- CARB plans to audit reefer owners
CARB Board is warning reefer owners that they will be auditing companies that claim to use electric standby or hybrid electric reefer units. The audits are intended to ensure those units comply with the state’s Transportation Refrigeration Unit regulation.
To learn more about the audits, click here; To read CARB’s updated guidance for the electric/hybrid compliance option, click here; For more information on CARB’s TRU rule, click here; CARB’s TRU Help Line is available at 1-888-878-2826 or 1-916-327-8737.
- Do you need to make a biennial update? Find out here
Motor carriers, hazardous material safety permit applicants and holders, or intermodal equipment providers regulated by FMCSA must update their registration information every two years. If you do not take part in the so-called biennial update, you could face a fine running up to 10,000 dollars. For information about when you have to file yours, click here: http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=27773#.VDLsG2ddV8E.
- Honor teachers and truckers involved in Trucker Buddy
Those involved in the Trucker Buddy program can nominate their teacher for an Outstanding Teacher of the Month Award – and if your child is involved in a class with a Trucker Buddy, they can nominate that driver for Outstanding Trucker Buddy of the Month.
Click here for the Outstanding Driver Forms and Outstanding Teacher Forms.
If you have questions, you can contact the Trucker Buddy program at 205-248-1261 or email@example.com.
- Trucker Buddy school supply grants
Trucker Buddy is offering $500 grants to schools that participate in the program. Most schools that are participating in Trucker Buddy are in continual need for school supplies due to reduced budgets and lack of local support. Many of these schools are in rural or inner city areas where the parents and students don’t have the resources to help. The grant can be requested by either the teacher or Trucker Buddy.
You can click here for the Supply Grants Page with Applications. Email Trucker Buddy at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the program at 205-248-1261
- Fined by CARB? You can get help
Truckers from outside California who have been fined by the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, for violations of the agency’s truck and bus rule can get help. Call OOIDA’s Compliance Department at 1-800-444-5791.
- Detour passes available during bad weather in Washington state
The Washington state Department of Transportation has developed a system designed to help trucking operations keep their goods moving during severe weather or other disruptive events. When a disruptive event like a major storm has happened, and the state has determined a detour is available, it activates the Commercial Vehicle Pass System. The passes are issued based on the detour’s capacity and the priority of goods each truck carriers.
For more information, click here.
- You can rate your CDL doctor at new website
OOIDA is now offering truckers the ability to share information about their experience with doctors who offer CDL physicals. The service, called DOT Doc, allows truckers to post reviews of certified medical examiners, and other truckers to see those reviews. Truckers are encouraged to post reviews on both bad and good experiences in order to help their fellow drivers find the best possible doctor.
The website is: http://www.ooida.com/ReviewDoc/. You can also go to ooida.com and look on the homepage under “Special Links and Updates.”