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April 11, 2014 - Industry News

NTSB Investigating FedEx Freight-Bus Crash That Killed 10

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

Settlement Reached Between California Port Truckers and Fleet

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 AG Gives Thumbs Up on Driver Video Cameras

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

Nearly $2 Million in Pension Benefits Returned to 515 Truckers

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

California Issues Reminder over Compliance with Reefer Rules

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

Port Trucking Companies Say They’re Exempt From California Laws

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

OOIDA Files Lawsuit Over California Truck Regulations

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

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

Photo by Thi Dao.

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

Port of Long Beach Repeals Cargo Fee

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

CARB Gives Break to Fleets Making 'Good Faith' Efforts to Meet Regulations

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

California Considers Easing Some Emissions Rules

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

November 8, 2013 - Industry News

California to Revamp Terminal Inspection Program

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 Completes 90 Miles of I-80 Improvements from Auburn to Nevada

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

October 3, 2013 - Industry News

Clean Energy Launches Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Clean Energy's Port of Long Beach facility is one location where fleets will be able to fill up with Redeem renewable natural gas.

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 Governor Signs Clean Transportation Funding Bill

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

California Adds Funding for Cleaner-Burning Trucks

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

California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Upheld

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

CARB Encouraging DPF Orders for Reefers by End of the Year

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

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Caltrans to Close I-80/Bay Bridge for Labor Day Weekend

The California Department of Transportation is urging travelers who will be making a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area during Labor Day weekend to plan ahead and choose an alternate route now, because the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, along Interstate 80, will be closed.

Tags: San Francisco, California, I-80, Interstate 80

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Will Hold Carriers Responsible for Dispatching Non-Compliant Owner Operators

Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: CARB, California, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Clean Air Retrofit

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Publishes Q&A for TRU Generator Sets

The California Air Resources Board has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers for transport refrigeration unit generator sets regarding compliance with the TRU regulation requirements

Tags: Drivers, CARB, Reefers, Emissions, California

July 18, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Fines Chevron $422,500 for Selling Non-Compliant Gasoline and Diesel in California

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has paid $422,500 in penalties for supplying gasoline and diesel fuel in violation of California regulations designed to protect air quality. Chevron agreed to pay the penalties as part of three separate settlements it reached with the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Chevron, California, Fuel and Oil

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues Electric & Hybrid Reefer Regulatory Guidance

California’s Air Resources Board has released a four-page document explaining the requirements for using electric standby and hybrid electric systems as an option for complying with the state’s transportation refrigeration unit, or reefer, regulations.

Tags: CARB, California, Reefers, Transportation Refrigeration Unit, Trailers

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

California Opening New Truck Inspection Facility on I-80

Artist's rendering of the facility plans.

The newest and one of the largest truck inspection facilities in California is set to open soon along eastbound Interstate 80 near Fairfield in Solano County, with greater truck capacity and longer ramps.

Tags: California, Weigh Stations

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-5 Reopens in Los Angeles

The California State Highway Patrol says all lanes along Interstate 5 have reopened in both directions at the state route 2 interchange following a truck crash and fire Saturday that shut them down.

Tags: California, I-5

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