- What you need to know about CARB Compliant Reefers
California Regulations Requirements and Compliance California continues to lead the way when it comes to higher emissions regulations. On December 12, 2008 the California Air Resource Board approved the CARB Compliance, with a goal of reducing particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen emissions from diesel vehicles.
- Saving Money by Choosing Where to Fill Up With Diesel
In a time when there is so much unemployment in the United States, the one section that not only is going full blast and actually looking for employees is the trucking industry.
- New Trailer Skirt Improves Appearance of Big Rigs
One of the newest strategies to comply with new legislative mandates requiring better fuel mileage on big rigs is to add trailer skirts. One example is the new Air Slipper Side Skirts that are not only aerodynamically designed, but sleek and very affordable as well.
- A Gift To Sleepy Truck Drivers From Aviisha For Sleep Better Month
Van Nuys, California (May 2, 2012) – Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, an industry leader in portable home diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, will be taking $100 off the cost of its home sleep test for commercial drivers throughout May in honor of Better Sleep Month.
- LNG Trucks: What is the likely future of LNG and trucks?
Liquefied Natural Gas as an alternative fuel is all over the news right now, and several major trucking companies are testing trucks and considering the switch to LNG. Truck drivers and Trucking company owners seem to be divided on the issue.
- Stop The Occupy Port Blockade - You're Hurting The Wrong Group!
"The Occupy Movement's planned blockade of West Coast ports misses the mark and threatens to hurt the very '99 Percent' that they claim to represent," said Michael Shaw, Vice President of External Affairs for the California Trucking Association. "The hard-working men and women who haul containers in and out of our ports stand to lose a day's earnings due to misguided attempt to hit Wall Street between the eyes.
- The Growing Problem of Cargo Theft
In the good old days truck drivers might have to worry about weigh stations, speed traps, other drivers not paying attention. Now, truck drivers have to worry about thieves stealing their cargo.
- California Attorney General and the Clean Truck Program
Today, we're taking a look at Kamala Harris' court filings in support of the California Clean Truck Program: What happens in California tends to happen about ten years before the rest of the country is ready for it, but nevertheless the state of a good forecaster for developments which will get picked up nationally. California has long been known as the state with the harshest emission standards on drivers, both truckers and regular motorists.
- State Trucking Associations
State Trucking Associations serve a vital role in protecting the interests of the trucking industry, drivers, and employers alike. Similarly minded people come together to represent their interests from a knowledgeable stand point to the various environmental and governmental regulatory committees that enact and pass legislation.
- Federal Court Jails Father and Sons for Trucking Fraud Identity Theft Scam
Today we focus on the case of a father and his sons jailed by a federal court for a major trucking scam: A man and his two sons were committed to federal penitentiary for a major trucking scam involving identity theft, double broking and criminal failure to pay legitimate trucking carriers for work performed. This case also underlines the dangers of identity theft for truck drivers and carriers.
- UCLA Anderson Forecast says Economic Recovery on Track
Ed Leamer, the director of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson Forecast, reported that trucking business activity showed a decline in January 2011 using a 12-year tracking model. The good news is that economic recovery continues to gain momentum, though the January decline does need explanation.