California

Preparing for the long haul

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

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Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

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.

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Hole hell in California

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

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

“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 your giant brain will make any of this OK.”

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Clear and present danger in Weed, Calif.

"You should probably Google 'surviving Sasquatch attack' while you're lying in the fetal position waiting for a bear to eat your face off.”...

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Eaton supports hybrid program

Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel-efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project is a program to help speed the introduction of hybrid trucks with financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 for eligible vehicles. Some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with Eaton hybrid ...

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Mexican carriers’ EOBRs flag hours ‘violations’

FMCSA Associate Administrator Bill Quade updated the MCSAC August 27 on progress in the U.S. Mexican cross-border trucking program.

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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CRST breaks ground on $13 million driver training facility

CRST International started work in Jurupa Valley, Calif., on an 18.7-acre driver training and truck maintenance facility in the Agua Industrial Park near the I-10 and I-15 freeways. The $13 million facility will be three times the size of the current CRST facility in Fontana, Calif., and will add 30 new jobs to the area, the company says. The campus will feature 16 state-of-the-art truck and trailer maintenance bays, with capacity to ...

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