Compliance

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

June 10, 2016 - Industry News

States Agree to Remove 'Friction' From I-10 Corridor

Photo: Arizona DOT

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

California Bill Requires Ignition Locks for Drunk Drivers

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

Report: Cargo Thieves 'Nuts' About Nuts

Graph: FreightWatch International

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 Testing Hybrid Drayage Truck at SoCal Ports

Mack's hybrid drayage truck is based on the Pinnacle daycab model. Photo: Mack Trucks

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

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

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

Program Grants Amnesty to California Carriers That Misclassify Drivers

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

Researchers to Develop Low-NOx NG Engines for California

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

CTA Elects Insurance Exec as San Francisco Chairman

Owen Oakley Photo via Heffernan Insurance Brokers

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

Port Drivers Awarded $6.9 Million in Back Pay

Photo via Teamsters Union

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

Cargomatic Expands Freight Matching Service to San Francisco

Image via Cargomatic

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 Rental Program Lets Customers Try CNG Trucks

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

Driving Independent Can Pay Off in California, Study Shows

California is the Golden State for earning a living by driving a truck independently vs. doing so as a company employee, new study finds. Photo: VTTI

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 Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

Image via Estes YouTube

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 Expands Renewable Diesel in California

Photo courtesy of Propel.

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

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Midway City Sanitary District.

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

Calif. Awards 2,000th Alt-Fuel Truck Voucher

(l. to r.) CARB Member Barbara Riordan and Marcie Rodriguez of Redwood Products, Inc stand in front of hybrid delivery truck that was awarded the 2,000th heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive. Photo courtesy of CARB.

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

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

Image courtesy of CALSTART.

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

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

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

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