Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; April 27th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • Utah Trucking Association Management Conference & Trucking Expo (Sporting Clay Tournament, Expo Hall, Presidents Cup Golf Tournament): May 10th – 12th, 2023
  • Utah Trucking Association Truck Driving Championship: June 2nd -3rd, 2023
  • Utah Trucking Association Road Rally; Star Valley Wyoming: June 9th – 10th, 2023
  • STS Truck Show: July 22nd, 2023


– Application for SUTA Scholarships are available. Deadline for scholarship application is 06/30/23.

Special Offers:

  •  Truckers Against Trafficking came out with an ELD-friendly platform called eTAT. (See Below for More Detail)
  • OneDigital lines up Financial Educational Seminars. (See Below for More Detail)
  • The University of Utah , Cal Poly, Montana Tech, and Texas A&M University has developed a new emerging technologies free online specific to site BioHazzard class.

Events and Announcements:

May 10th – 12th, 2023

June 2nd – 3rd, 2023

June 9th – 10th, 2023


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Without further ado, it is finally that time of year and our wonderful Annual Report for 2022 is out. This a great piece of resource to show you what we’ve been up to and the successes we have accomplished in the past year. 

If you have a second, please read through some of the stories and share them with your members. We know it was a long year, but we could not have done it without the Utah Trucking Association’s continued support in making sure members and partners alike were doing their part in the fight against human trafficking. 

Samba Safety

How Telematics Data is Driving New Strategies for Safety and Risk Mitigation

It’s common for companies to struggle to understand how their telematics investment fits into their safety program. While these devices provide a large quantity of data, it’s often delivered in various formats and systems, making it extremely challenging to extract valuable insights and formulate an accurate risk profile of your drivers. 

If you can relate, join us on February 28 at 1 pm ET as our experts explore these challenges in our latest webinar, How Telematics Data is Driving New Strategies for Safety and Risk Mitigation. You’ll discover how you can simplify your access to critical telematics data in a way that will completely transform how you identify and mitigate driver risk. 

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FMCSA Proposes Expanding Types of Non-Preventable Crashes 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to expand the number of crash types considered not preventable in the Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP), which would allow carriers to have a broader range of non-preventable accidents leave CSA scores unaffected, according to a Federal Register notice

Will Truckers Embrace Driver-Facing Cameras? New Study Provides Insight

Driver-facing cameras are not popular among the professional truck-driving community. An ATRI survey turned up some interesting feedback about the controversial technology.

Trucking Orgs Tee Off on Biden’s Zero Emission Plan 

Diesel truck emissions have been a hot-button issue for decades, but with three regulations floated in less than four months it’s hit a white-hot nuclear-level of heat.

EPA Hosting Public Hearing on Proposed Phase 3 GHG Regs 

A two-day virtual public hearing to be held May 2-3, on EPA’s proposal titled, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3.” An additional session may be held on May 4 if necessary to accommodate more testifiers, the agency noted.

NHTSA Pressing Forward With Trailer Side Underride Guard Requirement 

In its notice published Tuesday, NHTSA estimates that 17.2 lives would be saved and 69 serious injuries would be prevented annually when all trailers in a fleet are equipped with side underride guards.

Owner-Operators Express Their Most Common Pain Points 

With economic pressures including record inflation, still-high diesel prices, and volatile freight markets hurting the bottom line of even the largest carriers, owner-operators are having to stay on their toes as they navigate the winding roads of an uncertain second quarter.

Truck Tonnage Falls 5% in March 

The ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 5% in March to 111.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis compared with 118.8 a year ago. The index fell 5.4% on a sequential basis compared with a reading of 118 in February. The year-over-year decline was the first since August 2021.

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