California Transportation Bill and Proposed Gas-Tax Hike Advances to Senate Floor

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A massive $52 billion transportation deal that would raise fuel taxes and vehicle fees to fix California’s pothole-ridden roads and unstable bridges cleared a key legislative committee April 3 as proponents race to meet a self-imposed April 6 deadline.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
April 4, 2017

California Proposal Funds Road Fixes With 12-Cent Gas Tax Hike, Electric Car Fee

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers on March 29 announced a major deal aimed at repairing California’s crumbling roads and bridges by raising fuel taxes, hiking vehicle registration fees and for the first time charging electric car owners a yearly fee.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
March 30, 2017

Oroville Dam Situation Closes California Highways

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The risk of damage to the Oroville Dam in Northern California not only forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 people but also has caused road closures that are affecting freight movement in the nation’s most populous state.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017

California Bill Expands on Federal Training Requirements for Truckers

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Sen. Bill Monning, (D-Carmel), introduced Senate Bill 158 that would require 30 hours of driving time for a Class A commercial driver’s license and 15 hours for a Class B license.

Michael Todd | Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel
January 23, 2017

California Trucking Group Urges Governor to Engage Stakeholders in Freight Plan

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The California Trucking Association has urged Gov. Jerry Brown to closely collaborate with freight and industry stakeholders on a plan meant to shift to zero-emissions technologies and help boost freight connectivity along the state’s commercial network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2015

Richard Coyle Takes Helm of California Trucking Association

Richard Coyle, president of West Sacramento-based Devine Intermodal, has been appointed president of the California Trucking Association.  

Transport Topics
February 2, 2015

DOT Awards $2 Million to Assist California Repair of Flood-Damaged Roads

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The federal Department of Transportation is sending California $2 million to assist communities in repairing  roads damaged by recent floods.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2014

California Drought Has Salmon Hitching Rides in Trucks

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California will begin hauling 30 million young Chinook salmon hundreds of miles toward the Pacific Ocean in tanker trucks to save the fishing industry after a record drought left rivers too low for migration.

Bloomberg News
March 25, 2014

Calif. Drought May Lower Demand for Produce Truckers by Summer

California’s severe drought already has hurt produce truckers, but the full brunt likely won’t be seen until fruit and vegetable moves peak in early summer, industry officials said.

March 24, 2014

Calif. Proposes New Flexibility for Truck-Emissions Rule

The California Air Resources Board has proposed extending certain deadlines for truckers to replace or retrofit their vehicles, changes that the agency said would increase flexibility for businesses.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2014