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CRA Calendar

June 30, 2016
– RSIF Scholarship Applications are due, more...

July 15 - 24, 2016 – Lake Tahoe, CA, Summer RV Campout

July 19-20 – Lake Tahoe, CA, CRA Committee & Board Meetings

August 24, 2016 – Sacramento, CA, CRA Yard Party hosted by RDO - Vermeer

September 13, 2016 – Newark, CA, SFBA Yard Party hosted by Ditch Witch

October 16-18, 2016 – Missoula, MT, Northwest Rental Conference, www.nwrentalconference.com

November 4, 2016 – Corona, CA, CRA Golf Tournament held at Eagle Glen Golf Club, more...

January 30 - February 1, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV, 2017 Rental Rally Trade Show at the South Point Casino Hotel Convention Center. See www.RentalRally.com for more information.

New Members - Associate
Rental Yard / AuctionTime.com
Lindsay Kant
120  W. Harvest Drive
Lincoln, NE  68521
(800) 247-4898

ClearView will continue to live on within AP Equipment Financing. We will continue to carry on the ClearView tradition of dedication, high-quality service, and professionalism with our new name; however, the ClearView name will no longer be used. Our team has not changed, in fact it has grown! And we want to assure you that everything you have come to love about ClearView will continue within AP Equipment Financing. Mike Arness, Clearview founder, stated, "We have worked tirelessly over the past three years to merge two amazing groups of professionals and systems. We are proud of what we have accomplished and strongly believe our combined efforts will provide a much better experience for all of our customers alike. I am proud to be a part of AP Equipment Financing and to carry on ClearView traditions within this organization."
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Vice President of Marketing Nick Fong stated, "The changes encompass a unification and strengthening of an approachable and empowering manner." Mr. Fong added, "Furthermore, the site has been built to meet our customers’ current demands and designed to account for future integrations with our back end system, allowing customers to view extensive account history."
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For over 30 years, Flagro has been manufacturing propane, natural gas and oil fired temporary heating equipment. A privately owned company, Flagro offers a wide spectrum of gas and oil related products to both businesses and consumers. Over the years, the Flagro heater product line has expanded to meet an ever increasing need for propane, natural gas and oil fired temporary heaters. Heaters currently offered range from 85,000 BTU/hr to 1,500,00 BTU/hr.
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Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) participated in OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, May 2-6, offering free Genie® marketing safety kits to support safety awareness and training initiatives in the aerial access industry. The Genie kits help employers talk directly to employees about safety, focusing on forthcoming changes in ANSI and CSA compliance and reinforcing the importance of standardized operator, inspection and maintenance training. The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of work at height best practices in construction applications.
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It’s full speed ahead when cutting through concrete slabs, asphalt, sewage pipes and more with the Hilti Hand-held gas saws DSH 700-X and DSH 900-X. These next generation saws incorporate an innovative technology called Easy Start that automatically sets the proper amount of choke for more first-pull starts. With Easy Start, there’s no need to worry about adjusting the choke—simply flip the switch "on" and pull the starter rope.
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Haulotte North America has appointed Steve Watts as the new Vice President of Sales for its Aerial Work Platform Division. Watts joins the company from Snorkel, where he most recently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and prior to that served as Vice President of Distribution Development.
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JCB’s Loadall has been one of the world’s most popular telescopic handlers for many years, leading the market with innovative design and engineering excellence. The Loadall has provided materials handling and lifting solutions for construction, agricultural and industrial markets for almost four decades. JCB recently celebrated the production of its 200,000th award-winning Loadall telehandler, a milestone in materials handling history.
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Creativity, innovation and design has come together, recently winning Makinex Construction Products’ Powered Hand Truck Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design. The revolutionary machine, the Powered Hand Truck, replaces the need for a forklift and has the potential to cut shoulder and back injuries in the workplace by 34%. The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140 kg (309 lbs). It provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads.
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Paladin Attachments, a leading manufacturer of coupler systems and attachment tools, has expanded its Bradco Pallet Fork offering to include new Walk-Thru Pallet Forks, featuring an open design that allows the operator to step through the frame upon entry and exit for safe access to the loader. The addition of the Walk-Thru Pallet Forks is in support of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing product versatility and reliable solutions to the markets it serves.
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CRA's 2017 Rental Rally Trade Show is scheduled for January 30 through February 1, 2017, at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. See the following articles about the latest exhibitors who have signed up for the show and the products they offer. Click on "Learn More" for more information about the show.
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Apex Rentals is an authorized Kubota Tractor dealer. They rent or sell various makes and models of the Kubota Tractor line, both new and used. They also service what they sell or you can buy authorized factory parts. They service the entire high desert inculding Victorville, Apple Valley, Adelanto, Phelan, Palmdale, and Lancaster. Their friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous staff is eager to assist you with your equipment needs.
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Billy Goat Industries, located outside of Kansas City, Missouri, is the premier manufacturer of specialty turf products with a reputation for innovation, productivity and quality. Started in 1967 as a subsidiary of Clipper Manufacturing, Billy Goat became independent in 1969. In May, 2015, the company was acquired by the Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Billy Goat Industries features a complete line of product solutions for residential, commercial and municipal needs serving rental, contractor and retail markets.
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The mission of Allegiant Partners Incorporated is to provide fast, flexible, and knowledge-based financing, sourcing and other equipment solutions for small businesses. Allegiant uses top human talent and technology to develop creative, mutually beneficial and profitable programs for businesses within targeted industries.
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First Capitol Auction, Inc. attributes much of their success to the relationships they have built and maintained with government agencies, contractors, and lenders. Their innovative marketing and advertising campaigns are designed to serve their customers. They strive to understand buyers, sellers, and prevailing market conditions thoroughly in order to maximize the sales value of our clients’ goods. The majority of their auctions are conducted at their Vallejo facility, strategically located so as to serve both the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater Sacramento metropolitan area.
