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    Three fleets hit with California emissions fines

    May 4, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LOS ANGELES, CA – CR England, Knight Transportation and Werner Enterprises will pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a combined US $201,000 in penalties for failing to install Diesel Particulate Filters or verifying that their trucks complied with California rules.

  • Port Truckers Strike in Los Angeles, Long Beach

    April 29, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH — Intermodal truck drivers working as independent contractors for four firms serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hit the picket lines on Monday. At issue are allegations that the carriers illegally classify the drivers as independent contractors, rather than company employees, and deny them the benefits typically paid to company workers, according to DC Velocity.
    Truckinginfo.com reports the drivers are claiming wage theft on part of their employers due to being misclassified. Despite being labeled independent contract workers, the drivers are driving trucks owned by the trucking companies and working exclusively for them without being able to negotiate rates, refuse loads or take work from competitors.

  • New Year, New Tweaks to California’s Truck and Bus Rule

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    Fleets occasionally travelling to California may benefit from a change to the Truck and Bus Rule that increases the low-mileage exemption from 1,000 miles to anywhere between 5,000 to 7,000 miles.

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    Hey Livestock Haulers! Your Freight “Values its life”

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    IRVINE, CA – The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has proposed a roadside sign to honor 1,600 lbs of saltwater bass that died when the container truck hauling them to market got into a three-way crash on Oct. 11.

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    CARB Sued over California Truck Regulations

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) sued the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Dec. 6, over the Truck and Bus Regulation, which they say is unconstitutional.

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    California dreamin’ or is the rest of the continent asleep?

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — Environmental impacts were hardly a concern in the 1980’s when truck weights and dimensions rules were adopted across Canada, but times have change.