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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

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Two Natural Gas Fueling Stations in California

A Ryder technician fuels a CNG vehicle at Ryder's new natural gas fuel station in Fontana, Calif.

Ryder System has opened the first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers, located in Orange and Fontana, Calif.

Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, California, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

TransPower Gets Go-Ahead for Electric Drayage Truck Demo

TransPower has received the final piece of funding it needs to go ahead with a demonstration of advanced electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Navistar, Port of Los Angeles, California, EVs, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Total Transportation Services Inc.

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

California Seeks to Break Freight Bottleneck

Credit: U.S. DOT

The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Freight, I-15, I-215, Highways, California

June 21, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Steps Up Border Area Enforcement

The California Air Resources Board says it has stepped up enforcement of its diesel truck regulations to ensure that only vehicles compliant with California's stringent anti-pollution laws travel across the U.S. border into the state.

Tags: CARB, California

June 21, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues Reefer Compliance Reminder

The California Air Resources Board has issued an advisory recommending transport refrigeration unit (reefer) owners take action to plan and order compliance options to ensure TRU model year 2006 engines, or units manufactured in 2006, comply with in-use performance standards by the end of this year.

Tags: CARB, California, Reefers, Trailers

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Report Claims Success With Diesel Emissions Regulations

Reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s, mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs, have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, according to a new study from the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.

Tags: Litigation, Fleets, California, Drivers, Safety, Brakes, Tires

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. House Panel to Hold California Hearing Thursday on Freight Movements

A Congressional panel will hold a hearing in Southern California on Thursday to examine how the region’s unique transportation challenges impact the movement of freight throughout the entire nation.

Tags: Freight, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, California

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Santa Clara County to Construct CNG Fueling Station & Convert Fleet

Santa Clara County in California will construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the fleet management facility in San Jose and has plans to convert 25% of its vehicles to CNG within 10 years.

Tags: Santa Clara County, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, California

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

ESW CleanTech Buys Cleaire

The Cleaire LongMile filter was blamed for forest fires.

Diesel emissions control company ESW CleanTech has acquired the assets and product line of Cleaire Advanced Emissions Controls LLC, which ceased operations earlier this year.

Tags: Emissions, California, Cleaire

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.

Tags: ATA, Clean Truck Program, California, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

California Diesel and Gasoline Taxes To Move Higher

The state known for typically having some of the highest fuel prices and fuel taxes in the nation will see them move higher later this year.

Tags: Taxes, California, Fuel and Oil

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.

Tags: Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its Santa Maria Service Center in California to accommodate increased freight along U.S. Route 101.

Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion, Fleets, California

January 30, 2013 - Industry News

DPF Maker Cleaire Shuts Down Following Fires and Recalls

Sparks from several Cleaire retrofit DPFs started several forest fires in Washington State. One fire claimed 29 homes.

Brush fires caused by sparks from its diesel particulate filters and expensive recalls have apparently caused Cleaire, Inc., a California specialty manufacturer, to suddenly shut down.

Tags: Recalls, DPF, Cleaire, ARB, Monastery Fire, NewWorld Capital Group, CARB, California

January 13, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge of LA Ports' Clean Trucks Program

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the American Trucking Associations' suit against the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Trucks Program, with a ruling expected by July

Tags: Intermodal, California, Ports, Supreme Court

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, Ports

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Household Goods Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year

Tags: FMCSA, California

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