California

The Golden State: Inspection fanatic or truckers’ best friend?

California's reputation as being tough on truckers continues with its No. 2 position in the inspection intensity rankings. At once, the Golden State near highest share of clean inspections begs the question...

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Truckers arrested at Calif. border for trying to smuggle in thousands of dollars worth of recycling

For the second time since February, California officials have arrested a trucker at the state border on charges of recycling fraud, after authorities caught them trying to sneak in $15,000 of aluminum and plastic.

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SB I-15 full closure: Wee hours of June 17

As part of an ongoing $40 million weigh and inspection station project on I-15, southbound traffic will be held during a full closure scheduled for the wee hours of Wednesday, June 17.

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Produce haulers looking for another reason not to go to California…

Look no further than recent "hot market maps" showing reefer load-to-truck from DAT ... And: rates were in positive territory last week -- Roadcheck effect, anyone?

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2015’s second Pride & Polish stop kicks off Friday at Thunderhill Raceway at ChampTruck races

Overdrive’s Pride & Polish and the new Meritor ChampTruck World Series collide this weekend in Northern California, where the second stop in both 2015 circuits will be held together at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif.

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More night work upcoming on I-5 in SoCal

Construction on the I-5 Ocean View Rehab Project between the Aliso Creek Rest Area and the San Diego-Orange County line in California was set to resume the evening of Monday, March 23. This work will close down traffic lanes to one lane in each direction in sections: Monday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.-5 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 p.m.-9 a.m. NB Las Pulgas Road or Basilone Road on- and off-ramps, and the southbound Las Pulgas Road on- and off-ramps, will also be closed ...

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of CCTA lawsuit against CARB regs

According to Joe Rajkovacz, CCTA government affairs director, further action is under way: "We will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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CARB offering class this month on complying with emissions regulations

The California Air Resources Board announced will hold a half-day seminar Tuesday, Feb. 24, to help truck owners better understand and comply with the state’s stringent truck emissions regulations.

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Calif. finalizes some exemptions, compliance alternatives to emissions regulations

CARB has finalized the compliance alternatives and extension amendments it proposed earlier this year, effectively allowing the owner-operators and small fleet owners who qualify some delays in complying with the state’s emissions regulations.

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Audio mailbag: CARB’s hardship exemption, e-logs and harassment

No. 2 in the mailbag series of podcasts airing views sees voices responding to recent news around the California Air Resources Board and FMCSA's report on e-logs and harassment.

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