Commercial Truck Wheel Alignment

Commercial Truck Wheel Alignment

C&M Motors is excited to announce the arrival of our newest piece of equipment at our Vista location. The Hunter 670HD heavy duty truck wheel alignment machine.

We can now perform multi-axle alignments quickly and more accurately than ever. Hunter’s DSP760T heavy-duty alignment sensors reduce setup time and provide accurate alignment readings.

It sees all six sensors live to measure alignment angles and diagnose tire wear conditions, all designed to get the maximum mileage from you tires and suspension.

If you have a truck that has abnormal tire wear, or was in a minor collision, let C&M make sure the alignment is correct and all the wheels and tires are balanced properly. Both procedures will extend the life of the tires and help reduce wear on the suspension components.  We also offer a complete collision center if the unfortunate larger accident has occurred, and once repairs are completed, we will make sure the alignment is spot on. Our Vista location is easy to reach and is ready to address all your commercial truck repairs. Also make sure to check out our online store for your belts and filters as well as cool custom gear for your Hino truck. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vista or our National City location.

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

How California’s New CARB Regulations on Refrigerated Trucks May Affect You

How California’s New CARB Regulations on Refrigerated Trucks May Affect You

After several years of development, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed and passed several new environmental regulations on refrigerated trucks that may have a significant impact on the industry.  The first of these regulations come into effect in December 2022.  If you or your company operates reefers on the West Coast, you need to start taking action now to ensure you remain in compliance!

What You Need To Know About California Regulations And CARB Compliant Trucks

I. Why new regulations?

For years, there had been concerns about the amount of emissions generated by refrigerated trucks, as well as questions about the impact of the refrigerant being used.  The key issue was that, unlike standard trucks, reefers had to remain running at all times while loaded.  This could potentially result in trucks sitting idle for hours, waiting to be loaded/unloaded, releasing more greenhouse gases than the average truck.

So, CARB, California’s state body regulating air quality, decided to step in and address the issue.

II. What will the new CARB regulations accomplish?

The new CARB regulations have a single long-term goal: that all reefers in California will be zero emissions by the year 2029.  This does give shippers and independents a lot of time to prepare, but it won’t happen all at once.  The new regulations will be rolled out year by year.  Planning will help you stay in compliance across the next decade.

And to be clear: these regulations will apply to all reefers operating in California, regardless of where they are registered or headquartered.

III.  What are the first milestones for CARB-compliant trucks?

To get started, you should be looking to the end of 2022, as well as 2023.

In December 2022:

  • All newly manufactured reefers – both trucks and trailers – must use low-emissions refrigerant or no refrigerant at all.  If refrigerant is used, it must have a global warming potential no higher than 2,200.
  • New reefer models must also lower particulate emissions, in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 final off-road particulate matter emission standard for 25-50 hp engines.

In December 2023:

  • Owners of reefer trucks must report all trucks operating in California to CARB, pay fees, and attach stickers demonstrating their CARB compliance.
  • Owners with older reefers must upgrade at least 15% of their fleet to be zero emissions and continue to do so until all trucks are upgraded by 2029.

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These regulations may sting, but they’ve become an unavoidable cost of doing business in California.  To learn more about your options in CARB-compliant trucks, contact us at C&M Motors.

Keeping Businesses on the Move

Keeping Businesses on the Move

As we are all aware, 2020 was a tumultuous year…one that most of us would rather not repeat. Many businesses have been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic and some are struggling just to stay afloat.

At C&M Motors, we are looking at ways to help our local businesses with their transportation needs but in a creative and less costly ways. For many, it is imperative to have transport trucks to move goods to market, but the cost of a new truck may not be possible right now.

With that concern in mind, we have increased our inventory of quality, newer used trucks and are outfitting them for customers so they can continue to provide their services without the burden of a new truck loan or lease. All our trucks are inspected by trained technicians, made road-worthy and are backed by our maintenance team. Many are eligible for an extended warranty through the manufacturer, Hino.

Used Trucks Customized to Your Needs

Our used inventory is largely comprised of medium duty trucks which we can configure with racks, lifts, and other customizations to meet your transportation needs. If you need something special, whether it is a particular size truck body or special shelving inside your box truck for organization, we can make that happen.

We are hopeful with the vaccination process beginning, we will see the end of the pandemic soon. We are working hard to bring you creative solutions to bridge the gap until we resume normal business activities.

We wish you a safe and prosperous 2021 and encourage you to contact us for any of your trucking needs.

Why C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a more personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs. Sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.

Give us a call to learn more.

 

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

San Diego Businesses – We Thank You!

San Diego Businesses – We Thank You!

While the coronavirus is suspending our active lifestyles and challenging many businesses to survive, the city of San Diego is working hard to keep residents and businesses informed and safe. C&M Motors is doing our part on a daily basis as well.

