Shannon Leigh, transportation manager for C.H. Robinson, said the company changed contracts and other documents to include the language effective Oct. 28.
“The goal is to help shippers avoid fines,” Leigh said, adding that C.H. Robinson has been working with CARB for years to make sure its equipment and clients are compliant. “Our intention is to ensure proper due diligence to minimize the risk for our grower-shippers”
click image to zoomCourtesy California Air Resources BoardThe California Air Resources Board has a variety of websites with information to help shippers, receivers and others understand their obligations under California state law. Effective Jan. 1, any shipper or receiver who hires a carrier to transport their produce must take measures to ensure that the refrigeration equipment is compliant with the California law -- even if the truck doesn't stop in the state but merely travels through it.