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Industrial Forklifts is the Master Distributor for Heli industrial forklifts and Donkey truck carried forklifts. Producers of forklift equipment since 1958, Heli is the largest manufacturer of material handling equipment in China, and is rated one of the top 10 largest in the world. Headquarters for the material handling equipment group is located in Anhui Province in the city of Hefei, with R&D, manufacturing and export operations at this location. The factory is ISO-9001 and 14001 certified. Forklifts carry both CE and ANSI B56.1 ratings. Heli forklifts have capacities ranging from 3,000 lbs. to 36,000 lbs. The Donkey Truck Carried Forklift is manufactured by K.C. Ensor Quality Corporation at its manufacturing facilities in Denver, CO. Quality began manufacturing of the Donkey in 1987 and builds forklifts in capacities from 3,000 Lbs. to 5,000 Lbs. at 24" Load Center. Quality also makes the Burro, 3,000 Lb. capacity "walk-behind" truck carried stacker. The Donkey is known for its low weight, faster travel speeds, ease of operation and simple design.
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Auctioning and bidding on equipment has never been easier or more cost effective. Powered by MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, and TruckPaper.com, AuctionTime.com brings together buyers and sellers to move equipment at auction values. Sellers list equipment on AuctionTime.com for a low flat fee. Bidders pay no buyers fees whatsoever. The result is savings for everyone. Auction listings appear in AuctionTime.com's searchable, user-friendly interface. The site lets visitors access listings from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike conventional auctions, bidders can discuss specifics about the auction pieces with the actual seller, or go see the actual machine themselves. Auctions come to an end each Wednesday with live bidding open every Tuesday at 9 am central and proxy bidding open 7 days prior to auction end time.
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TSO Mobile is an innovative leader in Mobile Resource Management and logistics products and services. Established in 2002, TSO Mobile has a continuing striving record of providing cutting-edge web-based software solutions to commercial and consumer markets. TSO Mobile is an industry leader with key partnerships with manufacturers, digital cartographers, software developers, wireless data providers and product distributors. Listening to customer's unique needs sets TSO Mobile apart and brings a performance advantage to all technology products and services provided.
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In Memory of Raymond Andrew Burns
Raymond A. Burns "Ray" died on May 24, 2016 in Idaho Falls, ID. He was 84 years old. Raymond was the founder and owner of Gem State Rentals for 40 years. He loved working in the community and serving his neighbors. He was active in the American Rental Association (ARA) for 58 years where he served as President. He was also President of the American Rental Dealer Insurance or ARDI. Laird Burns, Raymond's son, is a former CRA Board Member.
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Patricia Sarris, CRA Chairman of the Board, announced the results of the recent board elections. Officers elected to a one-year term are: John Grill, President; Jeff Roberts, Vice President; Rusty Parr, Treasurer; and David Dworschak, Secretary. Directors elected to serve a 3-year term, beginning July 2016 are Kathryn Mitchell, Alex DuBose, Richard Briggs, Kali Sarris, and Paul Peterson. Elected to serve a one-year term as Associate Directors are: John Frantz, Arlen Stringfellow, and Allen Buck. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our newly-elected officers. Their dedication and hard work are most appreciated!
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CRA’s thoughts and prayers go out to CRA Board Member, Arlen Stringfellow and his family. Arlen, a long time CRA member / vendor has been hospitalized following complications from kidney stone treatment for the last three weeks. While he is still in the intensive care unit, he is showing improvement.
Thank you to the generous RSIF donors listed below.
Paul Arbon, U-Rent, Inc.
David Dworschak, Don’s Rental, Inc.
Craig Martin, Capital Rubber Co., Ltd
Gary Meadors, Skyjack, Inc.
George Speicher, AEI Corp.
Michael Sutliff, The Rental Place
Major Changes Effective January 1, 2016
On October 3, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 529 (Vehicles: motor carriers: inspections and fees – AKA: BIT Reform bill) sponsored by Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal. The bill was supported by all major trucking associations in California including the California Construction Trucking Association. AB 529 will significantly alter the Biennial Inspection of Terminal (BIT) program and how motor carriers are prioritized for a terminal inspection. For starters, the program will be called the Basic Inspection of Terminal program. The intent behind reforming the BIT program is to allow CHP to more closely target its limited human resources (inspectors) to focus on unsafe motor carriers. Bluntly, if you’ve always received a satisfactory terminal rating, chances are you will always get a satisfactory rating so why should you continually face a terminal inspection? You won’t as long as your crash history and safety data from all inspections indicates good safety management practices are in-place.
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Workers’ compensation insurers and some self-insured employers have employees who examine claims after they are submitted for payment. In workers’ compensation, benefits are mandated by law, so examiners who work for workers’ compensation insurers review a claim to ensure it meets the law’s definition of a compensable work-related claim. If a claim meets that definition, the examiner will review it to ensure claimants receive any lost-time benefits due to them.
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How to Apply New Federal Overtime Rule to Outside Salespeople
Does the new federal salary requirement apply to our outside salespeople who receive a monthly salary? No. Neither federal nor California law require the payment of either minimum wage or overtime for an outside salesperson position that meets certain duties tests. The federal overtime rule taking effect on December 1, 2016 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to the Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions that are subject to a salary basis test.
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Three of 14 bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job creators are still alive following the June 3 deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. Moving into their second houses are:
• SB 1069 (Wieckowski; D-Fremont) Increases Housing Supply: Creates and expedites additional housing supply by streamlining the permitting process for Accessory Dwelling Units. Assigned to the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and Assembly Local Government Committee; no hearing date set.
• AB 2664 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) Increased Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Makes it easier to establish a business by expanding capacity and increasing access to the University of California (UC) and Berkeley National Laboratory to their innovation and entrepreneurship centers, which provide incubator space, legal services, entrepreneur training and more for researchers and other individuals looking to develop innovative solutions. In Senate Rules awaiting policy committee assignment.
• SB 936 (Hertzberg; D-Van Nuys) Loan Access: Encourages creation of small businesses by expanding their access to loans, which helps them grow. Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee hearing June 21.
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Only four job killer bills subject to the June 3 deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced have moved on to the second house. The remaining four subject to the deadline were stopped or amended on the Assembly Floor. The deadline was waived for a fifth bill before amendments led to the California Chamber of Commerce removing the job killer tag while remaining opposed.
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The United States added 34 million barrels (6%) of working crude oil storage capacity from September 2015 to March 2016, the largest expansion of commercial crude oil storage capacity since EIA began tracking such data in 2011 (Figure 1). At the same time, reported weekly U.S. commercial crude inventories have increased by more than 72 million barrels (16%) since September, which implies crude oil storage capacity utilization at a record high of 74% for the week ending June 3.
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Small Off-Road Engines (SORE)
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.

