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October 1, 2014
Vintage Territory & ARA of California Joint Meeting, hosted by Cal-West Rentals & Encore Events Rentals, Petaluma, CA more... 

October 14–15, 2014
CRA Board of Directors Meeting, Napa, CA

October 14, 2014

Gartland Award Committee Meeting, Napa, CA

October 23, 2014
Oktoberfest by The Construction Industry CPP Corona, CA more.. 

October 2628, 2014

Northwest Rental Conference Seaside, OR more...

December 3, 2014        
CRA Vintage Territory Holiday Party

December 4, 2014        
CRA San Francisco Bay Area Territory Holiday Party – Newark, CA

December 9, 2014        
CRA Tri-County Territory Holiday Party

December 10, 2014        
CRA Greater LA/Orange Territory Holiday Party – La Mirada, CA

December 11, 2014        
CRA Inland Territory Holiday Party – Corona, CA

January 2628, 2015
CRA Rental Rally, Las Vegas, NV

See CRA's Calendar page for more
information on our upcoming events.

CRA’s 2015 Equipment and Party Rental Rally Tradeshow will be held January 26–28 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center, a great venue with the convenience of having the convention center and hotel on the same property. Exhibit days are January 27–28.

CRA welcomes our newest exhibitors — see the following 12 articles for information about these new exhibitors. Click on "Learn More" for a complete list of tradeshow exhibitors.
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CRA's Rental Rally Tradeshow welcomes Alert Management Systems Corp., a leading supplier of Windows-based equipment rental systems to multi-store rental operations in the USA. Founded in 1976, 2013 marks their 37th year in business. Alert supports over 700 rental stores in 46 states across the US. Alert equipment rental software is also used in Canada, the Caribbean, and other countries. Alert is dedicated to providing superior customer service, informed by years of experience with many types of rental businesses, including general tool, heavy equipment, party, event, and multi-store regional and national rental operations.
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Providing a solution for every market, Barreto equipment is truly an industry exception. Their offerings range from the 712MT micro trencher — ideal for small applications such as dog fences and sprinkler lines — to the operator-friendly steerable trencher, to the ruggedly durable track trencher and stump grinder lines. In addition to tillers and trenchers, Barreto Manufacturing also offers log splitters and a range of trailers and accessories. Barreto manufactures over 80% of their components in-house to ensure quality and keep parts in stock for customers. No hassling with lead times or backorders. All equipment offered by Barreto Manufacturing is powdercoated in their state-of-the-art facility.
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Baseplan Software has specialized in software for equipment/asset management businesses. This focus has led to the creation of innovative and sophisticated software, which addresses the specific needs of such companies. Baseplan Software integrates with barcode technology, RFID, GPS tracking, fleet management hardware and many other value-add systems; provides mobile solutions with PDAs, iPhones and tablets; and provides a full range of professional services from business analysis and project management, to training, data conversion, customization and support.
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Innovation, customer proximity and local presence worldwide have allowed Haulotte Group to become a global manufacturer of people and material lifting equipment. With the acquisition of BilJax, the Haulotte product line has expanded to include scaffolds, trailer mounted boom lifts and event staging and seating.
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Established in 1990, California Portable Party Sales (CPPS), Inc. has over 35 years of experience. Originally founded by Phil Maxwell, CPPS, Inc. is still a family-owned and -operated business, with a corporate office located in Chino, California and warehouses in California, Washington, and Pennsylvania. CPPS carries tables, portable dance floors, chairs, pop-up canopies, heaters, and more. If you are a rental or hospitality business, or an event planner, and you want quality and reliability of product and service, CPPS, Inc. should be your first call.
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It is the mission of the nonprofit Crime Prevention Program of Southern California (CPP) to prevent and/or significantly reduce the theft of all types of construction equipment and the vandalism of construction jobsites. Our primary objective in accomplishing crime prevention is done through educating our members on what steps they can take to prevent their companies from becoming a crime victim. CPP provides law enforcement agencies with educational materials along with corporate security contacts, which are vital in recovering stolen construction equipment.
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Essex Equipment is proud to offer quality products and service. This enables every rental and purchase from Essex Equipment to become an investment. Essex is able to provide those specialty items and products from the hundreds of manufacturers that we represent, including Bobcat, Genie Lifts and Kubota. The company strives to maintain a high level of inventory and offer our vast resources to assist in the support of your endeavors.
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With 120 years of experience, Haulotte Group is THE specialist in lifting equipment. Haulotte Group always improves its techniques in order to meet its customers' needs. Discover an array of equipment such as vertical masts, scissor lifts and electric boom lift to reach difficult spaces.
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Founded in 1973, Multiquip is one of the largest, most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of world-class quality products and solutions for the construction, industrial, telecom, government, non-commercial, aerospace, entertainment, and oil & gas exploration markets. Multiquip's comprehensive product portfolio encompasses light to medium construction equipment, power generators and lighting. Servicing customers worldwide, Multiquip distributes its products in more than 70 countries through thousands of authorized distribution partners.
