This week (Sept 16 – 22, 2012) is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). NTDAW was initiated by the American Trucking Association 24 years ago in an effort to celebrate and thank the hard working men and women who deliver life’s essentials. We couldn’t agree more.
In all you do as trucking professionals, know that all of us here at Commercial Carriers Insurance Agency are very appreciative of your service to the American way of life. You are truly “Kings of the Road”.
CCIA clients can now request certificates of insurance online at Certificate Requests or by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. And you are always welcome to give us a call at (800) 229-8782 and request them directly!
Beginning September 1, 2012, small motor carriers (fleets of 20 or less box-type trailers) operating in California with trailers 53 feet and longer are required to register with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their SmartWay program. The greenhouse gas regulation (Smartway) applies to both tractors and trailers. Owners of tractors subject to the regulation must either purchase new SmartWay certified tractors or retrofit existing tractors with low rolling resistance tires. Owners of trailers subject to the regulation must either purchase new SmartWay certified trailers or retrofit existing trailers with SmartWay-verified aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires. Full compliance in the program is expected by January 1, 2013.