California

‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update

Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.

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Operators have until Aug. 31 to order compliant Calif. reefer unit, state says

Purchase orders made before the end of the month for new replacement TRUs and TRU generator sets will help avoid penalties that could result from manufacturer or installer delays. Verified diesel particulate filter retrofits should be ordered by Oct. 31 to meet the Dec. 31 compliance deadline

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I-10, I-12 in Louisiana reopen after flooding, parts of I-15 in CA closed for wildfire

I-10 and I-12 in Louisiana have reopened following historic flooding around the Baton Rouge area, and portions of I-15 near San Bernardino, Calif., remain closed due to a wildfire.

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Court strikes down Calif.’s emissions regulations compliance options for owner-operators

A California Superior Court ruled last week to strike down several 2014-made amendments to the state’s strict emissions rules. The amendments meant to give compliance flexibility to owner-operators and other small fleet owners who may have trouble affording equipment upgrades or add-ons to bring their trucks into compliance.

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Reefer, van ‘warming market’ maps for the week

Spring freight volumes are exactly hot in van and reefer, but warming. Usually this time of year, notes DAT's Ken Harper, rates will follow. Some local markets where owner-operators can bring confidence to negotiations detailed here.

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ABF Freight to charge customers compliance surcharge for loads in and out of California

This month, the Arkansas-based ABF Freight began the California Compliance Surcharge to offset the state’s higher operating costs and stricter regulations.

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Calif. VMT tax pilot project follows Ore.’s weight-mile lead

Trucking telematics provider EROAD tapped to track heavy-duty participants in California's vehicle-miles-traveled tax pilot project, running nine months beginning in July.

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California steamin’ — just say no to being nuts

Wendy on one driver's trailer-retrofit / delivery nightmare: "I'm no fan of California's prohibitively restrictive laws, but I'm also not a fan of insanity. Just say no to being nuts. Please."

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Ted Cosa’s California close call

When a four-wheeler spun out up ahead on a California highway, Ted Cosa's ABS performed flawlessly at 75K lbs. in what you'll see in his dashcam vid here was a very, very close call.

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Trucker allegedly beaten by Calif. patrol officers settles case, sum undisclosed

An alleged roadside beating of a truck driver, who was stopped by two California patrol officers just after being inspected at a weigh station, led to broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, contusions and more. The amount awarded him by the state in the case was not disclosed.

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