2011 California Code
DIVISION 14.8. SAFETY REGULATIONS [34500 - 34520.5]
(a) A broker of construction trucking services, as defined in Section 3322 of the Civil Code, shall not furnish construction transportation services to any construction project unless it has secured a surety bond of not less than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) executed by an admitted surety insurer. The surety bond shall ensure the payment of the claims of a contracted motor carrier of property in dump truck equipment if the broker fails to pay the contracted motor carrier within the time period specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 3322 of the Civil Code.
(b) A broker of construction trucking services who furnishes construction transportation services in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
(c) In any civil action brought against a broker of construction trucking services by a motor carrier of property in dump truck equipment with whom the broker contracted during any period of time in which the broker did not have a surety bond in violation of this section, the failure to have the bond shall create a rebuttable presumption that the broker failed to pay to the motor carrier the amount due and owing.
(d) For purposes of this section, a broker of construction trucking services does not include a facility that meets all the following requirements:
(1) Arranges for transportation services of its product.
(2) Primarily handles raw materials to produce a new product.
(3) Is a rock product operation (such as an aggregate operation), a hot mixing asphalt plant, or a concrete, concrete product, or Portland cement product manufacturing facility.
(4) Does not accept a fee for the arrangement.
(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 430, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2011.)
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