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August 24, 2016 — CRA Yard Party Hosted by RDO - Vermeer - Sacramento, CA, more...

September 13, 2016 — SFBA Yard Party Hosted by Ditch Witch - Newark, CA

October 16–18, 2016 — Northwest Rental Conference, Missoula, MT,

October 19–20, 2016 — CRA Board & Committee Meetings - Missoula, MT

November 3, 2016 — Inland Yard Party Hosted by Volvo Construction Services - Corona, CA

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

December 31, 2016 — RSIF Scholarship Applications are due, more...

January 29, 2017 — CRA Board & Committee Meetings - Las Vegas, NV

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

New Members - Associate

Trackunit, Inc.
Patrick DeWaard
700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL  60523
(630) 288-2403 
Atlas Copco Construction recently appointed Scott Carnell as president of its U.S. division. Carnell replaces Erik Sparby, who has accepted the role of general manager at Customer Center CR Greater China. Carnell will lead the company in growing each of its product lines, including construction tools, portable energy and road construction equipment, within the contractor, dealer and rental industries across North America. "Atlas Copco has always been committed to the success of this industry, which is also something I’m passionate about," Carnell said. "I look forward to driving that commitment and building our support network in North America even further."
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Makinex Construction Products continues to grow, launching new products into new industries and territories with new, experienced team members. They are happy to introduce a new National Sales Manager — Stuart Reynolds. Stuart has a plethora of industry knowledge and contacts, with 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has sold and been associated with brands such as Master Finish, Chapin, Marshalltown, Bartell and Easymix.
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The Scaffold & Access Industry Association is pleased to announce the 2016–18 Executive Committee. Each of the elected members brings a unique perspective, personality and vision for the association. "I'm excited to work with this lineup of the executive committee. They bring a nice diverse mix of the industry, as well as many years of knowledge and expertise. The SAIA will definitely benefit from this leadership." –SAIA Executive Director, Granville Loar
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Stephen Roy has been appointed president, Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) , effective September 1, 2016. Having held senior management positions in Volvo Financial Services and the Volvo Group’s North American commercial truck operations, in his new role Mr. Roy will be responsible for meeting the diverse needs of customers in North America and Latin America, strengthening Volvo CE’s market position in the region and boosting profitability.

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The Wacker Neuson Group is planning to open a new plant near Shanghai in China. Initially, compact excavators will be produced for the local market; further products will follow. It is planned that the first compact excavator should roll off the production line at the beginning of 2018. Wacker Neuson further extends its production capabilities in Asia and strengthens its local presence in China with the construction of a new production plant in Pinghu about 30 km from Shanghai.
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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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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of air compressors, generators and hydraulic hammers. They also serve customers with innovative vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. They develop products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. In the United States, Atlas Copco operates from 116 locations and employs more than 4,800 people.
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Once a quiet family-owned business, Graco Inc. has pioneered technology and equipment for a wide variety of fluid-handling applications and has become one of the world's premier manufacturers of fluid-handling equipment and systems. Graco offers a variety of equipment for the rental industry: fluid-handling equipment, paint sprayers, texture and fine finish equipment, pressure washers and pavement maintenance equipment.
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FTG Equipment Solutions, Inc. is the exclusive source for Rotair Air Compressors in the U.S. and Canada. In more than 91 countries around the globe, Rotair Air Compressors have distinguished themselves as products that can be depended upon for value, reliability and performance. FTG Equipment Solutions, Inc. offers the full line of Rotair diesel portable air compressors from 75-900 cfm and generators from 15-3400 kva for the rental industry.
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Sonsray Machinery is an authorized CASE CE dealer for sales, rentals, parts and services, plus other top brands in the industry. As a CASE dealer, Sonsray Machinery offers the full line of CASE heavy equipment to rent plus mechanical support. Sonsray can help you match the right equipment to your specific project, has attachments for all machines, plus all their equipment is backed by SONSRAY Machine Ready Support.
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Wolff offers powerful, high-quality machines and specialized tools for the removal and installation of all types of floor coverings and for subfloor preparation. Wolff's six different stripper machines make light work of floor removal. Powerful grinding and sanding machines and special machinery and tools prepare the floor and make installation easier and faster. In addition to Wolff's quality machine offering, customer service and support, machine maintenance and technical expertise are key components of their service.
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In Memory of Orlyn Senior of Made in the Shade Tent Rentals
Orlyn Senior (August 12, 1951 – May 4, 2016) was born and raised in Jamaica, where he attended a prestigious school that taught him about business. This led him to work in hotel management at a hotel in Jamaica until he ultimately moved to California and began his life-long career with tents. He brought his business know-how and organizational skills to the warehouse of Made in the Shade Tent Rentals in West Sacramento. Here, he spent 23 of the 25 years he spent working in the tenting industry for Nancy and Donald Vasquez. Senior was beloved by all who knew him; he was a devoted father, a good friend and an excellent employee. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him misses him dearly. He was full of love and laughter, and a vital part of the MITS family. We are proud to have had the opportunity to know him and to work along his side.
Arlen Stringfellow, long-time CRA member, friend, current associate board member and supporter, is on the long road to recovery after a seemingly routine medical procedure. Arlen is the Southern California manufacturer rep for EDCO and Ground Hog. For those interested in sending well wishes or cards, send them to 2261 Corine Way, Alpine, CA  91901, and check out his Go Fund Me page at
Especially during summer and fall, employers often encourage employees to participate in fitness activities or company picnics. But if an employee is injured at one of these events, your workers’ compensation might apply under the following conditions.
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Thank you to the generous Rental Services Industry Foundation (RSIF) contributors listed below. 