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PS Furniture prides itself on the ability to recycle or reuse nearly every part of our products. Whether we’re resurfacing tables or providing playground materials, PS Furniture is dedicated to providing environmentally friendly lifecycle solutions for our products. Since 1919, we’ve been building our business by building relationships with people. And it just so happens we also make furniture. Many of the products we’ve made are direct results through collaboration with people we’ve served. We manufacture most everything at our factory in Pennsylvania, so we’ll be happy to work with you to get you what you need as quickly as possible.
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Sullivan-Palatek started as Palatek Corporation Concept to supply engineering services to existing air compressor companies. The company now manufactures construction equipment, portable air compressors, and pneumatic tools. Sullivan-Palatek received the 2012 and 2013 Pillar of the Industry award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers by achieving Gold status for supporting the I Make America campaign.
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As a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions, Toro helps customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. We value the trust customers place in our people and our products and are proud to partner with many sites and events around the world. This includes St. Andrews Links in Scotland, the Wimbledon Championships, the Super Bowl Stadium, Rose Bowl, and Walt Disney World Resort - along with many other professional and collegiate venues.
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The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all businesses to send a letter to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. asking that he veto AB 1897, a "job killer" bill that imposes new liabilities on innocent businesses. "AB 1897 would expose virtually every employer in the state of California to liability and frivolous litigation for any wage and hour violations that a subcontractor may incur through negligence, through not understanding our complex labor laws in California," CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg says.
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Reductions in the maximum sulfur content of heating fuels in five northeastern states will likely result in higher demand for ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). On July 1, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island reduced the maximum allowable content of sulfur in heating oil to 500 parts per million (ppm) from 20,000–3,000 ppm. It is expected that heating oil meeting the 500 ppm specification will be blended from higher-sulfur heating oil and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), which has a maximum sulfur content of 15 ppm. The 500 ppm sulfur limit for heating fuel is an interim step in most Northeast states’ plans to reduce the acceptable maximum sulfur level to 15 ppm by mid-2016 (New Jersey) or during 2018.
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Joseph Vranich of the Irvine-based Principal of Spectrum Location Solutions commented about California’s business attractiveness ranking in a recent article on In a survey of site consultants published recently by Area Development Online, California lost its tenth place ranking. The new survey was interesting in that Georgia took over the top spot, with Texas moving to second place. States in the South and mid-South dominate the list because of their continuing momentum in business development. Also, some states in the Midwest are gaining positions as major players in the U.S. economic-development arena.
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The regulation requires diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions. Newer, heavier trucks and buses must meet PM filter requirements beginning January 1, 2012. Lighter and older, heavier trucks must be replaced starting January 1, 2015. By January 1, 2023, nearly all trucks and buses will need to have 2010 model year engines or equivalent. The regulation applies to nearly all privately and federally owned diesel-fueled trucks and buses and to privately and publicly owned school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds.

What's New:
Early Access to Economic Hardship and Agricultural Vehicle Extensions (September 12, 2014): Advisory MSC 14-13 provides early access to the economic hardship extension and compliance options for cattle trucks and other agricultural vehicles.
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The Truck and Bus Regulation will reduce diesel-exhaust emissions from privately owned and federal government diesel trucks and buses. Privately and publicly owned school buses have different requirements and do not need to be reported. This CARB site has the Truck Regulations Upload and Compliance Reporting System (TRUCRS).

Who Needs to Report for 2014?
• Small Fleet Option--Closed as of January 31, 2014
• PM Filter Phase-In Option--Closed as of January 31, 2014
• Agricultural Vehicle--Open January 2015 and closed thereafter
• NOx Exempt Area Operation--January 31 of any year
• Log Truck Phase-In--January 31 of any year until 2015
• Low-Use--January 31 of any year
• Low-Mileage Work Truck Option--January 31 of any year
Vehicle owners that already reported will need to update their vehicle and owner information as it changes. If you bought or sold vehicles from your fleet, installed filters, or upgraded engines on any of your vehicles you must report that information within 30 days of the change. If you reported for a mileage-based extensions such as the low-mileage construction truck extension, the agricultural vehicle extension, or the low-use exemption, you must report your vehicle's January 1 odometer reading by January 31 each year. Also, if you sell a vehicle that was using the extension, then you must report the ending odometer reading.
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The ARB's Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program were adopted into law in 1988 to control excessive smoke emissions and tampering from heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses. The regulations Title 13 CCR, sections 2180-2189 for HDVIP and Title 13 CCR, sections 2190-2194 for PSIP, which govern these programs, were last amended in 2013.

