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More than 300,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest every year. If one of your employees had a heart attack while at work, would someone there know what to do? When blood flow or breathing stops, seconds count. Permanent brain damage or death can happen quickly. Knowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could save a life. When a person’s heart has stopped or he/she is no longer breathing, CPR can maintain circulation and breathing until emergency medical help arrives. Even if those who haven’t had training can do "hands-only" CPR for a person whose heart has stopped beating. "Hands-only" CPR uses chest compressions to keep blood circulating until emergency help arrives. If you’ve had training, you can use chest compressions and rescue breathing. Rescue breathing helps get oxygen to the lungs for a person who has stopped breathing. 
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
El Camino Rental (ECR), with three locations in North San Diego County, merged with Sunbelt Rental on April 10th of this year. Sunbelt is ranked number two on the RER top 100 list, following United Rentals. Sunbelt is a division of Ashtead Group headquartered in England. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. El Camino Rental began as a one man operation in 1975 by Bill Miholich. Most of the current employees of ECR will remain with Sunbelt.
Alliance North America
Vendor News
MEC Aerial Work Platforms
Steve Gooding
1401 S. Madera Ave.
Kerman,  CA 93630
(559) 842-1500
www.mecawp.com
  
Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 11th straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for outstanding performance in trailer sales, service and parts. Hale outperformed all other Talbert dealers in 2018 and was also recognized as the top parts seller for the year.
  
 
Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has launched its own line of hydraulic breakers. The new Brokk Hydraulic Breaker (BHB) series is perfectly matched with the company’s full range of remote-controlled demolition robots. In essence, each robot is designed from the attachment backward, providing the exact amount of flow, pressure, backpressure, and downward force that the hammer requires, which offers the best possible demolition performance to Brokk customers.
Business News
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has posted the following certification application forms to the Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) trailer certification webpage:

Trailer certification web form;
Trailer certification application guidance document (step by step walk through of how to fill out the certification application);
Statement of Compliance;
Tire report and tire data CSV submission instructions;
Labeling, warranty, and maintenance statement instructions; and
Compliance verification calculator.

To receive an executive order to be allowed to sell trailers in California, manufacturers must submit a trailer certification application web form along with the necessary supporting documentation for CARB approval. The above documents now posted on the trailer certification webpage provide guidance to manufacturers on how to fill out the certification application web form and instructions on how to develop supporting documentation necessary to be included in your trailer certification package. Moving forward, CARB will continue to post additional resources to further assist manufacturers through this certification process.
The CalChamber Alert newsletter reported that, last week, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee approved a job killer bill based on misconceptions of the diesel freight industry. SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) will discourage investment and reduce jobs in the state by targeting medium- and heavy-duty trucks to satisfy emission reduction goals. The bill will limit the ability to transport goods throughout California, and will ultimately undermine California’s leadership in this area.
Dan Walters, columnist for CALmatters (a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works), reported in a recent online article on foxandhoundsdaily. com that for two decades, the California Chamber of Commerce’s annual descriptions of certain legislative bills as “job killers” have framed the Capitol’s sharpest economic conflicts. The chamber, working in concert with other business and employer groups, has been remarkably successful in modifying or killing the two or three dozen measures that find their way onto the list each year. Even though most of the bills are carried by the Legislature’s dominant Democrats and are sponsored by some of the party’s most influential allies, such as labor unions and personal injury lawyers, the chamber has rung up about a 90 percent kill ratio. Only rarely do the targeted bills die in formal legislative votes. Most simply disappear when their sponsors and legislative leaders realize that they don’t have the votes.
The Calchmaber Alert newsletter recently reported that an Assembly policy committee postponed action on a cosmetic product ban identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. The ban will hurt California manufacturers, retailers, and the more than 415,000 California jobs in the personal care products industry. AB 495 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance/Wicks; D-Oakland) was discussed but not voted upon in the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on April 9. AB 495 would impose onerous and unnecessary economic burdens on California manufacturers and retailers by immediately banning thousands of personal care products from being sold in California.
In the April 2019 update of its Summer Fuels Outlook, a supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the retail price of regular-grade gasoline will average $2.76 per gallon (gal) during summer 2019 (April through September). This expected average is down from both the 2018 summer average of $2.85/gal and the five-year (2014–18) summer average of $2.74/gal. Forecast retail diesel fuel prices average $3.09/gal this summer, down from an average of $3.22/gal last summer but still higher than the five-year summer average of $2.95/gal. EIA forecasts that gasoline and diesel prices will be lower this summer compared with last year primarily because it expects Brent crude oil prices will be lower than last summer.
Upcoming Events
  
April 30, 2019 – Torrance, CA
GLAO Territory Meeting Hosted by Makinex more…
 
June 5, 2019 – Fairfield, CA
Vintage Territory Meeting Hosted by All Star Rents
 
July 14 - 23, 2019 – Oceano, CA
CRA Summer RV Campout more…
 
July 16 – 17, 2019 – Pismo Beach, CA
CRA Board & Committee Meetings
 
October 1-3, 2019 – Louisville, KY
ICUEE Demo Expo more… 
 
 
 
November 1, 2019 – Corona, CA
CRA 5th Annual Golf Tournament
Survey Results
Thank you to all who take time to participate in our surveys. CRA uses the information we gather to better serve you. If you have an idea for a survey for CRA members, please send your request to CRA at Info@CalRental.org. This month, we surveyed members about business revenue.
Robert Pedersen from A Tool Shed in Santa Cruz is the winner of the April Survey Raffle. Congratulations Robert!