Drivers of the Year/Month 14 Recognized
Vol. 67 Issue 12 FEATURES 2016 Driver of the Month/Driver of the Year Photo Gallery 14 CTA Members Salute the Industry's Best Drivers
DEPARTMENTS President’s Message
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On the cover: Northern Driver of the Month Jon Emerson displays the CHP coin presented to him by California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow during the Northern Drivers of the Month/Year Banquet in Sacramento Nov. 12. William Gularte was named the Southern Driver of the Year. Read the full story beginning on page 14.
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President’s Message Holy Cow! What Happened – and What Happens Next?
appy post-election and -Thanksgiving everyone! While I do NOT want to be accused of plagiarizing my last month’s article, how can I not bring it back up? Okay, a show of hands… who among you Caltrux readers voted for AND predicted Donald J. Trump would be our next president? As I shared last month, voting is all about your voice being heard. In this case, it appears there were a LOT of voters that surprised the pollsters and the media at the ballot box! Whether you voted for President-Elect Trump, Hillary Mike Yadon Clinton, any of the other 2016 CTA President candidates or you did not vote at all – all had an impact on the election outcome. Suffice it to say, while I frequently referred to the Trump campaign as a lot of “shock and awe,” I did not predict the “shock and awe” outcome. My lesson learned (and also shared with you is), when people raise their voices (and/or vote) together, they/we can make a difference! No, this is not about who I voted for or whether or not I am happy or sad about the results – this is about people standing together, even when the polling pundits (and their magic Ouija boards), tell you there is only one possible outcome. I have to believe there are a lot of pollsters, campaign consultants and political wonks replaying the past few months over and over in their heads, and maybe some are now out of jobs. But that all being said, as the dust eventually settles and President-elect Trump puts together his team and his agenda, the question we, as members of CTA and the trucking industry, all have to ask ourselves is, what happens next here in California with the new legislative session on the horizon? How does the new Trump Administration impact what goes on here in California? Those are great questions… Well, to give you some idea as to the initial reaction from some folks over at the Capitol, below are some excerpts from a joint statement issued by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) on November 9th in reference to the results of the 2016 Presidential Election: “Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land, because yesterday Americans expressed their views on a pluralistic and democratic society that are clearly inconsistent with the values of the people of California.” “California has long set an example for other states
to follow. And California will defend its people and our progress. We are not going to allow one election to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, scientific advancement, economic output, and sense of global responsibility.” “We will be reaching out to federal, state and local officials to evaluate how a Trump Presidency will potentially impact federal funding of ongoing state programs, job-creating investments reliant on foreign trade, and federal enforcement of laws affecting the rights of people living in our state. We will maximize the time during the presidential transition to defend our accomplishments using every tool at our disposal.” “While Donald Trump may have won the presidency, he hasn’t changed our values. America is greater than any one man or party. We will not be dragged back into the past. We will lead the resistance to any effort that would shred our social fabric or our Constitution.” (BTW, if you want to read the entire statement, go to http:// sd24.senate.ca.gov/news/2016-11-09-joint-statement-californialegislative-leaders-result-presidential-election.) Now I did not share these excerpts to prod you into taking sides with President-elect Trump or Democratic legislative leaders in Sacramento – everyone is entitled to his/her own political beliefs and opinions. However, I did share them with you so you have some appreciation for what could very well be a contentious “relationship” between Washington, D.C. and Sacramento going forward. And do not be surprised if our industry and our issues are caught up in the crossfire. That being said, if there is ever a time for OUR collective voices to be heard loud and clear, both in DC and Sacramento, it is NOW! Regardless of which presidential candidate you supported (or not), CTA needs your support more than ever! The elections may be over, and many are still shaking their heads and trying to figure out just what happened and what is next. But we truckers, we keep (and we keep goods) moving right along – this is not a time to stop and reflect on what the heck happened, it is a time to go back to work. Whether it’s working together to advocate for state transportation infrastructure improvements and related funding alternatives, address pending state environmental proposals like “Last Mile” (EV) or indirect source rules, challenge unreasonable or unclear regulations and related enforcement efforts or other issues that may surface in the exchange between the new Trump Administration and the State of California, the key is to get involved (or get more involved) with CTA! Happy Holidays to all!
