New California regulations for refer units that will apply to all shippers doing business in the state go into effect next year, and a free online seminar set for Nov. 15 is scheduled to outline the requirements.

Co-sponsored by Western Growers and the California Grape and Tree Fruit League, the Web seminar will feature information from C.H. Robinson staff about what responsibilities shippers will have under the new rules. The seminar is set for 10 a.m. Pacific time, and registration is required.

The regulations from the California Air Resources Board specifically involve the operation of transportation refrigeration units, TRUs, used on trucks and trailers.