What's New: May 13, 2016 - Draft changes to the SORE evaporative emission regulation.
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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. The following sections will assist you with the PERP registration process and present facts on the Portable Diesel Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM).

New! Please review the Regulatory and Enforcement Advisory and its related Q&A regarding the upcoming amendments to the 2017 and 2020 Portable Diesel Engine ATCM fleet average emission standards.

New! Please fill out the Engine Usage Survey Template to assist PERP staff in building an emissions inventory for portable diesel engines operating in California.
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This page is a convenient place to get all the needed information about: the Diesel Rule QuickGuide, financial assistance, where to get filters, Multi-Regulation Summary (MRS), Factsheets and upcoming deadlines.

New and Trending: Mobile TruckStop goes live, small business trucks receive $10,000 loans, diesel filter requirements, low use and low mileage work truck option clarification, all-new off-road zone goes live, diesel compliance classes and webinars, diesel rule quick-guide walkthrough.
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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.

A fleet average calculator for small fleets has been made available for public use. The small fleet average calculator is for small-sized, off-road fleets (2,500 or less total horsepower) and covers all compliance years. The calculator is available here. Fleet owners utilizing the calculator are advised to first read the User Guide in order to familiarize themselves with the calculator.
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The regulation requires diesel trucks and buses that operate in California to be upgraded to reduce emissions. Lighter and older, heavier trucks must be replaced starting Jan. 1, 2015. By Jan. 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.
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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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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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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).
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In December 2011, major amendments to the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation 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. Categories of information found on this page include: Requirements in Effect Now; Enforcement and Regulatory Advisories; Free Training Seminars; and Frequently Asked Questions.

Requirements in Effect Now - Enforcement and Regulatory Advisories
Advisory 377: Limits on Idling
Advisory 378: Dealer/Seller Disclosure
Advisory 391: Written Idling Policy
Advisory 394: Reporting Vehicles
Advisory 12-02: Annual Reporting for Large Fleets Due March 1, 2012
Advisory 12-08: New Labeling Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2013
Advisory 12-25: On-Road Vehicles with Two Engines Were Required to Report by March 1, 2012 (This is an updated version of the old advisory 12-02 B)
Advisory 14-1: Enforcement of the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation (Revision of Mailout# MSC 13-25)
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Survey Results: Rental Rates
With the increasing costs of doing business in today's economy, CRA asked members to take a survey about rental rates. Here are the results.
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Mick Woodwards from Lakewood Rent-All in Lakewood, CA, is the winner of the June Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Mick!
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