June – July 2015

About The Cover: We have it all covered! For 75 years we have been a construction trucking focused association – that is not changing. What is changing is the association’s Executive Committee has decided to rename the CCTA the Western States Trucking Association to more accurately reflect the diversity of trucking operations our members are engaged in. The association will be the only national trucking association that includes a construction trucking focused subdivision among our various subdivisions. Our subdivisions – or conferences – will be modal specific out of recognition that while many issues faced by trucking are universal, there are issues specific to a particular segment of the overall industry. We will be going through a significant rebranding process over the next couple of months including renaming the magazine the Western Transportation News Magazine.
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All California based employees entitled to paid sick time Confused about California’s new law mandating employers big and small give their workers at least 3-days of paid sick leave? Don’t feel alone. This “feel-good” legislation is so jacked-up, another bill is being run through the legislature to attempt and clarify the

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CARB Hosts National Fuel Cell Symposium Sacramento, CA. – Move over Elon Musk with your heavily taxpayer supported battery operated Tesla. Westport Cummins, builders of a combustion natural gas engine for trucks, they might need to think about going into the boat anchor business instead. A technology that’s been around

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Crews are building the first of 16 concrete footings that will become the foundation of a 1,600-foot elevated bridge over the Fresno River, Highway 145 and Raymond Road, just north of Fresno.    The work is part of the High Speed Rail Authority’s (HSR) first construction segment in the state,

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This explains unsolicited scam letters you are receiving California is one of the last states that have never required a motor carrier that solely operates within its borders (intrastate) to have a U.S. DOT number. That is changing right now. This issue of the magazine has two articles, one on

 AB1522 requires employers to provide paid sick leave to any employee who worked in California for 30 or more days within a year of hire. The accrual rate is at least one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. More than 30 state employment laws take effect this