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Pennsylvania, California Tighten COVID-19 Restrictions

Pennsylvania, California Tighten COVID-19 Restrictions

Pennsylvania and California issued stricter orders to residents and businesses to try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. What does that mean for trucking and other commercial transportation?

March 20, 2020

California Trucking Gets Temporary Reprieve from Law Restricting Independent Contractors
Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.

November 13, 2019

California Approves $533M for Clean Transportation

California Approves $533M for Clean Transportation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a $533 million plan to improve access to clean transportation in the state, with a portion of the funding directed at an enhanced fleet modernization program.

October 29, 2019

Frito-Lay to Replace its Diesel Fleet with Zero-Emission Vehicles in Modesto, Calif.
New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

Even as the Trump Administration attempts to roll back California’s right to implement stricter-than-federal vehicle emission rules, the Golden State has acted to further choke off diesel emissions from trucks.

September 24, 2019

California Governor Signs Law That Threatens Independent Contractor Status
Colorado Adopts Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

Colorado Adopts Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission voted 8-to-1 for ZEV standards, joining 10 other states such as California and New York and supported by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers.

August 16, 2019

Calif. Moves Toward Self-Driving Delivery Van Testing
Lawsuit Challenging California Independent Contractor Rule Dismissed
Supreme Court Turndown Not the End of California Independent Contractor Battle
California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California Files Suit to Keep Rest Break Rules for Truck Drivers

California has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking it to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent decree that the state can’t enforce its rest break and meal rules against truck drivers.

February 8, 2019

California Bill Calls for HD Truck Emissions Testing

California Bill Calls for HD Truck Emissions Testing

Unlike passenger vehicles, which require biennial smog checks in California, heavy-duty diesel trucks are not currently required to undergo regular emissions testing. That might change with the introduction of a bill in the state Senate.

February 6, 2019

Hauling Cannabis and Cash: New Fleets Serve Exploding Industry

Hauling Cannabis and Cash: New Fleets Serve Exploding Industry

With recent cannabis legalization, new commercial fleets are springing up to transport pounds of marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. Navigating wildfire growth, ever-changing regulations, and federal illegality, it’s a fast learning curve for these new cannabis entrepreneurs — the legal ones, anyway.

January 22, 2019

California Truckers Sue to Prevent Application of Dynamex Driver Wage Decision