The HDVIP program requires heavy-duty trucks and buses to be inspected for excessive smoke and tampering and for engine certification label compliance. Any heavy-duty vehicle traveling in California, including vehicles registered in other states and foreign countries, may be tested. Tests are performed by ARB inspection teams at border crossings, CHP weigh stations, fleet facilities and randomly selected roadside locations. Owners of trucks and buses found in violation are subject to minimum penalties starting at $300 per violation.
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Owners or operators of portable engines and certain other types of equipment can register their units under the Air Resources Board's (ARB) Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) in order to operate their equipment throughout California without having to obtain individual permits from local air districts.

Portable Diesel Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure
On January 1, 2013, the Portable Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) fleet emission standards went into effect. The ATCM required owners of portable engines to submit a Fleet Compliance Report to the Air Resources Board by March 1, 2013. The next Fleet Compliance Report will be due March 1, 2017.

Changes to Fleets
The ATCM also requires owners to ensure the average PM emission level for their fleet does not fall out of compliance due to changes in the fleet. Owners of portable diesel engine fleets who are adding or removing engines are strongly encouraged to re-calculate their fleet average. Other changes, such as modifying a registration to be low-use or emergency only-use, can also affect the fleet emissions average.
We recommend that once you have completed the calculator, save it and update it any time your portable fleet changes. Diesel-engine owners submitting applications for PERP registration for the first time must include a Fleet Compliance Report. This includes transfer of existing registrations for engines you have purchased.

Effective July 1, 2014 - For initial registration into PERP, all diesel engines must meet the following certification tier levels:
• 50 to 74 bhp - Final Tier 4
• 75 to 174 bhp - Interim Tier 4
• 175 to 750 bhp - Final Tier 4
• Over 750 bhp - Interim Tier 4
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On July 26, 2007, the Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted a regulation to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from in-use (existing), off-road, heavy-duty diesel vehicles in California.

What's New? (posted August 1, 2014)
Exemptions and requirements for two-engine water-well drilling rigs during the Drought State of Emergency. On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in California due to severe state-wide drought. Guidance and answers to frequently asked questions for both in-state and out-of-state water-well drillers are now available.
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The small off-road engine (SORE) category consists of off-road, spark-ignition engines below 25 horsepower, including small utility equipment, lawn mowers and weed trimmers. This category does not include compression-ignition engines, watercraft or recreational vehicles. The following includes general information regarding small off-road engines and ARB's SORE program:
Small Off-Road Engines Fact Sheet and Certification Guidelines - Online access to relevant certification documents for manufacturers.
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This area of the Off-Road Mobile Sources website pertains to off-road, large spark-ignition (LSI) equipment greater than 25 horsepower, including farm, construction and industrial equipment, powered by gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other alternate fuels. Typical applications that use LSI engines include forklifts, specialty vehicles, airport service vehicles, large turf-care equipment, portable generators and a wide array of other agricultural, construction and general industrial equipment. The U.S. EPA has sole authority to control new farm and construction equipment under 175 horsepower.
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All diesel-fueled trucks, buses, trailers and transportation refrigeration units operating in California, including those based out of state, have requirements to reduce air pollution and improve the state's overall air quality.
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In December 2011 major amendments to the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation, which include delaying the first compliance date to no earlier than January 1, 2014, became effective. The changes to the regulation are reflected in the fact sheets, advisories and answers to frequently asked questions available on the Knowledge Center for the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation web page.
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Driving Toward a Cleaner California (DTCC) is a coalition of owner-operators, farmers, construction contractors and other business and community leaders committed to working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to craft a sensible truck and bus replacement rule that both cleans the air and keeps California's economy moving forward. However, we have to apologize -- with a high volume of news, we have been overwhelmed with keeping up with the latest industry news. Our staff will be working on getting you the latest updates. In the meantime, you may also visit our sister affiliate site for the latest on CARB, AB32, and any related news to the industry. Click on "Learn More" to access this site.
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