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Non-Expiring Motor Carrier Permit

If you have one, you won’t pay BIT fees Motor carriers who have U.S. operating authority are entitled to receive what is called a “Non-Expiring” Motor Carrier Permit from California DMV. The Non-Expiring means exactly that, there is no annual renewal fee paid to DMV as long as the motor carrier is current with payment […]

“Basic” Inspection of Terminal (BIT) Program Update

Changes Take Effect January 1, 2016 Editor’s note: The WSTA has been working closely with the CHP to deliver accurate and up-to-date information regarding changes being made to the BIT Program. We will be hosting a series of workshops statewide during 2016 to assist our members understand and benefit from the changes.  On October 3, […]

Feds Start Enforcing California Diesel Regs

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced October 8th that they were beginning to enforce California’s Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck and Bus Regulation on operators located outside the state, sending ripples of concern throughout the trucking industry and truck broker communities nationwide. The announcement came during a hastily called telephone press conference detailing a nearly $400,000 […]

WSTA Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Update

An email was sent out announcing our new partnership with The Keiser Group. The office received many calls from interested members and it became evident we needed to clear up some confusion. First, this past summer the association’s Board of Directors authorized a name change from the California Construction Trucking Association to the Western States […]

Cameras on Arizona Freeway Monitor Commercial Trucks

New road-side cameras and embedded sensors are taking the place of truck inspection stations along interstates in Arizona according to local press reports. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) the cameras are being placed along the Interstate on towers between Casa Grande Valley and Phoenix to monitor big rigs for weight restrictions and other regulations. […]

“Basic” Inspection of Terminal (BIT) Program Update

Major Changes Effective January 1, 2016 On October 3, 2013 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 529 (Vehicles: motor carriers: inspections and fees – AKA: BIT Reform bill) sponsored by Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal. The bill was supported by all major trucking associations in California including the California Construction Trucking Association.

5 Advantages of Using Fuel Cards vs. Credit Cards

By Mecca Burris, TruckersB2B Even with diesel prices dropping, fuel is still one of the largest expenses for carriers. The better you’re able to control that cost, the more profitable your business will be. One of the easiest ways to manage fuel costs is using a fuel card rather than relying on a corporate credit […]

Big Changes Coming To BIT Program

There will be some important changes to the Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program effective January 1, 2016. Due to this, it is important to be vigilant about keeping close track of your company’s safety data because it monitored by the Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) Enforcement Program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]