San Diego Businesses Step Up

While the coronavirus took everyone by surprise, leaving us unprepared for the current state of emergency, many local business owners are finding ways to survive. From increasing hand sanitizers to working tirelessly to keep our stores stocked with essentials, companies are stepping up safety and sanitation policies to be able to continue to provide necessary products and services to consumers

Supporting Our Community

We are extremely fortunate to have supermarkets stocked with meat, dairy, and fresh produce. Restaurant owners are re-inventing themselves with exclusively take-out menus. Our local business owners are working hard to raise the bar on sanitation and safety while continuing to bring us the food and essentials we need to be able to shelter-in-place.

A Big “Thank You” from C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving greater San Diego area industries like food and beverage, floral, and general freight delivery since 1982. We are working with the local businesses to make sure they have the trucks necessary to meet their transportation needs. We sanitize all our trucks before pickup or delivery. We feel extremely fortunate to be working with many of these business owners for decades.

We want each and every business in the San Diego area to know that we are here to help you. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to further assist with your transportation needs. We appreciate all that you are doing and want to assist you in all your efforts.

Sales, service and maintenance, rentals, collision, fabrication, parts, and emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.

Give us a call to learn more.

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

 

2020 CARB regulations will be taking many trucks off the road by end of year. Are you ready? We can help!

A Wide Range of Available Rentals at C&M Motors

No matter what, when, and how much you are planning to transport, C&M Motors has a truck ready for your immediate rental. We have been supplying businesses with truck rentals for over 30 years and we the fleet and staff to ensure you get the right size and type of truck for your transportation requirements.

Box Vans | Refrigerated Trucks | Stake Beds

We have a wide range of rental trucks ranging in sizes from 18’-26’ and are equipped with liftgates allowing for easier and safer loading and un-loading. Dry box vans are preferred when there are no perishable items being transported yet still can be protected from sunlight and remain secure in a locked container. If you have temperature sensitive cargo like food, liquids, flowers, or any other materials that require a temperature-controlled environment, a reefer box van is the right choice. Stake bed trucks are ideal for ease of loading and un-loading from the rear and both sides when making multiple deliveries, and forklift access is the most accessible with a stake bed.

Currently Available and Ready for Rental

  • 18-20 ft Dry Box Trucks  w/ liftgate
  • 26 Ft Dry Box Trucks   w/ liftgate
  • 24-26 ft Refrigerated trucks w/ liftgate
  • 20 Ft Stake bed w/ liftgate

Reliable Fleet

C&M Motors is proud to have a clean and reliable fleet that will provide you with a worry-free and safe rental experience. Our trucks are well maintained and thoroughly inspected before every rental by our well-trained staff of technicians. As part of NationaLease, C&M Motors also provides you with the added assurance of roadside assistance no matter where you are going.

Give us a call and let our friendly staff guide you to the right rental truck for your business needs no matter what, when, and how much cargo you are planning to move. We look forward to serving you.

 C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

CARB Restrictions on Commercial Truck Registration

CARB

 

Commercial trucks registered in California will be subject to new regulations requiring owners that have older trucks in their fleet comply to the new laws or be subject to DMV restrictions.
These measures, designed to reduce greenhouse gasses, will be in affect starting January 1, 2020. The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. A new enforcement tool used by the DMV beginning in 2020 will automatically block 2010 and older trucks from registration.
Under these regulations, truckers must meet the following compliance schedule. Vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds GVWR are considered “Heavier” and trucks between 14,001 and 26,000 pounds are considered “Lighter”

 

Click to see the official document from the California Air Resource Board for full details.

DMV Enforcement

Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation will be enforced through a new automatic process. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This bill states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must check that vehicles are compliant with, or exempt from, CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation. The new DMV compliance verification process will better enforce the regulation and level the playing field for businesses throughout California.
Vehicles that have met all upgrade requirements or are exempt from heavy-duty diesel regulations in the state will be allowed to register with the DMV. CARB says VIN numbers may be required to ensure your vehicle isn’t mistakenly denied registration.
If a vehicle is not compliant with the rule, DMV can no longer register that vehicle.

C&M Motors Can Help

Many companies are being proactive in their approach to dealing with the coming regulations by upgrading older vehicles in their fleet sooner than later. The market could be flooded with older, out of compliance trucks as the deadline gest closer. These new regulations can be confusing. C&M Motors is prepared to answer any questions you might have about the new laws and help you decide which upgrades will benefit your business. We have a large selection of new Hino trucks available which can be made to serve a wide range of industries. Give us a call and let us help you be prepared. And remember to ask about the all new Hino XL Series of heavy-duty trucks due out soon. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

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