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August 2013
UPCOMING EVENTS

August 21, 2013
Tri-County Territory & ARA of CA joint meeting, hosted by Ventura Rentals – Ventura, CA more...

August 23, 2013
San Diego Territory of CRA Annual Golf Tournament – Carlsbad, CA more...

August 27, 2013
Vintage Territory & ARA of CA joint meeting, hosted by All Star Rents – Davis, CA more...

August 28, 2013
San Francisco Bay Area Territory & ARA of CA meeting, hosted by A Tool Shed – Campbell, CA more...

October 13, 2013
The Demo Expo ICUEE – Louisville, KY more...

October 1516, 2013
CRA Board of Directors Meeting –- Las Vegas, NV

January 13–15, 2014
CRA Rental Rally – Pomona, CA more..

January 15, 2014
CRA Board of Directors Meeting – Pomona, AZ

January 16–19, 2014
CRA RV Campout in the Desert – Quartzsite, AZ more...

January 2124, 2014
World of Concrete – Las Vegas, NV


March 48, 2014

CONEXPO-CONAGG – Las Vegas, NV more...



See CRA's Calendar page for more information on CRA's upcoming events.

 
VENDOR NEWS
CRA's 2014 Rental Rally Tradeshow is scheduled for January 14 and 15 in Southern California, at the Fairplex in Pomona. The facility is located only 15 minutes from the Ontario airport and will include two days of equipment, party and services exhibits and an outdoor equipment display/demo area. Store tours, an opening cocktail party and a show banquet are also planned. Thank you to the exhibitors who have already signed up! Click on "See More" for to see this list of exhibitors and more information about the show.

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Aztec Tents, one of the largest manufacturers of tents and tent-related accessories in the United States, recently announced the addition of Mike Novosel as their newest Regional Account Manager (RAM). Novosel will service the Mid-Atlantic States including: DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, CA, and WV. Novosel joins Aztec after holding the position of Integrated Account Manager at Ricoh. Previously, he worked with Classic Tents as a Project Manager and contributed to various PGA Tour Championships and events. In addition, he has worked in operational roles with the U.S. Open through the USGA, and has many years of experience in the golf industry from his involvement with both public and private golf clubs.

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In California, water has always been synonymous with life, beauty, vitality and prosperity. Governor Jerry Brown realizes the importance of water for California, and on June 28th, 2013, he proclaimed July to be "Water Smart Month." Rob Starr, with The Toro Company’s specification and water management group, was instrumental in the proclamation issued from the Governor’s office. "Working closely with the Department of Water Resources, California State Assembly member Eric Linder, and State Senator Richard Roth, The Toro Company has continued to educate and develop products to support state legislation AB 1881 and SBx7 (water conservation ordinances) to help water agencies meet the directives of these ordinances."

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Atlas Copco Compressors has introduced a new GA 160+ / GA 200-315 range of energy efficient oil-injected screw compressors that feature a new single stage element that improves performance by up to 21 percent compared to the previous generation. Integrated with both the Elektronikon controller and an available energy recovery system, the new range provides advanced system monitoring and increased energy savings.

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For a limited time, purchase a Vermeer Stay Sharp Kit from your local dealer for a chance to receive FREE brush chipper knives and an opportunity to win 1 of 6 prizes. The Grand Prize is a two-person, professionally guided, Vermeer-hosted, exclusive, private Midwest hunting trip. This is an all-expenses-paid trip and airfare and accommodations are included. The 2nd prize is a $500 Arborwear® gift certificate and the 3rd prize is a $25 SherrillTree® gift certificate (4 winners to receive one each). The sweepstakes started July 1, 2013 and will end October 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (CDT). Only persons residing in Canada and United States who are at least 18 years old can enter. No purchase necessary. Click "Learn More" to enter.

Visit http://www.jotform.co/emm7817/staysharp to view the full article online.

 
Ford, America’s truck leader, will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine will be available this fall with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. When the 3.7-liter V6 F-150 is equipped with a CNG/LPG engine package, it is capable of achieving more than 750 miles on one tank of gas, depending on the tank size selected. The Ford F-150 averages 23 mpg on the highway.

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Multiquip, a diverse manufacturer and supplier of world class quality products and solutions, is pleased to announce the distribution of its highly successful GloBug balloon lighting systems in Canada. The Multiquip GloBugs offer a self-inflating, fire retardant polyester balloon assembly, simple electronic ballast, a 400 or 1000 watt lamp, and are universally adaptable to all AC power supplies (100-240V). These models produce up to 107,000 lumens, and provide an effective coverage area of up to 30,000 square feet. These systems are available on lightweight stands, on small generator carts or with attachments for mounting on mobile construction equipment.

