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CCTA (CDTOA) v. CARB – Sep 2012

Executive Director – CTN Magazine Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:21 On Thursday, September 6, 2012, we finally had our hopefully “last” hearing in this phase of our lawsuit against CARB in front of U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England, Jr. in Sacramento. The hearing was delayed several times due to the judge’s repeated requests for […]

PLF Case Updates Sep 2012

Executive Director – CTN Magazine Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:20 Our petition for hearing on CARB’s waiver application for non-road diesel engines was approved in part and denied in part. EPA agreed to hold a hearing on September 20, 2012, but it will be in Washington, D.C., not in Sacramento, as we had requested.


Executive Director CTN Magazine Monday, 13 August 2012 12:52 The latest developments in our lawsuit against the CARB On-Road Truck and Bus Rule is more evidence that we are truly fighting a multi-headed monster. We have taken on CARB and the State of California, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) quickly intervened in the case […]

PLF Case Updates – August 2012

August 2012 In late July, EPA held a hearing in Sacramento regarding the proposed particulate matter standard, at which members of CCTA and others presented testimony regarding the devastating effects those regulations could have on the trucking industry in California. A substantial number of eminent scientists testified at the hearings, stating that the regulations were […]

Poizner Says NO! To Rate Increase Today

Citing decreasing workers’ comp costs from self insured’s’ and many opportunities for California workers ‘ comp carriers to implement cost containment measures, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today announced that he is just saying no to increasing the pure premium rates. That’s right: A ZERO INCREASE IN THE PURE PREMIUM RATE.

2009 Workers’ Comp Rate Increase Disaster

On Thursday, June 4, CDTOA received a detailed email letter from State Compensation Insurance Fund or SCIF (below) informing us that our workers’ compensation insurance base rates here in the Golden State weren’t just going up 15% as the earlier SCIF news bulletins deceptively announced. This new letter indicated that the base rate increases for […]

WCIRB Recommends 16% Rate Increase for January ‘09

With medical inflation on the rise and a full year with no change in California workers’ compensation pure premium rate, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California is recommending a 16% overall average increase to pure premium rates. It is for new and renewing policies as of Jan. 1, 2009.  The recommendation could actually […]

State Fund Files a 3.5 Percent Premium Decrease

Filing marks a 57 percent cumulative rate decrease since 2004 SAN FRANCISCO – State Compensation Insurance Fund today announced it filed a July 1, 2008 revision to its rating plan, which it anticipates will result in a 3.5% reduction in collectible premium. While base rates will remain unchanged, State Fund has expanded its merit rating […]