May 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, California, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, DOT Inspector General
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced it settled 256 cases last year involving air quality violations by heavy-duty diesel truck and bus fleets that failed to comply with its various air quality programs with fines totaling nearly $2.2 million.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, Fines, California Air Resources Board, Thermo King
April 27, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report about the April 10 crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus in California killing 10.
Tags: Accidents, California, Investigation, NTSB, Fleets, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 26, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board on Friday adopted amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation, giving new compliance options to fleets with three or fewer trucks and owner operators.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, California Air Resources Board
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.
Tags: Accidents, California, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.
Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers
April 13, 2014 - Industry News
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board about a fiery crash between a FedEx Freight tractor-trailer and a bus in California killing 10 won’t be issued for at least about another month.
Tags: Accidents, California, NTSB, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a “go-team” to investigate the cause of a deadly tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Thursday in California, killing at least 10 people.
Tags: Accidents, California, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
Tags: Drivers, Camera, Safety & Compliance, Front-View Camera, California
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division resulted in the restoration of $1,979,779 in 401(k) pension benefits to 515 drivers working on U.S. Postal Service contracts for California-based Lange Trucking.
Tags: Drivers, California, Department of Labor, Fleets
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is reminding brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways to re-establish due diligence in their hiring practices with the start of 2014.
Tags: Drivers, CARB, California, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Reefers, Shippers, Brokers
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking companies accused by California of intentionally misclassifying truck drivers a independent contractors, rather than employee drivers, say there is nothing the state can do about it.
Tags: California, Fleets, Port Trucking, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, against the California Air Resources Board on Friday, in connection with the Truck and Bus Regulation.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Trucks, California, OOIDA
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week unanimously repealed a cargo fee that has been on the Southern California seaport’s books since 2008 but implementation was delayed repeatedly and the fee was never collected.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Port Trucking
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced that it will give a break to some truckers who are working to meet a January deadline for upgrades to their aging diesel fleets.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, DPF, Safety & Compliance, Engines
Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.
Tags: California, CSA, inspections, Fleets
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Caltrans has finished rebuilding 90 miles of I-80 between Auburn and the Nevada state line, infrastructure improvements that included rebuilding seven bridges, improving lighting and drainage and adding new traffic monitoring systems.
Tags: Caltrans, California, Road Construction, I-80
Fleets that want to use an even "greener" alternative fuel than natural gas can now purchase renewable natural gas fuel, made from methane that comes from landfills, large farms and other waste streams, from Clean Energy.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, California, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
September 27, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced millions more in funding for state programs to help truckers comply with the state's emissions regulations through its Truck Loan Assistance Program and its Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
A three-judge federal panel on Wednesday upheld California’s controversial and first-in-the-nation law requiring fuel-makers to reduce carbon, that detractors say will lead to higher prices for diesel and gasoline.
Tags: CARB, ATA, California, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
If you missed the August 31 deadline for ordering new replacement engines for model year 2006 transport refrigeration units (reefers) or new replacement TRUs, the California Air Resources Board is recommending you take immediate action to order Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters forretrofitting your engines by the end of 2013.
Tags: CARB, California, Reefers
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