Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.
More and more, owner-operators are choosing to hold on to high-performing older equipment and run routes that keep them far away from the Golden State rather than upgrade to meet CARB emissions requirements.
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