NEWS

For the first time ever, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) cap-and-trade auction fell short of its “floor price” in the February first quarter auction…and was $140 million under the previous auction total. If the price continues to slide at future auctions the state of California could find holes opening

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lead attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich has announced he is taking a position with the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) located in Austin, Texas. Mr. Hadzi-Antich has been the lead attorney working on behalf of the association and its members challenging how the U.S. EPA adopts rules.

According to media reports, Arkansas based LTL carrier ABF Freight System has begun charging an extra $5.92 for each shipment coming into or leaving California. ABF has decided to add a California Compliance Surcharge intended to offset the higher operating costs associated with doing business in the state. ABF’s operating

CVSA’s 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial

By Jeanne Huynh, Client Advocate Southland Data Processing “All that girl Jeanne talks about is tax credits.” Well, yes, I do talk about tax credits all waking hours and the reason why is because time is of the essence and you, the employer, should not let easy tax credits slip

A minor revolution at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) board level is starting to generate major opposition from the local environmentalists, federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the halls of the State Legislature. What could have ginned up this level of

Governor Jerry Brown has been obsessed with cutting fuel use in California by 50 percent by 2030 ever since he was handed a rare legislative defeat on his plan during the last session of the legislature. Oil companies spent up to $12 million on commercials to drive up public support

California leads the nation…in filing more workers compensation indemnity claims than any other state. The Workers Compensation Industry Research Board (WCIRB) issued its latest review of this problem in early January. Among the key findings is that California workers are more likely to go to the worker’s comp claim system

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly on a hunting trip in Texas on Saturday February 13, 2016. Originally nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Justice Scalia was the longest serving member on the court. Antonin Scalia was born in Trenton, New

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has appointed Collin B. Mooney as its new executive director, effective Jan. 11, 2016. Collin has been with CVSA for the past 13 years and has been the Alliance’s deputy executive director since 2010. Most recently, he has been serving as the Alliance’s acting