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CRA Calendar
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...

Save these dates for CRA's Holiday Parties!
  • December 6, 2016 - SFBA Holiday Party at Buca di Beppo, Palo Alto, CA
  • December 7, 2016 - Vintage Holiday Party at Cattlemen's, Petaluma, CA
  • December 13, 2016 - Tri-County Holiday Party, location TBD
  • December 14, 2016 - GLAO Holiday Party at Northwoods Inn, La Mirada, CA
  • December 15, 2016 - Inland Holiday Party, location TBD
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
Orec America, Inc.
Brett Masker
19428 66th Ave. S., Ste. Q-102
Kent, WA  98032
(425) 988-6200

Temporary Shelter Specialists
Peter McVey
W6357 Design Dr. Suite D
Greenville, WI  54942
(800) 924-5122

Wanco, Inc.
Bill Brewer
5870 Tennysen Street
Arvada, CO 80003
(800) 972-0755
In 2010, Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar entered into a strategic alliance that saw Wacker Neuson developing and producing mini hydraulic excavators under three tons operating weight exclusively for Caterpillar at its production plant in Hörsching, Austria. Initiated by Caterpillar, both parties have today agreed to end their strategic alliance as of May 31, 2018. Caterpillar plans to manufacture and market its own mini hydraulic excavators in the future. Wacker Neuson will continue to manufacture selected mini excavator models until end of 2019 as part of an ongoing OEM supply relationship.
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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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Corniver Technologies, Inc. offers Vibratory Rollers, Ride-on, Single Drum, 40", 48" & 55". The company also offers Cold Planers and Milling Machines, Paving & Materials Production, Trench Rollers, Sheepsfoot Rollers or Padfoot Rollers, Pneumatic Tire Rollers, Vibratory Plate Compactors, Single Smooth Drum Vibratory Rollers, Earthmoving, Underground Construction Vibratory and Walk-Behind Rollers.
Marksman Manufacturing is a complete source for trailers, including manufacturing, parts and service. Special sizes and capabilities are available for every application. Custom trailers can be built to fill your needs.
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ReachLocal offers a total digital marketing system combined with expert service to help you reach more local customers online. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, ReachLocal has offices across the globe. Whether you're a small business, franchise or a multi-location company, ReachLocal can help you with lead generation to increase your customer base, optimize your marketing and grow your bottom line.
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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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Wanco offers a comprehensive assortment of traffic safety products. Our quality, engineering and selection have made us the industry leader for 25 years. Choose from message signs and arrow boards, speed devices, law enforcement products and much more.
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The Woodward Group, located in Glendora, California, offers tables, tabletop, kwik-covers, glass caddy, chairs, umbrellas & guides and dance floors. Contact the company at (626) 335-6045,

New Members - Rental Centers
Blue Dot Lighting
Dave Cortez
13141 Windsor Ln.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(818) 806-7853
The CRA Member Benefits Committee is happy to announce a new benefit for its members. Now members can now get discounted auto parts through O'Reilly Auto Parts. Committee members worked long and hard to facilitate this member-only benefit program, which can help each and every CRA member with group pricing on auto parts and supplies. Call the CRA office at 916-992-4222 to find your area's O'Reilly representative, who will assist you in enrolling in this new program. Visit O'Reilly's website ( for a preview of their products.
CRA's Second Annual Golf Tournament will be held on November 4, 2016, at Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, California. Proceeds will go to CRA’s Rental Services Industry Foundation (RSIF). RSIF is a qualified 501c3 foundation, providing scholarships to employees and owners of member rental centers and member vendors. It also has the purpose of providing emergency assistance in the case of disasters. This event would not be possible without the help of our sponsors and we would like to recognize them and thank them for their participation! See the CRA website for more information about the tournament and plan to join the fun!
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Thank you to the generous Rental Services Industry Foundation (RSIF) contributors listed below. 

Rob Shipley, F & B Rentals, Inc.
Jack Garrett, West LA Trailer & Equip. Rentals, Inc.
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.
19 Job Killer Bills Fall to CalChamber Opposition
The CalChamber Alert newsletter recently reported that 19 of 24 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce were stopped before the 2016 legislative session came to a close on August 31, thanks to concerted efforts of CalChamber, local chambers and the business community. Many job killer bills were the focus of rigorous debate and controversy. Below is a recap on the highest profile job killer bills that were still active in the last two weeks of session.
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The California Chamber of Commerce reported that the U.S. economic output has slowed to a crawl over the last three quarters—averaging less than a 1% pace of growth compared to 3% in the previous six quarters. Despite these disappointing results, prognosticators of the economy have, for the most part, not reduced their growth outlook for the nation by much. Most are still looking for rates in the 2% to 2.5% range.
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This article by Gary Toebben, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, appeared recently on foxandhoundsdaily and deals with some of the bills still before Governor Brown that would affect the business community.
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Starting on October 13, 2016, the Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. total commercial crude oil inventory weekly data series will no longer include lease stocks. This change reflects our understanding that lease stocks are not yet available for commercial use and that in many cases operators do not count them as production until they are transferred off of the lease via pipeline, rail or trucks to tank farms for storage. Click on "Learn More" to see the full report.
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VICTORY ALERT: SB 1387 Fails to Pass!
SB 1387 (de Leon), a bill that would have added three additional state-appointed seats to the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board, failed to pass out of the Assembly yesterday and is dead! BizFed was part of a massive statewide coalition that advocated tirelessly against this bill. The coalition consisted of more than 100 organizations, and more than a third of these organizations were BizFed members! Thank you to all who helped on this issue, your efforts truly made a difference!
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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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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: Security
CRA recently surveyed members about their workplace security systems. Here are the results.
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Victor Lewis from Lewis Rents is the winner of the September Survey Raffle. Congratulations, Lewis!
EPIC Brokers
EDCO, Inc.
MMD Equipment
Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc.

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