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orking in the political arena isn’t for everyone, and for those who do dare work in its trenches, there’s plenty of reflection and soul-searching that goes on when you deal with the highs and lows of the legislative process. How can you prepare for the next battle? How can you build stronger alliances? What can we improve on? Do we have the right strategy? What are our opportunities and challenges moving forward? These are just a small set of questions I’ve pondered while thinking about our organization and how we’ve approached our legislative RJ Cervantes, CTA Director presence the past couple of years. of Legislative Affairs Meanwhile, the sun has completely set on the 2015-2016 legislative session and the staff here at CTA is taking a few moments to reflect on these important questions heading into 2017-2018. Although we’re constantly assessing our needs in the legislative arena, the time in between sessions is always a good break to do a deeper assessment. As part of that process, I’d like to take this opportunity to share with our members a concrete example of how your participation makes a difference and how we can improve on it. At the tail end of the session this year, there was a lot of movement towards completing a multi-billion dollar transportation funding bill that could have placed over $1.5 Billion in new, annual taxes and fees on the industry. We were very close to seeing the final bill come together, but at the end of the day the leadership decided to hold off on it until this upcoming year. However, what was encouraging about the entire process was that multiple legislative offices contacted us to ask us how the proposal would affect trucking companies in their districts. In some instances, those offices cited specific CTA member companies that they were concerned for. Those types of interactions are a good sign that we are doing the right
thing by encouraging our member relationships with legislators and their staff. Ultimately, that’s the difference between being at the table on a mega deal like transportation funding, or not. From my perspective, as much as our member relationships with legislators are a strength for us, it’s also our greatest area where we need to improve on. Don’t get me wrong, our members are doing great work out there with their advocacy work (as the transportation funding battle showed), but it can always be better. What if every member took just one hour a month contacting their legislators and their staff to educate them on what’s affecting their business? Our influence would grow significantly in the Capitol, and that could be the ultimate difference on major legislation affecting our industry. Make no mistake about it, the involvement of our members who have taken the time to educate legislators has paid off. If we had every member commit to doing the same thing, the benefits would be powerful. In California, our legislative challenges can seem insurmountable and although our industry is an economic force to be reckoned with, our opponents will often times seem like they can’t be beat. All of that is true if we don’t grow our presence and take the time to speak for ourselves. It doesn’t have to be that way, and that’s why I’d like to challenge every member to spend one hour a month promoting your business and our industry by joining staff in our advocacy efforts. Tours, district office visits, visits to Sacramento, or even phone calls are just some of the ways you can get involved. Heading into 2017-2018, we need your leadership now more than ever. The legislature’s partisan makeup has gotten even more difficult to navigate, and there are multiple new legislators who we will have to educate on our industry’s core priorities. Our opponents have doubled down on their time, resources, and clout. It will be a challenging environment. I’m confident that we will be able sustain our presence in the new legislative session. However, in order to grow our influence, we will need every member to commit to doing their advocacy part.
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CTA Members Recognied for Their Long-Term Participation
Tim Telescio of Dot-Line, accepted a 25-year Membership Milestone plaque.
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell in October
he American Trucking Associations reported Nov. 22 that it’s for-hire truck tonnage index fell 0.3% in October. In September, the index fell 6.3%. October’s index was off 0.9% from a year ago. Overall, ATA said many economic signs improved in October. ATA computes its tonnage index from surveys of its member. To find out more information online, go to www.truckline. org.
Alex Cherin, CTA Executive Director of Intermodal Carriers Conference, addressed members at the conference’s meeting Nov. 18 in Long Beach.
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Industry News Fuel Prices Remain Stable
National Avg. vs. California Avg.
he retail price for on-highway diesel fuel in California averaged $2.820 per gallon in November, just 3 tenths of a cent higher than Octoberâ€™s average price, according to the Energy Information Administration. The national average price was $2.439 per gallon in November, meaning that California truckers were paying an almost 40 cent premium over the national average. For more information online, go to www.eia.gov.
