California

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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Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and go.

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OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

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Heads up: Deadline for compliance with CARB reefer emissions regs coming Oct. 31

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

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CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain tires.

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