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Flatbed Shipping California [CA]

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The trucking industry is so important to California flatbed shipping of all services. All the states industries and services are highly dependent on the trucking industry to move items from point A to point B including works in progress, finished goods and agricultural goods.

Many of the challenges in California for flatbed trucking companies in this currently transformative time include advancements in technology, regulations, shortage of drivers and the demands on infrastructure repairs and updates.

The trucking industry in California accounts for less than 5 percent of vehicle miles and is currently contributing 20 percent of the annual taxes collected by the state. California ranks sixth in the nation in the amount of taxes and fees collected for road use.

The states agricultural output from harvesting to processing heavily rely on rural roads and the major agricultural highways to move these goods. These roads are just as important and vital to the logistics in moving the goods as are the interstate highways.

Issues and challenges include hours of service, compliance safety and accountability, driver shortage and retention, electronic logging mandate, truck parking, and fuel supply and prices. The maximum hours that drivers can spend actively driving on the road has been reduced from 82 hours to 70 hours with many other daily and weekly restrictions. Minimum breaks, and duty periods are mandated.

Truck drivers show that their earnings are reduced and the ability to deliver on schedule is impacted. These changes lead to lost production and increased costs to the shippers flatbed freight rates.

All these mandates and regulations will be tracked using the electronic logging mandate. In the quest to limit the number of hours a driver drives there are considerations to keep in mind: Loading and unloading, inspecting and repairing the truck, completing paperwork, waiting to enter port terminals, etc.

The demand for safe parking far exceeds the capacity currently available. The current rest areas were designed for short term stays, but are currently being utilized for longer stays to adhere to regulations. To alleviate this parking issue funding is provided for rest areas with parking, parking areas adjacent to truck stops, privately provided truck parking on the national highway system, construction of turnouts, upgrading seasonal parking so they can remain opened year-round, and improvements to access existing parking.

The highway system in CA has reached capacity raising a red flag in the states ability to meet these impending needs for efficient and safe transportation of all dry van and flatbed shipping.

Other areas that need to be addressed include the poor signage in urban areas. Misinformation continues to haunt drivers, law enforcement, and municipalities when seeking access to food and shelter and basic safety. Collaboration in these urban areas between municipal governments, transportation managers, industry stakeholders and law enforcement are greatly needed.

Oversize load trucking companies and heavy haul trucking companies face many strictly enforced regulations to be able to transport their loads within the boundaries of the law.

Down The Road: The California State administration has said that this funding proposal aligns with the state’s environmental and climate change goals. It dramatically increases funding for transit, bike and pedestrian projects compared to past transportation funding measures and prioritizes maintenance over new highways. That’s good policy that makes wise investments in California’s future.