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
The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.
Tags: CARB, California, Zero-Emission Vehicles, State Funding, Rebates
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).
Tags: California, California Energy Commission, EV Charging Station, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, State Grants
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Tags: CARB, Trucks, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Buses, Vouchers, State Grants
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.
Tags: Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, California Highway Patrol, California, FedEx
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Legislation, California, Greenhouse Gas
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: California, EPA, GHG emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, Calif., as an authorized East dealer.
Tags: California, Trailers, Flatbeds, Dealers, East Manufacturing
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels
March 20, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: California, Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: California, Crime & Fraud
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Truck Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Truck Drivers, California, Ports, Teamsters, Litigation, Port Trucking
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
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
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Washington, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, California, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL
January 8, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel, Regulations, California, Renewable Fuel, CARB
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