January 2015

About the cover: Cap and Trade, “Fuels Under the Cap” or “Stationary Source” and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulations are/will add to the price of fuel. Anywhere from 2¢ to 12¢/gallon – and some took effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and these regulations places petroleum-refiners and fuels under the cap and trade program. What this means is that each gallon of petroleum fuel sold in the state includes a cost related to carbon credit redemption by the fuel manufacturer or marketer. What All Truck Drivers Must Do at a CARB Inspection Stop We have received numerous calls from truckers with questions about CARB enforcement practices. From on-highway inspections in SoCal to inspections on private property in Northern California material plants and job sites. Many have seen an increased CARB presence. Members should understand what their legal obligations are. In short, we will review what you MUST DO and what you SHOULD DO when responding to CARB inspections or audits including those inspection stops on private and public property.

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 6.8 cents in the week ended Dec. 29 to $3.213, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s weekly report. Diesel has now fallen seven straight weeks, dropping nearly 50 cents in that time frame. It has

Miles/Death Rate at Record Low It takes government, particularly law enforcement a full year to evaluate and close vehicle accident reports to generate the final year end numbers, that’s why this report is always a year behind, statistically speaking. The good news is that the number of U.S. highway fatalities