California

Everybody’s favorite truck-enforcement outfit hauls in drunk park ranger

Herein, a California State Parks ranger is called in drunk on the job, and the CHP comes to the rescue... With California's high percentage of clean inspections, could the CHP be your friend?

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DEF or dumb?

"I am so sick and tired of literally stumbling over the trash from diesel exhaust fluid. When it's not sold in bulk at the pump, the amount of waste involved is incredible."

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DPF ash cleaning retread

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

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California files motion to dismiss part of OOIDA’s lawsuit against emissions regs

CARB has filed a motion o dismiss one of three counts the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has brought against it in a lawsuit challenging its emissions regulations.

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Friday marks deadline to file for extension to comply with Calif. emissions regs

Truck owners have until Friday, Jan. 31, to report to California "good faith" efforts to comply with the state's emissions regs that require older trucks to be retrofitted with particulate matter filters to operate in compliance.

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Idle highway chit-chat and Elvis in Raburn, Ga.

"We're back to idle chit-chat in the truck. Idle chit-chat is an art, developed by the elders of the tribes and passed down as a method to pass time until the great ship comes to take us away."

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Under the gun on the road

Wendy and George contemplate interior truck modifications: "We at least need dart guns for potential Sasquatch sightings, right?"

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CARB diesel regs’ human toll: Family uprooted, split by move’s necessity

Checking in Martin and Alice Jez -- formerly of Galt, Calif. The pair have moved to Michigan anticipating CARB's regs relative to their 2000 Freightliner, splitting them from a six-year-old son.

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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

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CARB sued by OOIDA over retrofit filter requirement in emissions regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sued the California Air Resources Board over the agency's requirement that 2006 year-model and older trucks be retrofitted with a particulate matter filter to run in the state.

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