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.
CARB's fleet trailer regs, EOBRs, speed limiters, GHG/mpg standards -- all are hitting at more or less the same time; it's going to be a tough economic road near future.
The regulatory bottleneck heading toward the trucking industry in 2014 will further shrink the driver pool and the industry's capacity and could lead to a 6 percent increase in truckload rates by the second quarter ...
In addition to the previously reported six-month "Good Faith" extension, detail here on proposed new NOx-exempt areas and concurrent extensions, a fast-approaching funding deadline, and more.
ATA Chairman Phil Byrd said undoing this year's hours-of-service rule changes, working on an electronic log mandate, fixing CSA and working to improve driver respect are some key areas ATA will focus on in 2014.
Owner-operators around the nation can voice their concerns with CARB regulations and newly proposed compliance alternatives via a Dec. 4 webcast meeting in Sacramento; further views in latest podcast.
Peeling air-bag warning label = recall of almost 19,000 cars. "Who is the real winner in this whole sorry story? I don’t think it’s the average American."
This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.
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