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Cargo Securement FAQ

Where can I find definitions? Definitions pertaining to cargo securement are contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Part 393.5. Definitions may be accessed by clicking on the following web link: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations Where can I find [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00August 24th, 2008|

Overview of Proposed California Smog Regulations

Proposed Regulation to Reduce Emissions from In-Use On-Road Diesel Trucks and Buses Reducing diesel emissions to protect public health The goal of the proposed regulation is to achieve significant emission reductions which are critical to meeting clean air standards by [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00July 13th, 2008|

California Meal Break Ruling

CALIFORNIA COURT SIDES WITH EMPLOYERS ON MEAL BREAK CLAIM A California Court of Appeals has found that the California meal break requirement requires that "employers need not ensure meal breaks are actually taken, but need only make them available." The [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00July 1st, 2008|

Smartway Truck/Trailer Frequently Asked Questions

What trucks/trailers are part of the proposed regulation? Currently the regulation only applies to box-type trailers that are 53 ft or longer and long haul tractors that haul the trailers. This equipment must be Smartway equipped. If I am a [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00June 12th, 2008|

Assistance For Truck Owners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has created a website to help truck owners find and secure loans to purchase idling and emission reduction equipment as well as fuel saving technologies. The website is set up in a manner that allows truck [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00June 5th, 2008|

California Smog Update

The California Air Resources Board has posted Draft Regulatory Language and the Workshop Presentation for upcoming workshops scheduled for May and June. The proposed AB 32 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure is being developed to reduce greenhouse gas [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:19-08:00May 21st, 2008|

C.A.R.B Proposal for Measure to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The California Air Resources Board is currently developing a measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty long-haul tractors and trailers. The proposed measure specifically applies to tractors over 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that pull 53-foot box-type trailers and [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00March 20th, 2008|

Transport Refrigeration Units

Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are refrigeration systems powered by diesel internal combustion engines designed to refrigerate or heat perishable products that are transported in various containers, including semi-trailers, truck vans, shipping containers, and rail cars. Although TRU engines are relatively [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00January 20th, 2008|

Smoke Testing Advisory

Attention CTA Members. CTA members who smoke test their own equipment must be certified through that California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET). ARB policy requires use of CCDET when performing any snap acceleration smoke test for purposes of [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00January 12th, 2008|

Sleeper Berth Idling Exemption Removed

All Idling in California to be Limited to Five Minutes in 2008 January 1, 2008 will mark the end of the idling exemption. Previously, idling was allowed for periods of rest or sleep while in a sleeper berth as long [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00December 28th, 2007|

California Amends Interstate H.O.S. Regulations

The California Highway Patrol has amended its hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for intrastate operations. Effective November 11, 2007, an intrastate truck driver may not drive more than 12 cumulative hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty or for any period after [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00November 4th, 2007|

Hours of Service Granted 90 Day Stay

The United States Court of Appeals granted a 90 day stay of the effective date of its ruling vacating the 11- and 34-hour provisions of the current hours-of-service (HOS) regime. The decision paves the way for the Federal Motor Carrier [...]

2015-05-19T14:36:20-08:00October 7th, 2007|
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