An environmental group wants no more diesel-powered large trucks to roll
through Fresno and Bakersfield.
Anti-smog agencies like the South Coast Air Quality Management District
and the California Air Resources Board want near-zero emission trucks
by 2024; such a vision involves replacing all, or nearly all, diesel engines
with natural gas engines. Industry groups counter that it is better to
encourage the market forces that already exist in this sector and gradually
transition to natural gas over the next twenty or so years. Many of the
trucks from Long Beach and other coastal ports are older models, and since
most of these trucks are from out-of-state, they are exempt from California’s
clean air requirements.
In a recent study, the Golden State ranked
dead last in terms of large truck air quality compliance.
Truck Driver Tickets
If some people had their way, there would be no more diesel trucks on the
road as of yesterday. But that will not happen, and the next best thing
is to make trucking as expensive and difficult as possible, especially
for smaller operators which lack the resources to upgrade their equipment.
As a result, CHP officers and others are very aggressive when it comes
to writing tickets for:
Lane Violation: In the more populated areas of Central California, the heavier traffic
makes it harder for trucks to stay in the right lane and still stay on schedule.
Speeding: There is pretty much nothing at the Nevada-California border except a
small army of CHP officers whose sole responsibility is issuing speeding tickets.
Overweight: Depending on the weight, just one ticket can cost thousands of dollars
in fines and penalty assessments alone.
Commercial drivers accumulate points at a
50 percent greater rate, so that two-point speeding ticket counts as three points.
Getting Legal Help
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