Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; December 11th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • March 11th – March 15th, 2024: (Save the Date): CSS/CDS NATMI Training.
  • May 8th – 10th, 2024: (Save the Date): 2024 Management Conference & Trucking Expo.


Thank you to all those who came out to Roland R. Wright Air Base last week for our annual Board of Directors meeting.

  • Dear Utah Trucking Association members, we’re excited to announce an upcoming update to our membership benefits page! To enhance your experience, we invite you to share information on any exclusive discounts your company offers to fellow UTA members. Look out for more details in the following sections below.

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Events and Announcements:

Membership Benefits Page Update

We are in the process of updating the Utah Trucking Association’s Membership Benefits page. This is a document that Is available on our website and something we share with current and potential members to help inform them of all the benefits they can receive from the association. 
I want to give any member that is interested to share any discounts or benefits they have for active UTA members. If you would like to share any information that you would like to see on our benefits page, please feel free to email me at with information on the discount or benefit you offer to UTA members and I will add it into our membership benefits page. I am hoping to get the update out the beginning of next year. 

2023 Utah Trucking Association Year in Review


Samba Safety

2023 Truckers Agains Trafficking Q3 Vantage Point


CARB Clean Truck Check Compliance Begins Jan. 1 

Beginning on January 1, 2024, all trucks operating in California will need proof of compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations to continue operating in the state. Vehicles must be registered in the Clean Truck Check database by Dec. 31. Clean Truck Check, formerly known as the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program, was approved by CARB in 2021.

How do Americans View Truck Drivers? 

Americans value and hold favorable views of truck drivers, according to survey results. Across all regions of the U.S., most Americans (80%) think truckers “play a crucial role in the economy.” Almost half of respondents (43%) believe truckers “frequently” encounter unsafe or aggressive driving behaviors from other motorists. A third of respondents believe truck drivers are not adequately compensated for their work.

FMCSA Tightens Screws on Brokers Who ‘Do Not Intend to Pay’ Carriers: Final Rule 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized a rule that will change the financial responsibility requirements for brokers and freight forwarders. They are set to include a provision enabling the agency to shut a broker or freight forwarder down quickly in the event of a drawdown on a bond or other required financial security with valid claims, or for other reasons. Called the “Immediate Suspension of Broker/Freight Forwarder Operating Authority” provision in the new final rule.

A Practical Approach to Avoid Nuclear Verdicts 

Nuclear verdicts are a hot topic in the trucking industry today. These judgments, exceeding $10 million, have skyrocketed to an average of $31.8 million. Pre-crash action matters more than ever. Forward-thinking organizations are developing practices and adopting technology to improve safety, support drivers, and save lives. 

XPO, Estes, Saia, Knight-Swift Among Winners in Yellow Terminal Auction 

XPO confirmed to Monday night that is one of the companies that purchased 130 of bankrupt Yellow Corp.’s terminals for a total of almost $1.9 billion, pending bankruptcy court approval Dec. 12. The auction of Yellow’s trucks, trailers and other equipment is being handled by Ritchie Brothers and Nations Capital.

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