2016

The 2016 western fire season has scorched over 100,000 acres just in California alone. In mid-August the 36,000 –acre Blue Cut fire began along interstate 15 in Cajon Pass closing the freeway to all vehicle traffic for two days. The Blue Cut fire forced the evacuation of 80,000 people in

A recent case in the state of Maryland has brought this question to the forefront for the trucking industry—do holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) have to demonstrate they are U.S. citizens or, at least be able to prove they are legal permanent residents of the U.S. in order to

A recent article on the website Priceonomics.com entitled “The Mystery of California’s High Gas Prices” caught our attention this month because we have been writing about “the mystery” for some time. On July 25th, the retail price of gasoline nationally was $2.21 per gallon according to the Energy Information Agency…and

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