2011

Beall Corporation, Inc., one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of construction trailers, announced that it commenced reorganization proceedings under a Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy filing. Beall says it intends to use the reorganization to seek new partnerships and working capital investments that will return the company to normal levels of

Last month we talked about liens on properties for non-payment. I received an important phone call from one of our members, Kent from Harris Trucking, He provided me with some very valuable information. If you’re a third party material company delivering base for a paving company, you can’t lien the

The California Air Resources Board announced that Ryder System, Inc., a provider of transportation and supply chain management solutions, paid $1,000,000 for failure to conduct testing and maintain complete records of required annual opacity tests on heavy-duty vehicles in its California fleet in 2008 and 2009. Annual opacity tests, performed

Opponents of EPA soot science are asking the agency to pick a side: evil or inept. A lawsuit being trumpeted by Sen. Jim Inhofe makes the most lurid of accusations against the agency’s long-running experiments on the health effects of particulate matter, explicitly likening them to Nazi atrocities.

As of the end of August more than 434,000 commercial motor carriers are enrolled in the PrePass weigh station safety screening system, bringing participation to a new all-time high, according to the company that provides the service. “The recent growth in participation by motor carriers is a testament to bottom

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan to accelerate construction of a variety of transportation construction projects by borrowing against the proceeds of the county’s half-cent sales tax receipts for the next 60 years is one step away from success—the November 6 election. Villaraigosa was successful in promoting a similar measure

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued two notable revisions to its rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  1.) Hand-Held Cell Phone Restrictions:            On November 23, FMCSA and the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced restrictions on the use of hand-held cell phones by interstate CMV

California businesses can expect little sympathy from leadership in Sacramento. Democratic reaction to the news that Waste Connections, a $3.6-billion company and major Sacramento-area employer, is headed to Houston to seek a friendlier business climate tells other businesses all they need to know about the attitudes of those who run California’s

As Gov. Jerry Brown participated in a Capitol menorah-lighting ceremony this week to mark the onset of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah, he uttered a secular prayer for a miracle that would make California a model of carbon-free energy. Today’s miracle, he said, “is not to find more oil, but to