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CTA Celebrates Drivers
rivers were the center of attention at CTA's annual Northern and Southern Driver of the Month Banquets last month. The Southern event was held at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry on Nov. 5 while the Northern banquet was at the Lions Gate Hotel in Sacramento on Nov. 12. This program identifies and honors drivers who have displayed a high degree of excellence, dedication to highway safety and respect for the basic rules of the road during their driving career. After being nominated by a CTA member company, the drivers' applications are reviewed by a panel of judges drawn from agencies such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, California Department of Motor Vehicles, the Highway Patrol, Caltrans and independent safety professionals. The panel considers things such as a candidate’s lifetime mileage, vehicle accidents or industrial injuries. Also considered are a driver's participation in truck driving championships, company safety programs, civic, fraternal and church activities. Monthly awards are given to local and linehaul drivers based on years of experience. From these monthly winners, a driver of the year is selected for each region. William Gularte, FedEx Freight was named Southern California Driver of the Year while Jon Emerson, also of FedEx Freight was named the Northern California Driver of the Year. William Gularte has been a professional truck driver for over 57 years with over 3 million miles without an accident or injury. He has been with FedEx Freight for 28 years. Jon Emerson has logged over 3 million accident and injuryfree miles during his 30 year driving career. His commitment
to safety is reflected in numerous safety awards and in receiving four consecutive clean roadside inspections. The keynote speaker at the Southern banquet was Chief William Siegl of the California Highway Patrol’s Southern Division while CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow delivered the keynote address at the Northern banquet.
CTA 2016 President Mike Yadon speaks to attendees at the Northern California Driver of the Month Banquet in Sacramento Nov. 12.
North Driver of the Year – Jon Emerson, FedEx Freight
South Driver of Year – William Gularte, FedEx Freight
Southern California Driver of the Year William Gularte with Chief William Siegl of the California Highway Patrol's Southern Division. 14
Jon Emerson, FedEx Freight was named Northern California Driver of the Year for 2016. Joe Farrow, Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol delivered the keynote address at the Northern Driver of the Month Banquet.
2016 Drivers of the Month
Southern California January
Justin Barthlett, FedEx Freight
Mario Canas, Northern Refrigerated Transportation, Inc.
Edward Chavez, Cox Petroleum Transport
Corey Innenberg, Valley Bulk, Inc.
Paul Adler, Ventura Transfer Company
Grant Sutherland, Dependable Highway Express
Gary Castel Deoro, Dependable Highway Express
Manuel Garcia, Producers Dairy Foods Co.
Brian Johnson, Apex Bulk Commodities
Wayne Moore, Estenson Logistics
Norman Leonard, Ventura Transfer Company
Travis Lowe, Cox Petroleum Transport
Nick Morgan, Legacy SCS
Gary Peters, FedEx Freight
Eric Lewis, FedEx Freight
Raul Gonzalez, National Distribution Centers
Donnie Fetters, Valley Bulk, Inc.
Andrew Howard, Apex Bulk Commodities
Wayne Kyle, Mountain Valley Express
Timothy Kitchens, Apex Bulk Commodities
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2016 Drivers of the Month May
Darrell Ogg, Apex Bulk Commodities
Francisco Ramirez, National Distribution Centers
Raymond Pinon, National Distribution Centers
Mike Rodriguez, Valley Bulk, Inc.
Rueben Rodriguez, Cox Petroleum Transport
Mauro Diaz, Dependable Highway Express
Bob Tracy, Apex Bulk Commodities
Walter Tyler, KKW Trucking, Inc.
Jose Menjivar, Dependable Highway Express
Juan Lomeli, KKW Trucking, Inc.
George Langlois, Apex Bulk Commodities
Rodolfo Espinoza, Valley Bulk
Todd Reeves, Ventura Transfer Company
Joann Trujillo, KKW Trucking, Inc.
Harold Vallee, Cox Petroleum Transport
Dan Vallender, FedEx Freight
Walter Pressley, Las Vegas/L.A. Express
Alexander Flowers, KKW Trucking, Inc.
