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CTA in Action: Government Affairs Update
  
During the legislative summer recess, our members have been actively engaging with Legislators from around California to help educate them on the challenges for our industries. Tours of facilities are a vital piece of advocacy to not only educate but also introduce Legislators to their constituents whose policies have real world effects on.

Click on the link to review the Caltrans Extra Legal Permit Performance Report for the month of July. The report includes the total number of processed permits for Single, Repetitive, Variance and Annual Permits.  

Caltrans July Report

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Compliance and Regulatory News
On August 4, American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, along with the American Frozen Food Institute, launched a new online self-assessment tool to help motor carriers evaluate their processes and procedures for complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act. "The changing regulatory environment can be a challenge for motor carriers," said AFTC Executive Director Jon Samson. "This tool can help fleets ensure they are complying with these rules related to the transportation of food."
Unit News & Events
The San Joaquin Unit will be meeting on Thursday, August 17 for a unit meeting at Chez Shari in Manteca. The event will be from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Click here to register. 
The Bay Area Unit’s 49th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser is Monday, August 21, 2017 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo. A portion of the proceeds will go to Fred Finch Youth Center, Truckers Against Trafficking and the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Click here to register. 
The next S/P Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 24 at Spike N Rail from 11:45 am to 1:30pm. 
  
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Upcoming Events
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in two public workshops to discuss the development of a measure to Reduce Residual Risk from Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU) by Transitioning to Zero Emission Technologies.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) invites you to participate in a public workshop to learn more about the proposed California Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulation and potential amendments to CARB’s existing Heavy-Duty Vehicle GHG Emission Reduction Regulation (Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation).
In March of 2017 the Air Resources Board adopted a resolution to return within 12 months with concepts for regulating impacts from large freight facilities including seaports, railyards, warehouses, and distribution centers. ARB will hold their first public workshops on this initiative
Click here to view the CTA calendar of events. The CTA calendar showcases all events provided by the California Trucking Association.
Member Alerts
CTA is gearing up for the 2017 Driver of the Month Awards Program. With over 30 drivers selected already, and another 100 expected to be chosen, these drivers need to know that they have support both on and off the road. They know CTA believes in the importance of what they do every day, but they need to know that YOU believe in the trucking industry and the importance of safe driving!
  
This is your chance to be recognized by the top State Law Enforcement Agency in the nation. Don't miss this opportunity to be recognized in front of hundreds of trucking companies and dignitaries by the California Highway Patrol for being a STAR Award winner. When applying be sure to include all of the safety programs you have implemented at your company.

This all-day event will include short breakout sessions facilitated by representatives of the California Highway Patrol. The summit focuses on current safety issues, regulatory requirements and provides a forum for open and candid discussions with state and federal representatives on commercial vehicle safety and security issues. You MUST register to attend as this event fills up quickly.  


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CTA Highlights
Mark Villines, Fleet Manager, accepted the award at the Keyes location. 
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