California Trucking Association (CTA) member conferences are organized for members that represent specialty areas of the commercial transportation industry. CTA staff will often seek the advice of the various conferences when legislative or regulatory issues arise that would affect these unique segments of the industry.
If your company is represented by one of the conferences listed and describe below, and you would like to learn more about how to participate, please contact Eric Sauer at 916-373-3564 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hay & Forest Carriers Conference:
The Hay & Forest Carriers Conference represents carriers that are actively engaged in hay hauling and forest product hauling issues within the State of California. Due to the complex load securement issues facing these segments of the industry, CTA staff members will often seek the counsel of the members of this conference when facing potential regulatory changes that could alter their ability to haul these unique products.
Heavy Specialized Conference:
The Heavy Specialized Conference represents the members of CTA that haul the commercial and industrial equipment needs around California. The permitting requirements of the state and the size and weight restrictions on the roadways are often the biggest issues facing these carriers as the assist in developing California’s construction and infrastructure development projects forward.
Petroleum Tank Truck Carriers Conference:
Perhaps one of the most regulated segments of the trucking industry is commercial petroleum hauling that is necessary to move our state’s fuels to their points of development, processing, and purchasing. Hazardous materials regulations are constantly changing on the state and federal level, and members of the Petroleum Tank Truck Carriers Conference are updated on a regular basis by CTA staff on the latest developments. Safety and human resource regulations such as hours of service, and meal and break requirements are also policy concerns that affect members of this conference.
Refrigerated Carriers Conference:
Refrigerated carriers face a wide variety of regulatory burdens ranging from retrofitting requirements on truck refrigeration units from the California Air Resources Board to food safety concerns. The California Trucking Association’s Refrigerated Carriers Conference has been on the front lines of communicating the industry’s concerns and policy ideas with the regulatory agency leaders and staff. Members are often sought for counsel on how regulatory developments will affect their business model.
Agricultural Carriers Conference:
California’s agricultural industry is known around the world for its importance to our nation’s economic strength. Agricultural products represent a large percentage of the freight that is hauled within our state’s borders and to our state’s major port facilities. As such, agricultural haulers often face rapidly evolving policy concerns such as load securement issues, food safety regulations, workplace safety requirements, and environmental compliance.
Allied Members Conference
The companies that service motor carriers in California serve a vital role in ensuring freight moves on our state. The Allied Members Conference represents companies that offer parts and accessories, diesel engines, insurance, registration services, telecommunications, and a variety of other products and services. Members of the Allied Conference meet on a regular basis to discuss new sales and networking opportunities that are available within the trucking industry at large. With the assistance of this conference, the California Trucking Association is also able to offer its members a variety of exclusive discounts and services.
Intermodal Carriers Conference
The intermodal segment of the trucking industry ensures that the imports and exports entering and leaving our state can move efficiently to our state’s rail and port facilities. The Intermodal Carriers Conference is an active group within the California Trucking Association, representing members in both Northern and Southern California. Port facility turn times, employee classification issues, environmental concerns, and other regulatory requirements are just a small sample of the issues that face the intermodal carriers.
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