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Hiring Drivers as Contractors in California? Be Careful.

Per new regulations, if you operate a fleet in California and you’re using drivers on a contractual basis, be prepared to make fundamental changes to your business.

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SoCalGas Helps Fleets Purchase Near-Zero Emissions Vehicles

SoCalGas customers have submitted more than 150 applications to the SCAQMD as part of the $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool. Owners whose applications are accepted will receive $100,000 towards the purchase of a new near-zero natural gas truck.

VW's New California Port Should Lower Order-to-Delivery Times

Volkswagen Group of America has begun delivering vehicles through a port of entry in northern California that's expected to improve vehicle delivery times in the area, the company announced.

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

Calif. Streets Riddled With Potholes

Though California's recent storms have helped replenish the state's snowpack and water supply, they've also left roads riddled with potholes. Video courtesy of CBS Los Angeles Channel 2. For safety tips on how to avoid pothole damage, click here.

Impacts of Politics on Fleet Management

The modern fleet manager and the companies that serve them need to keep an eye on the political process. They need to watch not just the economic trends, but the political ones as well. Those trends are going to determine what vehicles are available and what they cost.

How to Drive in the Rain

In this video, The Los Angeles Times pokes fun at both California drivers and PSAs but also manages to share some practical tips on driving in the rain. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Japanese Companies to Analyze California EV Use

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company Kanematsu Corporation have announced they have been officially selected by tNEDO, Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, to analyze electric vehicle use patterns in Northern California.

Delivery Fleet Gets $23K for Hybrid Truck

Through a California hybrid incentive program, this nursery supply business received a $23,000 voucher to put toward a new Hino hybrid truck.

Big Government versus the Small Operator

The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.