2014

California courts can’t seem to burden employers enough. Last month it was mandatory provided and paid for meal and rest breaks for truck drivers. This month it is cell phone use and expenses. What’s next? In an August 12th decision, a Los Angeles based State Appeals Court ruled that employers

Employers possibly even outside of California will be dealing with another new labor law next July 1 – three days of paid sick leave is now required for almost all workers. In a public bill signing ceremony by Gov. Jerry Brown, in Los Angeles earlier this month Gov. Brown proclaimed

Get Ready for the Full Reciprocity Plan A major change will occur next year for all trucks registered under the International Registration Plan (IRP). The change will automatically make your base plate valid in all IRP jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. Changes will also eliminate the need for “adds”

In the never ending saga of employment misclassification lawsuits associated with motor carriers serving the combined ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, one motor carrier has decided to abandon the use of owner-operators.

Drayage carrier Pac Anchor utilized truck lease-purchase business model In another major set-back for California based motor carriers, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on July 28, 2014 affirming California’s Business and Professional Code §17200 (“unfair competition law” or “UCL”) is not preempted by federal law. This decision is

Down Again. That’s what we can say about California’s “business attractiveness” as its lost is tenth place ranking in a survey of site consultants, published on September 11 by Area Development Online. Here is what Editor Dale Buss had to say about the state losing the ranking it had in

Sales of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and continued in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according to the results of a survey released in August by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) held its national convention at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes from Sept. 7-10. The CCTA is a member of ARTBA and attending on behalf of the association was CCTA Executive Director Lee Brown and Director of Governmental Affairs Joe Rajkovacz.

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New/Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations up in 2nd Quarter Combined new and used commercial vehicle (GVWs 3-8) registrations in the second quarter of the 2014 calendar year were 363,806 units, an increase of 10.4 percent over the same quarter in the 2013 calendar year, according to a new report from IHS

Fact or Fiction – Will a battery be damaged or discharged by letting it sit on concrete?  The shocking answer is – NO! No more than normal. Why then do so many people (including truckers) believe that concrete is a battery enemy? Researchers say, years ago, batteries could have been electrically