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Doosan Portable Power has expanded its mobile generator portfolio, delivering the quietest and coolest generators available on the market, with the introduction of the Tier 4i-compliant G70WCU, G85WCU and G125WCU. The new Doosan models feature an innovative cooling system with a variable speed cooling fan, keeping the generators cool and maximizing productivity and fuel efficiency in even the most extreme temperatures. The enclosure includes deep air intake pockets that protect the generator from external elements and virtually eliminate water ingression. Innovative airflow management on the models route engine heat without compromising sound attenuation, contributing to the industry’s lowest operating sound levels of just 64 to 67 dBA, dependent upon the model.

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The Ditch Witch organization introduces UtiliGuard, a new utility locating system with numerous industry-first features that combine to offer unprecedented locating accuracy. UtiliGuard offers Ambient Interference Measurement (AIM™), a feature that scans the surrounding area for noise and recommends the best frequency among the 70 it provides, resulting in faster, more accurate locates. Only UtiliGuard can provide both horizontal and vertical distance (depth) to the utility, which enables users to make accurate locates of obstructed utilities.

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Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces two new models to its premium M-60 utility ag tractor line: the M6060 and M7060. The deluxe M7060 new 12-speed transmission cab and ROPS model offers reduced engine emissions, high-capacity hydraulics, low noise and electric engagement of four-wheel drive with the flip of a switch. Farms of all sizes will benefit from Kubota’s updated M60 tractors with their increased power and added versatility to tackle a range of jobs with ease – from hauling, material handling and loader work to snow removal and operating hay tools.

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BUSINESS NEWS
In recent days, national Democrat leaders and even California Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) have refused to speak out against the despicable actions of Anthony Weiner and Bob Filner. By not condemning Weiner and Filner’s unacceptable behavior towards women, McNerney’s silence speaks for itself. Jerry McNerney may think it is okay to look the other way. He may not want to rock the powerful Democrat special interest machine. He may fear that if he talks about it, it will expose the Democrat’s national mantra about a war on women for exactly what it is – hypocritical, one-sided and false. Or maybe he just doesn't care enough to speak up. But I do.

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The August 16th CalChamber Alert newsletter reported that the Assembly Natural Resources Committee has passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed "job killer" bill that dramatically increases penalties for a single-day violation triggered by a release of an air toxic contaminant. SB 691 (Hancock; D-Berkeley) dramatically increases existing strict-liability penalties for nuisance-based, nonvehicular air-quality violations without adequately defining what types and levels of pollution would trigger those penalties. Businesses, public agencies, universities, power producers and hospitals are among entities subject to the increased penalties.

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The August 16th CalChamber Alert newsletter also reported that another opposed "job killer" bill that locks in an automatic 25 percent minimum wage increase far exceeding any reasonably expected rate of inflation was held on the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file on August 12, pending a review of the bill’s fiscal impacts. AB 10 (Alejo; D-Salinas) unfairly imposes an automatic $2 increase in the minimum wage over the next five years, that will continue to increase costs on employers of all sizes, regardless of other economic factors or costs that California employers are struggling with to sustain their business.

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The August 14th release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that new traffic patterns are emerging in crude oil movements. There has been much discussion about the resurgence in U.S. crude oil production and the resulting abundance of crude in the Midcontinent and the Gulf Coast. On the West Coast, however, crude oil production has been declining, especially in Alaska and California, and as a result, crude oil supply patterns to West Coast refineries have been changing. Currently, there are no major pipelines moving crude to the West Coast from east of the Rockies. Marine transport to the West Coast involves a lengthy and expensive trip from the U.S. Gulf Coast through the Panama Canal. Click on "Learn More" for more information from EIA's "This Week in Petroleum" website.

Visit http://www.eia.gov/oog/info/twip/twip.asp?src=email to view the full article online.

 
CARB
All diesel-fueled trucks, buses, trailers and transportation refrigeration units operating in California, including those based out of state, have requirements to reduce air pollution and improve the state's overall air quality. Avoid penalties due to manufacturer delay — order soot filters by Sept. 1, 2013, to meet Jan. 1, 2014, requirements for the Truck & Bus Regulation. Only purchase CARB-verified filters. Check before you buy! See the DPF handbook: A Truck Driver’s Guide to Care and Maintenance of Diesel Particulate Filters.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/truckstop.htm to view the full article online.

