California

Local kudos: Campo, Colo.

When a tornado warning was issued May 22 in Campo, Colo., this year, Karen and Tom Moore saw firsthand the hospitality of the town's local law enforcement officials.

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Owner-operators: How are CARB rules affecting your business?

With 1996-2004 model-year engines current under DPF retrofit or upgrade requirements and 2005-06 engines coming under the fun in January, this poll looks at owner-operators' current California strategy.

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Staring down CARB, learning from the best

Owner-operator Steve Bixler weighs in on four-wheeler education, and California-resident independents Tom and Karen Moore face a tough CARB choice.

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California regulations drive out owner-operators

Owner-operators are being driven out of business and the market value of used trucks has been hijacked by the ever-tightening emissions regulations in California, said a panel this week.

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The California challenge

Operators of pre-2007 trucks who currently operate in California have some tough choices coming with CARB's truck emissions rules -- here are some ways to think about them to help navigate.

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Annals of justification: Truck thief claims zombies were after him

Anyone else wondering what Wendy Parker thinks of this?

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

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.

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What’s your California strategy?

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.

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Barefoot with a stolen lemon

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.”

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Eating in the dark

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

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