California

Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

| March 25, 2013

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

What’s your California strategy?

| March 07, 2013

More and more, owner-operators are choosing to hold on to high-performing older equipment and run routes that keep them far away from the Golden State rather than upgrade to meet CARB emissions requirements.

Barefoot with a stolen lemon

| February 25, 2013

George to Wendy: "“If you think I'm going to give you a knife to cut up a stolen lemon while I'm driving, you're crazier than I thought you were.”

Eating in the dark

| February 17, 2013

Be careful what you put in your mouth on a night haul on a strange route.

Preparing for the long haul

| January 30, 2013

Between Redlands, Calif., and McCarran, Nev., Wendy's looking for "the usual things -- Sasquatch, alien ships, clean showers, good places to eat." Suggestions?

Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

| January 19, 2013

California-based owner-operator Jez realized he'd need to upgrade his emissions system in the near term -- he delayed the need by, well, buying old.

Hole hell in California

| January 09, 2013

Wendy visits a middle-of-nowhere, Calif., rest area outhouse/reptile feeding facility.

Fear and loathing at the Salton Sea: Mummies don’t talk

| November 18, 2012

“You’re conversing with someone who’s afraid of wombat infestation in California while scooping dinosaur cat poop into a bag as a present for your dad. I don’t think any useless fact you have stored in ...

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