California association launches small fleet program

The California Trucking Association (CTA) has launched a membership program designed exclusively for small fleet owners domiciled in the state. CTA, which with John R. Lawson Rock and Oil of Fresno brought the recently concluded lawsuit that ultimately voided the California Air Resources Board’s emissions-rule compliance alternatives designed mostly for small fleets, says its own small fleet program (more info at the link) “enhances the ability of small carriers to compete more efficiently by offering a broad range of member resources that companies can employ to strengthen their compliance, advocacy, safety and leadership efforts.”

cta small fleet program logo“We know from a recent member survey that the needs of the small fleet owner are unique,” noted Dana Brooks, CTA vice president of membership and business development. “Feedback from this membership base played a significant role in guiding the creation of CTA’s new Small Fleet Program.”

The program offers access to CTA’s Legal Resource Center, with up to 15 minutes per month of free legal advice and guidance. The CTA Compliance Help Desk, similarly, is a resource for CTA members to stay abreast of compliance issues and clarifying regulatory information. Commercial title and registration service and “Big-Impact Training” efforts, too, are available through the new small fleet program. Training modules are discounted and available on-demand on “essential topics like workplace safety, hazmat, HR and legal compliance” and more, whether in-person, through CTA’s Leadership Academy, or via topical webinars, among other benefits. Those include discounts on a variety of trucking products and supplies, CTA says.