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Those companies who have previously pre-registered should now have access to the system. The PSP is a screening tool that allows motor carriers and individual drivers to purchase driving records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are available for 24 hours

The American Council on Science and Health staffers were troubled — again — by a http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/16/health/la-he-autism-20101217” style=”color: rgb(34, 122, 180);”>Los Angeles Times article covering a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives that claims children born to mothers who live “near freeways” have twice the risk of autism. The association only held between autism

The new year has begun and the California Department of Motor Vehicles would like to inform and remind drivers that new laws are in full effect as of January 1, 2011. The public must adhere to them throughout the year (and beyond), and law enforcement personnel will regulate these laws

In the last month or so, an echo chamber of insults has engulfed California. An online opinion editor for the Wall Street Journal even called California “the Lindsay Lohan of states,” describing our state as having squandered its promise. Critics have suggested the state will default on its debt payments,

Not everyone follows politics as closely as I do, nor should they.  For most people it would be a frustrating and maddening exercise trying to make sense of the maneuvering that takes place in the bubble that is “inside” politics. And, even though I make a living at it there

In his headier and hunkier days, Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke boldly about how “” target=”_blank”>failure is not an option.” This kind of bravado worked well in the gym–and in a remarkable career that saw an inarticulate Austrian body-builder rise to the apex of Hollywood and California politics. But Schwarzenegger’s soon-to-be-ended seven-year

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has persuaded her Appropriations Committee colleagues to include a provision in the government’s pending funding plan that would continue to allow trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds continue running on interstate highways in Maine and Vermont. Collins, a Maine Republican, said Tuesday that senators had agreed to

In contrast to the legislation approved last week by the House of Representatives that would largely extend FY 2010 investment levels for most federal discretionary programs through FY 2011, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled a proposal today that would increase investment in many activities, including transportation improvements. The proposal would

It ended up twice vetoed. But it was a bill that gained traction after students demanded to know how much Sarah Palin was paid to speak at a California State University campus fundraiser this year. As the state Senate reconvenes today, Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, plans to reintroduce a

LA Times The dispute over who should pay for leasing and maintaining ‘clean’ rigs could go to the Supreme Court. Alex Mejia said he often sleeps in his truck, grabbing some fitful rest before a new dawn breaks and he is once again hauling cargo at the Port of Los