2011

Mark Wolnisty

PrePass recently hired Mark Wolnisty to cover their Southwest Regional Sales. Mark began his career in transportation in 1990 by renting a tractor-trailer. This soon grew into purchases of a several tractors and two dry vans hauling LTL, followed by the purchase of additional tractors and two reefer trailers. Along

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My “journey” through the complicated, confusing process to collect money owed to our company was indeed a learning experience. It began with the phone call requesting our side-dump trailers for a job that that a landscape contractor estimated would take 3 to 4 days – using roll-offs. Because our side-dump

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has sent a warning to contractors and truck fleet owners to make sure the diesel particulate filters (or other devices) they install on their equipment to meet the on-road and off-road regulations are verified by the state agency. In addition to DPFs, fleet owners

While the California Construction Trucking Association is in federal court seeking to strike down the Truck and Bus Regulation, CCTA members and all other owners of heavy-duty diesel trucks must deal with compliance issues. Nearly all diesel-fueled trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds operated in

VENTURA — Diesel particulate filter manufacturer Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., has shortened its name to CDTi—which is the same as its trading symbol on the Nasdaq stock exchange. CDTi makes and markets heavy duty diesels and light duty vehicle emissions control systems and products to automakers and retrofitters. The company operates

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CCTA would like to congratulate one of our very own, Kelvin Monzon for his award winning tow truck at the Golden State Trucking Expo held on October 6-7 at the Pomona Fairplex. Kelvin took “Best in the West” presented by 10-4 Magazine.

It’s been a year since Mexican trucks were first permitted to conduct long-haul operations in the United States, but  so few trucks have signed up for the pilot program that government auditors fear they won’t be able to complete a congressionally mandated study of the program’s safety. A total of

August was a big month for the California Air Resources Board’s enforcement people.  They spread out across the state, visiting CHP weight stations, truck stops, harbor facilities and other locations, inspecting 7,224 heavy-duty diesel trucks and writing 817 tickets for violations of at least eight different CARB regulations. Paul Jacobs,

Armstrong & Associates announced on October 1, the hiring of Cerrina Jensen as their new Employee Benefits Consultant. Mrs. Jensen will be taking over for Brad Davis who is leaving the agency to seek opportunities outside of the company. Cerrina will be the new CCTA Employee Benefits Consultant. Both Cerinna

Here’s how the environmental regulators play the game.  The feds set one-size fits all standards for the entire nation, regardless of local conditions, and state and local bureaucrats must design regulations designed to meet these federal standards. Now comes forth the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), established in