Government, Business, Safety

California Trucking Chief: Freight Projects Could Be Hurt by Fuel Tax Hike Repeal

Fuel Tax Hike Repeal Containerships dock at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Repealing the fuel tax hike enacted last year as part of the Road Repair and Accountability Act would mean stripping funding for key projects along some of California’s most important freight corridors, according to California Trucking Association CEO Shawn Yadon.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Accelerates Part of California Scorecard Ahead of Election

California Scorecard Aerial view of Sacramento River and Interstate 5. (Shutterstock)

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ California Infrastructure Report Card Committee released a portion of the state’s scorecard months ahead of schedule to raise awareness about infrastructure and funding issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

PHMSA Exempts Hazmat, Secure-Cargo Carriers From California Rest Rule

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has pre-empted motor carriers hauling hazardous materials, explosives and security-sensitive cargo from California’s meal-and-rest-break requirements.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

I-5 Reopens With Restrictions in Fire-Ravaged California

A truck drives next to the Delta Fire burning on I-5 A tractor-trailer drives next to the Delta Fire burning on Interstate 5 near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. (Ben Newburn/U.S. Forest Service via Associated Press)

An extended stretch of Interstate 5 in Shasta County has reopened with restrictions after five days of closure caused by the raging Delta Fire, which has ignited big rigs and cars, injured at least one person and consumed more than 49,000 acres as of Sept. 10, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Michael McGough | Sacramento Bee
September 11, 2018
Government, Business

California Eyes Future Projects to Relieve Freight Congestion

Road construction in Sacramento Road construction along Interstate 80 near Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

Truck traffic moving through Sacramento may be alleviated by a series of projects the California Department of Transportation has outlined to ease congestion along major freight corridors over the next 10 years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2018
Government, Safety

California Transportation Commission Adopts Infrastructure Improvement Plan

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The California Transportation Commission adopted the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program, which is expected to fund more than $3 billion in transportation projects over the next five years, at a March 21 meeting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

California May Tear Down Major Bridges to Build Bigger Ones for Oversized Trucks

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Flush with new gas tax funds, state officials are exploring what could be the biggest Sacramento freeway redo in modern times – tearing down and replacing the twin freeway bridges that carry Interstate 5 over the American River.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
March 5, 2018

California Transportation Commission Announces $173 Million for Local Projects

I-5 in Laguna Hills Ken Lund/Flickr

The California Transportation Commission recently awarded a series of grants to local and regional agencies through the Road Repair Accountability Act of 2017.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2018
Government, Business

Truckload Carriers Raise Rates, Surcharges in Response to New California Taxes

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Several truckload carriers are currently negotiating with shippers to add new surcharges or otherwise raise rates to haul freight through California after state lawmakers raised fuel taxes and other fees as of Nov. 1, Transport Topics has learned.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California GOP Rallies Around Measure to Repeal New State Gas Tax


Organizers of a campaign to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal the state’s gas tax and new vehicle fees unveiled their growing coalition Oct. 18 at the state Republican Party headquarters, where GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox said he will make a “substantial” donation to the effort.

Melody Gutierrez | San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2017