John Budur, Apex Bulk Commodities
Mario Lopez, Apex Bulk Commodities
2016 Drivers of the Month September
David Palma, KKW Trucking
Duane Zeigler, Apex Bulk Commodities
Hermilio Quezada, Apex Bulk Commodities
Miguel Lopez, HarrisonNichols LLC
Mike Corona, FedEx Freight
Melvin Weatherly, Apex Bulk Commodities
Robert Karno, Estenson Logistics
Pelesasa Me, Estenson Logistics
Norris Mulgrew, Apex Bulk Commodities
Ambrosio Munoz, Estenson Logistics
Ernesto Ruvalcaba, Apex Bulk Commodities
Eddie Ingram, KKW Trucking
Jose Ramirez, KKW Trucking
David Villalobos, Apex Bulk Commodities
Milton Abrego, Cox Petroleum Transport
Epifanio Barrita, ODW Logisitcs, Inc.
Larry Adams, Apex Bulk Commodities
Guillermo McGregor, KKW Trucking, Inc.
James Dalke, Cox Petroleum Transport
Elizabeth Leon, Estenson Logistics
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2016 Drivers of the Month
Paul Dianda, KKW Trucking, Inc.
NOT PICTUTRED, SOUTH JANUARY Pat Bailey, Apex Bulk Commodities MARCH William Goodwin, Dependable Highway Express APRIL Jim Mecum, FedEx Freight JULY Robert Lopez, KKW Trucking, Inc. AUGUST William Brandfas, Apex Bulk Commodities SEPTEMBER Lincoln Puailoa, Ventura Transfer Company OCTOBER Alberto Cardoso-Ramirez, KKW Trucking, Inc.
Cesar Herrejon, KKW Trucking, Inc.
Northern California January
Tony Vang, FedEx Freight
Jason Hale, B&B Harvesting
Max Carbajal, FedEx Freight
Don Cowgill, FedEx Freight
Eugene Encabo, FedEx Freight
Rodney Rios, FedEx Freight
Jesus Izquierdo, Dependable Highway Express
Jon Emerson, FedEx Freight
Bhupinder Singh, Cox Petroleum Transport
Frank Ciolkosz, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc.
Garth Nethington, FedEx Freight
John Wright, Brent Redmond Transportation
Dave Stewart, Dependable Highway Express
Gary Martin, Gary Martin Trucking, Inc., contracted with FedEx Ground
Richard Edd, Dependable Highway Express
2016 Drivers of the Month July
Stephen Peak, FedEx Freight
Robert St. John, Devine Intermodal
William Wade, Dependable Highway Express
John Jackson, Devine Intermodal
Oscar Villeda, B&B Harvesting
David Morgan, Devine Intermodal
Isaias Gonzalez, Brent Redmond Transportation
Scott Echols, Devine Intermodal
Thomas Ulrich, Dependable Highway Express
Charles Keyes, Estenson Logistics
David Trujillo, Dependable Highway Express
Carlos Salguero, Devine Intermodal
Paul Chapman, Dependable Highway Express
Pedro Barajas, Rocha Transportation
Jonathan Young, Devine Intermodal
Mark Cornwell, FedEx Freight
Solomon Williams, FedEx Freight
Eric Colvin, Safeway
Richard Van Arsdell, Estenson Logistics
Dan Bagwell, Safeway
2016 Drivers of the Month December NOT PICTURED NORTH JANUARY Mike Dematteis, FedEx Freight FEBRUARY Felipe Horta, Dependable Highway Express Hany Massoud, Dependable Highway Express MARCH Hari Nalwa, Devine Intermodal APRIL Amandip Rana, Devine Intermodal MAY Inderjit Saini, Devine Intermodal
JUNE Timothy Bauser, B&B Harvesting JULY Rey Gumahad, Devine Intermodal Zesto Bailey, FedEx Freight SEPTEMBER Francisco Palting, Estenson Logistics Antonio Zavala, Dependable Highway Express Ivan Tomas, Estenson Logistics
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Data Points Third Quarter GDP Revised Up
he second estimate of economic growth released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Nov. 29 showed the U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 3.2% annual rate. The bureau’s initial estimate had GDP growth at 2.9%. Based on more detailed data, the second estimate shows a similar picture, with a larger than expected growth in consumer spending. Gross domestic income increased 5.2% in the third quarter, BEA said, compared to 0.7% in the second quarter. In addition to consumer spending, exports, business investment and federal government spending were up while housing and state and local government spending were down. Imports, which subtract from GDP were up in the quarter. For more information online, go to www.bea.gov.
