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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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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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Frustrated with California regs? So are these guys

A few small trucking company owners took the opportunity last week to give California's Air Resources Board "an earful."

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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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California group continues court battle over emissions regs

The California Construction Trucking Association has appealed a December 2012 ruling that CCTA says was a non-decision in its nearly two-year-long case with CARB's truck regulations.

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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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California issues reefer compliance guide

California's Air Resources Board has created a new webpage to offer drivers and fleets guidance on determining the compliance of refrigerated units.

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New exhaust regulations start Jan. 1

For those making runs in California, be ready — state officials are set to begin Jan. 1 strict enforcement of new regulations for truck exhaust and will be dinging violators about $1,000 per violation.

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CARB ‘sends message’ with enforcement blitz

California's Air Resources Board throughout the month of August held a statewide inspection blitz in which it checked more than 4,000 trucks for compliance.

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