How your Commercial Insurance could be impacted by AB5

Apr 20, 2023
California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a law that went into effect in January 2020 and redefined the classification of independent contractors in the state. The law aimed to reduce misclassification of workers by companies seeking to avoid paying taxes and providing benefits to their employees.

Useful life matrix for Drayage Trucks under CARB Advanced Clean Fleet regulation

Jan 3, 2023
The Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) regulation is part of a broader strategy to deploy medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) everywhere feasible.
Truck Maintenance

What to check when you're at the pump

Jun 20, 2022
Surveying your fuel system and exhaust when you pull up to the fueling station.
Truck Maintenance

Staying On Top of Your DEF

Jun 17, 2022
DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) consumption is typically 2% that of diesel fuel consumption. In this article we will address how to stay on top of your DEF in your 2010 and newer engine equipped with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).
Truck Maintenance

Engine Oil and Coolant Use

Jun 16, 2022
Tracking engine oil and coolant use can help you identify the condition of your rig's engine. Excessive consumption of oil or coolant will cause problems for your engine and it's DPF.
Truck Maintenance

Maintenance and Compliance

Dec 21, 2020
While maintenance cost management can be the most important aspect of running a successful trucking business, having a comprehensive fleet compliance program in addition to a solid maintenance platform will ensure continued profitability.

CARB Reporting Requirement Headed for a Vote

Nov 18, 2019
Buried within the much-lauded, soon to be adopted Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule is a squeaky little provision known as the “Large Entity Reporting Requirement”.

Sky is Falling or New Horizon?

Oct 9, 2019
The recent passage of AB5 in California has given clear indication to the trucking industry that Golden State does not see a future for the current structure of the Owner Operator (OO) model.

CARB Cracks One Open on Anheuser Busch

Jul 8, 2019
When large corporations violate California emissions rules, they obtain the enviable position of being the latest in a long line of large, high profile companies that more than likely were just waiting for the state to find something, about something at some point in time.

Earth Day and the Trucking Industry

Apr 22, 2019
Well, another Earth Day is upon us and as we cycle around the sun one more time to celebrate the beautiful blue marble we live on, we should not only stop to take in the wildflowers, the trees, the furry little varmints and boundless blue sky above, but we should also pause to consider the most important part of it all, the trucking industry.