California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (Act) was signed into law on September 23, 2018, and is one of the most stringent privacy laws in the United States. It shares similarities with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including its extraterritorial reach and grant of expansive rights to California residents on how their personal information is collected, used and disclosed. Businesses worldwide that collect California consumers’ personal information will be affected and will face a compliance date of January 1, 2020.

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Beginning on August 30, 2018, California’s Proposition 65 (or “Prop 65” as it is often referred) includes updated labeling requirements for businesses to notify consumers with “clear and reasonable” warnings of potentially hazardous chemicals present in products. 

Zero-Emission Trucking proposal

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has started proposing regulations required by California emissions reduction goals to reduce emissions from trucks in the state. California’s changes include moving delivery fleets to zero-emission vehicles. The recent proposal would reduce greenhouse gas and petroleum use:




40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases

50 percent reduction in petroleum use


80 percent reduction in GHGs

California will require manufacturers to begin selling zero-emission trucks in 2024 and require 50 percent of all sales of straight trucks to be zero-emission. This change will require distributors to look at future fleet purchases to include zero-emission vehicles. The proposed regulation also includes reporting requirements on businesses relating to the number of miles driven and the number of shipments.

HARDI is seeking clarity from CARB for more details on how this proposed rule will affect distributors. We will continue to update members throughout the development of this rule.