March – April 2016

The association has fielded many questions from our members concerning a new federal mandate that will eliminate the use of paper log-books for many truckers. We’ve put together this list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you better understand if the rule applies to you and what your options are.

Another toll road scheme has failed – this time in Texas – and the failure, like an earlier ones in California, Virginia and other states, is signaling that public private partnerships (P3) may not be the source for funding for future highway work as it has been touted. The SH

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and City of Las Vegas, broke ground April 7th on “Project NEON” – the state of Nevada’s largest and most expensive public works project ever undertaken during its 152-year history. Legendary Las Vegas

The Alliance for California Business (ACB) is asking Judge Peter Twede of the Glenn County Superior Court to reconsider his March 7th decision to grant the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) position on the safety of diesel particulate filters (DPF). A hearing on the request to reconsider was scheduled for

Washington D.C. – On April 5, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and animal food by

The Alliance for California Business (“Alliance”) is calling for interested parties to request an exemption from the California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) requirement that certain trucks and buses be equipped with diesel particulate filter (“DPF”) devices before they can operate in California. The Alliance will provide a simple application form

For the first time ever, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) cap-and-trade auction fell short of its “floor price” in the February first quarter auction…and was $140 million under the previous auction total. If the price continues to slide at future auctions the state of California could find holes opening

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lead attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich has announced he is taking a position with the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) located in Austin, Texas. Mr. Hadzi-Antich has been the lead attorney working on behalf of the association and its members challenging how the U.S. EPA adopts rules.

According to media reports, Arkansas based LTL carrier ABF Freight System has begun charging an extra $5.92 for each shipment coming into or leaving California. ABF has decided to add a California Compliance Surcharge intended to offset the higher operating costs associated with doing business in the state. ABF’s operating

CVSA’s 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial