Going to California?

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  1. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    Hello folks. I am pondering whether or not to run in California. Traffic, low speed limits, crazy lefties, trucker un-friendly, crime, and oh, did I mention traffic? But let's face it, sometimes going there is a necessary evil because there is a lot of freight coming from and going there.

    But I am getting conflicting information, even from DMV people, about whether I can run there or not. My truck is a 2009 Columbia with the Series 60. I know this truck can't be registered there, but is it okay to run there? I am 90% sure that I CAN, but will it open up a can of worms down the line?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    I just saw today they may no longer go into the ports with 2007-2009 but no restrictions otherwise for a 2009 that I know of.
     
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  4. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

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    I run around California all the time. I don't have any problems. The speed limit thing is kind of a pain. But, not insufferable.
    I can't say about whether your 2009 will have any California issues. But, as far as running around there, I don't really find it significantly different than anywhere else.
     
  5. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    What are you driving?
     
  6. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    Really? Just those 3 years? That's kind of strange. Why not just say you can't go into the ports with anything older than a 2009?
     
  7. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    That's how the news article was written.
     
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  8. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    2009 doesn't qualify, but quite a few still run it. Why not just go to CARB and look at the rules?
     
  9. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    There are only two good things about trucking in California. The parking options while traveling through the state and taco trucks.
     
  10. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    I don't know anyone actually follows the speed limits. I run 59 and constantly being passed and rarely ever run up on anyone.
     
  11. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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