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Shannon Leigh — Transportation Manager

Shannon is the transportation manager for the Monterey, CA Division of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Shannon oversees the transportation department in Monterey, with an emphasis on customer development. She plays a strategic role within the transportation committees within the Western Growers Association and California Grape and Tree Fruit League, as well as other regional and national trade association groups.

California Air Resources Board Update

California Air Resources Board

As of January 1, 2013, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requires California shippers to conform to new refrigerated transportation regulations. On November 15, C.H. Robinson hosted a webinar featuring the Western Growers Association, California Grape and Tree Fruit League, and Rod Hill, an air pollution specialist from CARB who helped develop the rule. The rule states that grower-shippers, freight brokers, freight forwarders and receivers must be compliant in accordance with the official CARB TRU guidance¬†effective at the start of the year. The webinar reviewed how shippers can comply with the law and avoid possible financial penalties. » Read More