September NAFTA Trade Value Off from Last Year
he value of freight carried between the U.S and NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada decreased 2.3% in September from the same month last year. All modes except rail and air saw freight values drop from 2015, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported Nov. 29. The various modes combined to haul $9.1 billion worth of goods in NAFTA trade in September. While the value of goods carried via truck was down 3.8% from the previous year, trucks still haul the vast majority of NAFTA freight – accounting for 64.7% of that freight in September. Rail remains in second place in terms of value, carrying 15.9%. For more information online, go to www.rita.dot.gov.
Annualized GDP Growth
Reflects & Change from Preceding Quarter 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0
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Value of Monthly U.S. Trade with Canada and Mexico (in millions of dollars)
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These seminars will be held December 6-8 at Dependable Highway Express, 1351 S. Campus Ave., Ontario, CA 91761.
Sailing Through Your BIT Dec. 6 , 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CTA Members: $129/person • Non-Members : $229/person SAILING THROUGH YOUR BIT is a comprehensive training seminar that will assist companies with understanding and preparing for BIT audits. The seminar includes a BIT Kit and provides a complete overview of the biennial inspection process.
Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CTA Members: $119/person • Non-Members : $219/person DRUG & ALCOHOL SUPERVISOR REASONABLE SUSPICION TRAINING is customized for employees who supervise those involved in a safety-sensitive position, and are required to have a minimum of two hours of training in recognizing signs of substance abuse.
OSHA in Trucking Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CTA Members: $139/person • Non-Members : $239/person OSHA IN TRUCKING is specifically designed for transportation company personnel. Learn the proper procedures for auditing your facility for OSHA compliance. See what OSHA inspectors look for when they conduct an inspection. This course will cover the tools to develop a comprehensive safety and health management program: obtaining management commitment towards safety and health; conducting on-site safety and health/OSHA compliance audits; correcting recognized hazards; conducting employee training and involvement programs; developing written OSHA required safety and health programs and complying with the recent changes to record keeping requirements. The cost includes a three-ring binder containing check list and monitoring system to help you prepare for an OSHA inspection.
Leadership Skills Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CTA Members: $119/person • Non-Members : $219/person LEADERSHIP SKILLS shows that the difference between leadership and management lies in the leader’s ability to inspire the will to excel. To spur people on to achieve their best through motivation and example.
Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CTA Members: $119/person • Non-Members : $219/person BE PROACTIVE IN PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY AGAINST VIOLATIONS. This hands-on interactive seminar provides training on the federal hours-of-service regulations and the proper use of driver logs. You’ll participate in a driver log review, learn to identify inaccurate entries, and establish a progressive disciplinary program for drivers. In addition, you’ll learn to find key issues that cause red flags to investigators, as well as receive an update on changes to the regulations.
Hazmat Certification Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CTA Members: $149/person • Non-Members : $249/person HAZMAT CERTIFICATION is hazardous material handling and certification for shippers, transporters and handlers. This basic course should be mandatory for all employees who are involved with hazardous materials. Employers must ensure that each employee is trained initially within 90 days of employment and recertified every 36 months. We will cover general requirements, hazmat tables, shipping papers, packaging, marking and labeling, placarding, loading, emergency response and security.
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CTA Events December
San Diego/Imperial Unit President's Night. Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Federal and State Hours of Service Seminar
Bay Area Unit President's Night & Holiday Gala, Il Fornaio, 1265 Battery St., San Francisco 94111, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sailing Through Your BIT Seminar
Drug and Alcohol Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training
OSHA in Trucking Seminar
Leadership Skills Seminar
WEBINAR: Natural Gas Trucking Engine and Funding Update, 11 a.m.
Federal and State Hours of Service Seminar
Hazmat Certification Seminar
Kern Unit Meeting, Hodel’s, 5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield, 93308
HazWaste Training Class, CTA Headquarters, 4148 E. Commerce Way, Sacramento 95834, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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63rd Annual Membership Conference, "The Voice Of Trucking," Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA. Join fellow CTA members at the 63rd Annual Membership Conference in beautiful Monterey and learn how you can make a difference and be a part of the voice of trucking by joining other CTA members when we talk to our state agencies and legislators. Additional sessions will include a state of the industry address by newly appointed President & CEO of ATA Chris Spear, speakers and panels on new and exciting technology in our industry, elements of trucking critical to commerce, and leadership behaviors.
