At the March 2012 Executive & Policy Committee Meetings in Sacramento, the Board of Directors for the California Trucking Association approved the staff recommended State Transportation Policy Guideline.
The Guideline serves not only as CTA official policy, but also as a building block in order for our association to advocate for the maintenance and upkeep our California's roadway facilities. California is facing a severe infrastructure crisis, and CTA stands ready to work with the public sector and other private sector advocates in order to ensure that California's goods movement system can continue to thrive.
According to the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials, 2/3 of all California roads are rated either poor and mediocre. Without significant action to address this problem California's roads will continue to deteriorate at a rapid pace, costing taxpayers more and more with each passing year. CTA calls on all transportation policies to work together on funding our growing maintenance needs.
As a general policy statement, the Board of Directors approved the following:
The California Trucking Association supports fair and equitable transportation policies and funding decisions that are aimed at:
1. Making goods movement a significant priority in California;
2. Increasing efficiencies on our transportation infrastructure system in order to boost economic growth, limit congestion, and mitigate environmental concerns.
3. Improving safety related projects and programs;
4. Prioritizing first road rehabilitation and maintenance by identifying secured funding sources;
5. Supporting efforts to limit vehicle miles traveled for single occupant, private passenger vehicle trips;
6. Dedicating revenues generated by commercial motor vehicles to highway related purposes.
The Department of Motor Vehicle's (DMV) annual Motor Carrier Industry Meeting is scheduled for June 1st and will be held at the Department of General Services' office (Ziggeraut Building) located at 707 3rd Street, West Sacramento. The following agencies are expected to present DMV, California Highway Patrol, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Board of Equalization, California Air Resources Board and Caltrans. More information will be sent to CTA members in the coming days. Be sure to mark your calendar for this meeting.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles and CTA are teaming up to remind carriers who are subject to Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) fees to make sure they pay their UCR fees or could be subject to enforcement for non-payment of fees. In the coming weeks DMV will be sending out notices to carriers whose fees have lapsed and will be reminding them of what they owe.
The UCR program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with a UCR participating state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. The UCR fee structure and other related information is located on the UCR website www.ucr.in.gov.
Included in the mailing from DMV will be a printout indicating the power units and drivers reported by the applicable company to FMCSA and a UCR application. Carriers who receive the notice are advised to complete the UCR application and return it in the enclosed envelope along with the appropriate fees. You may also pay fees online at www.ucr.in.gov.
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