February 2015

About The Cover: The Evolution of a Trade Association – Established in 1941, the California Construction Trucking Association (CCTA) was originally known as the California Dump Truck Owners Association (CDTOA). Today, the CCTA is the oldest, non-affiliated, non-profit trucking trade association in the U.S. While our founding members only operated dump trucks, over the ensuing decades members increasingly operated all types of equipment in many areas of construction. The association is growing in size by expanding our appeal to motor carriers outside of our traditional construction trucking base. In the western U.S. there is no other voice for small-business trucking other than the CCTA. In recognition of the demographic changes facing the industry we’ve also established the first of its kind conference specifically tailored for Spanish speaking truckers.

Tips on How to Disarm a Potential Disaster of $15,000 or More The diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems used on modern diesel trucks must be understood and maintained just like everything else on your truck. Yes, they have the ability to regenerate themselves (incinerate collected soot), but at some point


Weight fee increase in the works? Governor Jerry Brown’s budget for the state Department of Transportation (Caltrans) can best be described as “optimistically “flat,” at $10.5 billion, with no increased taxes, but some plans for more funding a few years down the road.The Governor released his preliminary budget on January

Buried in the February 1st Obama Administration proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (starts October 1, 2015) are the budget updates for the “Grow America Act,” which is the Administrations transportation reauthorization proposal.

The city of Chicago is 35 miles long, north and south, along the shores of southern Lake Michigan and 10 miles wide at the most—home to three million people and 350 red light cameras—the largest number for any city in the nation. A recent study on the operation of those

By John Dale Dunn MD JD – January 26, 2015 The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has been involved in a scandalous, unethical, and illegal human exposure experimental research program for two decades. The Agency has sponsored, encouraged and funded research that exposes children and adults to air

California Alliance for Jobs to the Rescue With the departure of Will Kempton to take the top job at the California Transportation Commission, the 25-year-old industry advocacy group Transportation California is looking for help with financing and leadership.

Some employers will see rate increases of 17.5% Flash Report.com The State Compensation Insurance Fund (SF) is boosting its workers’ comp rates effective April 1st and it says insured employers will be paying based upon the overall average some 9% more under the modifications. Some employers however will be hit

A California Court of Appeal has held in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., that California’s rest break law only requires that an employee not be required to work, not that the employee be relieved of all job duties.