Doug Hanson, A-1 Rentals 
Don Cruikshank, AV Equipment Rentals 
Tony Beringer, Baker Equipment Rentals
Jerry Zagami, Clairmont Equipment Rentals
Roger Euliss, Equipment Synergy International
John Villarosa, Oakland Rentals

For information on how you can donate to RSIF, which helps provide scholarships to CRA members, employees and their children, visit the RSIF page on the CRA website.
State Urges Continued Water Savings as Statewide Rate Drops
The CalChamber Alert newsletter recently reported that the state of California is still urging residents to continue saving water. However, while one state water entity voiced concern about a decline in the statewide water savings rate, a second kicked off a campaign to make conservation a way of life.
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A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unfairly targets two classifications of employers, increases their costs and creates a competitive disadvantage by forcing them to recognize Thanksgiving as a "family holiday" and compensate all employees with double the regular rate of pay for work performed on that day awaits action by the Senate.
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A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that expedites the environmental review process for leadership projects meeting certain criteria passed the Senate this week. SB 734 (Galgiani; D-Stockton) streamlines development by creating an expedited California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review process for "leadership projects," which are selected by the Governor and which meet certain criteria, including a minimum financial threshold and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. In doing so, SB 734 encourages the expedited approval and construction of critical development and infrastructure projects while also ensuring that such projects meet robust environmental standards.
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Since the removal of restrictions on exporting U.S. crude oil in December 2015, the number of countries receiving exported U.S. crude has risen sharply. These exports have occurred despite a sustained narrow price premium of international crude oil prices over U.S. domestic crude oil prices, the many costs associated with arranging cargoes for export and falling U.S. crude production. In the first five months of 2016, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 501,000 barrels per day (b/d), 43,000 b/d (9%) more than the full-year 2015 average. This rate of growth is significantly slower than before the restrictions were lifted, when year-over-year growth from 2012 to 2013 was 100%, and then 162% from 2013 to 2014 (Figure 1). However, after the lifting of restrictions, the number and variety of destinations for U.S. crude oil exports has changed. So far in 2016, crude oil was exported to 16 different nations, six more than 2015 and double the number of destinations in 2014.
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Michael Lewis, of the CIAQC (Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition), recently submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) concerning the proposed amendments to the Statewide Portable Engines Registration Program Regulations (PERP) and Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Diesel Particulate Matter (ATCM). Click on "Learn More" to see his comments.
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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.
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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:
- Truck Events coming to a venue near you
- Buyer Beware Postcard
- Mobile TruckStop goes live!
- Small Business trucks receive 10,000 loans
- Don’t waste time and money: Diesel Filter Requirements
- Low Use & Low Mileage Work Truck Option Clarification
- All-New Off-Road Zone Goes Live!
- Diesel Compliance Classes and Webinars
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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.

What's New? Posted July 21, 2016:
Amended LSI Engine Fleet Requirements Regulation. On July 21, 2016, the Air Resources Board approved amendments to the Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) Engine Fleet Requirements Regulation. For more information regarding the amendments please see the rulemaking documents here.
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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: Political Support in the Work Place
CRA recently surveyed members about their policies and attitudes toward showing support for political issues and candidates in their workplaces. Here are the results.
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Paul Peterson from Oasis Rentals is the winner of the August Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Paul!
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
MMD Equipment
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.

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