California

Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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Driver voices raised against highway bill amendment to resolve state/federal legal conflicts

Protection of independent/small-fleet business freedom or "wage theft" from company drivers? A growing conflict over a highway-bill amendment as House-Senate conference gets under way.

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Podcast: Highway bill effort to resolve federal/state legal conflict over carrier services, driver wages

New court interpretations of the FAAAA introduce contradictions between federal and state law (particularly in California) that challenge percentage- and mileage-based compensation. In this podcast, legislation currently under consideration to resolve the issue.

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Court presses OOIDA on ‘unconstitutionality’ of Calif. emissions regs during oral arguments

The court overseeing the OOIDA’s lawsuit against California and its stringent emissions regulations heard oral arguments last week in the case, and, per one report, OOIDA faced tough questions about its suit and the evidence used to support it.

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Roundup: The WSJ, again — CARB rule a ‘scam’; A night on the Pacific in Cali.

The Wall Street Journal lays into the California Air Resources Board's Truck & Bus Rule for diesel trucks -- the most significant mainstream criticism yet. And: Jim Wright's Pacific idyll of a layover.

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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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Inspection hot zone along the southern border

No area of the country shows such a contiguous grouping of high-inspection-intensity states as the four states lining the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

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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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