On November 13th, the California Highway Patrol dropped their final rule mandating Electronic-on-Board (ELD) recorders for hours-of-service compliance for California only motor carriers. The effective date of the rule for effected motor carriers is January 1, 2024. As soon as the final rule was published, the Association began to receive calls from members who were […]
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About Joe Rajkovacz
Joe Rajkovacz is presently the Director of Governmental Affairs and Communications. He joined the association in 2012 after having spent six years as Director of Regulatory Affairs of another trucking association. Prior to that, Mr. Rajkovacz spent 29 years as an active trucker and owner-operator.
Mr. Rajkovacz has extensive experience working with many government agencies and non-governmental organizations such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), California Air Resources Board (CARB), US EPA, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). He is also a frequent guest on Sirius XM Radio’s Road Dog trucking (channel 147).
Mr. Rajkovacz attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Entries by Joe Rajkovacz
After years of our members being legally extorted by trial lawyers for actual and alleged non-compliance with California meal & rest break (MRB) rules, in 2018, the WSTA was the first organization to petition the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to pre-empt California from enforcing its MRB rule on truck drivers subjected to hours-of-service […]
Opening Salvo in Legal Filings: WSTA et al v. US EPA Currently, there are three legal challenges to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations mandating the sale of only zero-emissions trucks and that fleets can only add zero-emissions trucks to their fleet, the WSTA has two of those legal challenges. Below is a brief […]
Members already being misinformed In mid-July the WSTA responded to the latest modification of the California Highway Patrol’s rulemaking to mandate electronic logging devices (ELD’s) for hours-of-service (HOS) compliance of motor carriers/drivers operating only within the state. The 15-day notice issued by CHP only dealt with correcting some technical language, not any modifications to their […]