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IDAHO-BASED BROKERS AND FORWARDERS: HIRING TRU COMPLIANT CARRIERS FOR CALIFORNIA REFRIGERATED / HEATED LOADS

Since January 1, 2013, the California Air Resources Board, pursuant to Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, § 2477.8, have required that brokers and freight forwarders hire, or contract with, only compliant TRU carriers for the transport of loads of perishable goods that are hauled into, out of, or through California on reefer-equipped trucks, tractor-trailers, shipping containers, or railcars.

This Regulation states that brokers or freight forwarders (including those based outside of California) must:

(1) require the carriers they hire or contract with for (the) transport of perishable goods, to only dispatch TRU-equipped trucks, trailers, shipping containers, and railcars or TRU gen sets that comply with section 2477.5(a) if they travel on California highways or railways (and)

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