This month CalVans would like to ask for feedback from those that have recently complied with the changes we previously announced regarding the collaboration with the Federal Department of Labor.
On May 10th we received an email from vanpool 372 it reads “[as we were heading] to Coalinga State Hospital and at or about 7:30 this morning, just as we passed Stratford and turned left onto the CA-41 the van driver noticed a car accident on her side window
Norma Sanchez has been part of a vanpool for 11 years, 9 of them as a volunteer driver. Before ever joining a vanpool Norma like many of us would commute in a single passenger car.
Ignacio Torres left King City at 3:30 a.m. as usual. The 8o-mile commute had become routine, and Torres had no reason to expect today’s drive would be different from any other. He picked up his fellow CalVans passengers, who settled in for the winding 90-minute drive along Highway 198 between the Salinas and San Joaquin Valleys.
With fields ready to harvest, raspberry grower, Reiter Affiliated Industries, had difficulty finding workers able to make the 50-mile round trip from Santa Maria, where most of the area’s agricultural workers live. Enter CalVans and three volunteer drivers.