 
The ARB's Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program were adopted into law in 1988 to control excessive smoke emissions and tampering from heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses. The regulations, title 13 CCR, sections 2180-2189 for HDVIP, and title 13 CCR, sections 2190-2194 for PSIP, governing these programs were last amended in 2013. The HDVIP program requires heavy-duty trucks and buses to be inspected for excessive smoke and tampering, and engine certification label compliance. Any heavy-duty vehicle traveling in California, including vehicles registered in other states and foreign countries, may be tested. Tests are performed by ARB inspection teams at border crossings, CHP weigh stations, fleet facilities, and randomly selected roadside locations. Owners of trucks and buses found in violation are subject to minimum penalties starting at $300 per violation.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/hdvip/hdvip.htm to view the full article online.

 
Owners or operators of portable engines and certain other types of equipment can register their units under the Air Resources Board's (ARB) Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) in order to operate their equipment throughout California without having to obtain individual permits from local air districts. As of January 1, 2013, the Portable Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) fleet standards went into effect. The ATCM requires owners of portable engines to submit a statement of compliance signed by a Responsible Official to the Air Resources Board by March 1, 2013. In addition to the statement of compliance, a summary that identifies each portable engine in the fleet and the associated emission rate (g/bhp-hr) must be included.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/portable/portable.htm to view the full article online.

 
The small off-road engine (SORE) category consists of off-road spark-ignition engines below 25 horsepower, including small utility equipment, lawn mowers and weed trimmers. This category does not include compression-ignition engines, watercraft or recreational vehicles. ARB has a page on its website that includes general information regarding small off-road engines and ARB's SORE program. Click on "Learn More" to access this page.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/sore/sore.htm to view the full article online.

 
The regulation requires diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions. Heavier trucks must be retrofitted with PM filters beginning January 1, 2012, and older trucks must be replaced starting January 1, 2015. By January 1, 2023, nearly all trucks and buses will need to have 2010 model year engines or equivalent. What's New? Advisory on Extension of Particulate Matter Filter Requirement for Certain Types of Cranes (July 10,2013) Mail-Out 13-17 provides a particulate matter (PM) filter compliance extension for certain types of cranes until January 1, 2018 and explains how compliance is determined when using the extension.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/onrdiesel.htm to view the full article online.

 
This area of the Off-Road Mobile Sources website pertains to off-road large spark-ignition (LSI) equipment greater than 25 horsepower and powered by gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and other alternate fuels — forklifts, airport service vehicles, large turf care equipment, portable generators, and other agricultural, construction and industrial equipment. Posted August 13, 2012: ARB has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorization to enforce the Large Spark-Ignition Engine Fleet Requirements Regulation (LSI Fleet Regulation), including the fleet average emission level standards. Enforcement Advisory 441 announces that all provisions of the LSI Fleet Regulation are enforceable and that ARB intends to commence enforcement of all its requirements. ARB has updated the LSI Fleet Regulation tutorial to reflect regulatory changes that were adopted in December 2010, and changes became effective December 14, 2011.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/orspark/orspark.htm to view the full article online.

 
On July 26, 2007, the Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted a regulation to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from in-use (existing) off-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles in California. For more information, please call the diesel vehicle information hotline at (866) 6-DIESEL or (866) 634-3735. Posted April 23, 2013: The revised Fleet Average Calculator for large fleets is now available. The calculator is for the large fleet January 1, 2014 compliance date only. The Fleet Average Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet designed to assist fleet owners in calculating their Fleet Average Index and Fleet Average Targets, based on the equipment model year and horsepower input. The calculator allows fleets to experiment with different turnover, repower, and retrofit strategies to plan for compliance with the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/ordiesel/ordiesel.htm to view the full article online.

 
The Truck and Bus Regulation will reduce diesel exhaust emissions from privately owned and federal government diesel trucks and buses. Privately and publicly owned school buses have different requirements and do not need to be reported. This CARB site has the Truck Regulations Upload and Compliance Reporting System (TRUCRS) and was last reviewed July 25, 2013.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/reportinginfo.htm to view the full article online.

 
In December 2011 major amendments to the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation, which include delaying the first compliance date to no earlier than January 1, 2014, became effective. The changes to the regulation are reflected in the fact sheets, advisories and answers to frequently asked questions available on the Knowledge Center for the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation Web page.

Visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/ordiesel/knowcenter.htm#outreachmats to view the full article online.

 
Driving Toward a Cleaner California (DTCC) is a coalition of owner-operators, farmers, construction contractors and other business and community leaders committed to working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to craft a sensible truck and bus replacement rule that both cleans the air and keeps California's economy moving forward.

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