September 2011

While rich domestic sources of oil remain off-limits to American producers, a foreign consortium will use this Chinese-built rig to drill for crude just off the U.S. coast. REUTERS Energy Policy: Deep-water drilling will resume in the Florida Strait when a giant, semi-submersible oil rig en route from Singapore arrives later

Another environmental wealth redistribution ploy – don’t be fooled When high temperatures, hovering around the 100-degree mark, the right wind direction and the natural geography of the Valley “the hole” meet, the air quality suffers in this perfect storm. When levels of ozone rise to a point that has been

Another splinter environmental group counted up all the red-dot bad air days in California for the past two years for a “new report” on ozone related smog. You probably already know what they found and surprisingly the Central Valley didn’t come in first as the article above would make you


The mainstream press has been criticized, rightly so, for parroting what it’s told, uncritically accepting outrageous allegations as gospel truth and effectively being the unthinking mouthpiece for political correctness. No topic demonstrates the truth of these criticisms more than the press’ reporting on “global warming.” Today’s egregious example is from USA

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is requiring that most private sector employers notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by posting an 11” x 17” notice beginning November 14, 2011. The NLRB has not yet released all the final poster specifications. Background:  The NLRA

Truckers large and small have bought new and used Class 8 trucks so quickly over the last 16 months that dealers have virtually no or little truck inventory available. New truck lead times are now running at about 5-6 months, depending on the brand and engine selection. Much of the

On September 13, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), have agreed to extend funding and operating authority for federal transportation programs. One problem may be a plan announced by Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn to use “all procedural tools at his disposal to force

When Samuel Taylor Coleridge penned the Rime of the Ancyent Marinere in 1798, his reference to “water water everywhere” about sailors facing a slow death due to dehydration while surrounded by the undrinkable sea. As if air quality regulations were not bad enough, California contractors are facing an equally grisly


Membership & Equipment Directory and in The Classified Section: Hauling Job Leads The new trend in marketing ones business these days is to post advertisements on the world-wide-web. CDTOA recognizes this and is now allowing members to not only post their business information, but even advertise their business opportunities online

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Don K. Ling, former owner of Reliance Trailers and an industry icon for over 50 years, passed away August 3, 2011 from complications related to his 15-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol, and two children. Born