2011

Q1. What does the newly enacted Vehicle Code section 34510.5 (part of AB 145) require? A. The Governor signed AB 145 on September 29, 2010, which requires that a broker of construction trucking services shall not furnish construction transportation services to any construction project unless it has secured a surety bond

All contractors should be aware that beginning January 1, 2011, there are changes to the Civil Code concerning mechanic’s liens. That is, as of January 1, 2011, Civil Code §3084(a)(7) requires that the following language be included in every claim of mechanic’s lien:

  “A Guide To Counting Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation DBE, DBE Trucker, Broker, Manufacturer, Supplier and DBE in Professional Services” Executive SummaryThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is committed to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The DBE Program ensures nondiscrimination in the award and administration of federally-assisted contracts

The easy answer would be to start by lowering taxes, cut wasteful government spending and public entitlements, and cut the many regulatory burdens that have made it almost impossible to make a living in this state for most industrial and transportation businesses. So, specifically, where should they start? A good

Last month was the coldest December documented for the UK since nationwide records began 100 years ago, the Met Office, which is UK’s National Weather Service has confirmed this. For central England, it was the second coldest December since 1659, 361 years. However, the first analysis released of global temperatures

The last 10 years have been the worst for Western civilization since the 1930s. At the onset of the new millennium North America, Europe and Oceania stood at the cutting edge of the future, with new technologies and a lion’s share of the world’s GDP.  At its end, most of

SACRAMENTO —- California Treasurer Bill Lockyer raised eyebrows last week by arguing in a newspaper column that “California isn’t broken,” but it’s not allaying the fears of the state’s hard-pressed taxpayers. If the state’s top financial official is in deep denial about California’s precarious situation, then it’s time for the