AMC - TUFSOB Benefit Golf Tournament 2017, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Black Horse Golf Course , 1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA 93955. Proceeds from The TUFSOB (Truckers United Fraternity Super Offspring of the Boss) Golf Tournament go to build a scholarship fund that will make direct grants to children of those involved in the California trucking industry that are pursuing a higher education.
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Membership Milestones B
elow are CTA members celebrating a â€œmembership milestoneâ€? this month. Listed are the company names and their join date. Please reach out and congratulate these members for their dedication to the transportation industry.
Brannon Tire, 12/19/1995
TMT Enterprises, Inc., 12/31/1993
The Electric Guard Dog, 12/01/2011 Express Transpro, Inc., 12/01/2011 iix, 12/01/2011 Innovative Delivery Systems, 12/01/2011 Lily Transportation, 12/01/2011 Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc., 12/01/2010 DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC, 12/01/2009 I.T.L., Inc. - Irvin Family Partnership, LP, 12/01/2009 Bay City Express, Inc., 12/01/2006 Material Transport, 12/01/2006 Pilot Air Freight, 12/01/2006
11 - 19 Years All Cartage Transportation, Inc., 12/01/2004 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport, Inc., 12/01/2004 QSI, LLC, 12/01/2004 Armellini Express Lines, 12/01/2003 E & B Bulk Transportation, Inc., 12/01/2003 M. Paggen Trucking, 12/01/2003 Mex-Cal Truckline, 12/01/2003 Northern Lights Energy, Inc., 12/01/2003 LAX Freight Services, Inc., 12/01/2002 Suddath Relocation Systems, 12/01/2002 24/7 Specialized Transportation, Inc., 12/01/2001
Gee Agri Transport, Inc., 12/30/1995 Noble West Trucking Insurance, 12/21/1995 CC & M Truck Service, Inc., 12/16/1993 Jim Dobbas, Inc., 12/09/1992
26 Years Mutual Express, 12/26/1990
27 Years Consolidated Communications, 12/12/1989 Western Motor Carrier Safety Institute, 12/12/1989
28 Years Cross Petroleum, 12/27/1988 Interstate Truck Center, 12/31/1988 Robinson Enterprises, Inc., 12/12/1988 Sentinel Transportation - West Coast Region, 12/29/1988
29 Years Aeropres Corporation, 12/02/1987 Penske Truck Leasing, 12/14/1987
31 Years Bay Cities Produce, 12/04/1985 Classic Awards & Trophy Co., 12/04/1985 Diamondback Express, Inc., 12/21/1982 Lawrence M. Alegre Trucking, Inc., 12/20/1982 RLT, Inc., 12/20/1982
Sterling Pacific Meat Co., 12/01/2001
Great Dane Los Angeles, Inc., 12/07/1981
Wholesale Fuels, Inc., 12/01/2001
Biagi Bros., Inc., 12/01/2000
Bernard A. Wever Trucking, 12/14/1976
Forward Air, Inc., 12/01/2000
Second Harvest Food Bank, 12/01/2000
Pacer Cartage, Inc., 12/29/1975
D.H. Scott & Company, 12/01/1999
Rossi Transport Service, Inc., 12/01/1975
Garrett Johnson Transport, 12/01/1999
Napoleon Express, Ltd., 12/01/1999 Valley Bulk, Inc., 12/01/1999 California Career Schools, 12/21/1998 Central Valley Mobile, 12/31/1998 Kemgas, 12/30/1998 Lyons Magnus Foods, 12/14/1998 DiMare Fresh - Sacramento, 12/03/1997 Unistar Foods, Inc., 12/16/1997
20 - 25 Years Arrow Trucking Co. of California, Inc., 12/19/1996 California Cascade Building Materials, 12/10/1996
Comdata Regulatory Compliance Services, 12/15/1971
46 Years Pioneer Trailer Sales, 12/04/1970
54 Years Davidson Trucking, 12/19/1962
Thank You to These Members for Their Continued Support of CTA and the California Trucking Industry
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