Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; December 16th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

  • CSS & CDS Fleet Safety Certification Courses: February 13th – 17th, 2023


  • Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarship Applications is Open again. Applications due Dec 31st, 2022.

Special Offers:

  • The CDC research study offering $195 to receive your FDA approved flu shot. (See Below for More Detail)
  •  Truckers Against Trafficking came out with an ELD-friendly platform called eTAT. (See Below for More Detail)
  • Platinum HR is offering a $100 discount for an Employee Handbook Review. (See Below for More Detail)
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. George North – Zion is offering a special rate to all UTA members throughout the year. (See Below for More Detail)

Events and Announcements:

2022 Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarships

Get your applications in quick!

Due to extra funds, we have decided to re-open the SUTA Scholarship for a second time this year.

This scholarship is sponsored through the generosity of the Southern Utah Trucking Association (SUTA). SUTA is an organization of the trucking industry operating in Southern Utah and is affiliated with the State and National Trucking Associations. The scholarship is the result of the desire from the trucking industry to give back to the community by helping high school and college students further their education. Qualifying students may receive a scholarship ranging from $100 to $1,500 to assist them with tuition, fees and other program costs.
Preference will be given, but is not limited to, students who are:
·      Working towards an education in trucking industry related fields such as:
– Drivers
– Mechanics
– Safety personnel
– Operations/logistics
– Human resources
·      Members or relatives of members of the Southern Utah Trucking Association
·      Southern Utah residents
·      Attending schools in Southern Utah


Get More With Access Perks!

The Utah Trucking Association works with Access Perks to help bring discounts to all its members!

TAT came out with an ELD-friendly platform called eTAT. It’s designed with ELDs in mind and is stripped of all cellular data, and holds links to resources such as training videos, podcasts, and more. It allows drivers to have that guidance to identify and report human trafficking. 

Samba Safety

FREE Monthly Webinar for December. The topic will be “How HR can be strategic partners with Operations”. We will be holding this on Wednesday, Dec 7th at 12:30 MST. 
We will be discussing things such as:

  • Which tasks can HR take off the plates of its operations partners
  • How can HR help develop and administer programs to motivate and incentivize employees
  • HR can ensure that the company is compliant with the myriad of state and federal labor laws


Canadian ELD Mandate Set for Jan. 1 Enforcement Deadline 

While the federal mandate takes effect at the beginning of the year, some provinces are not ready to enforce on provincially-regulated carriers.

FMCSA Proposing to Limit Scope of Emergency Declarations 

As a result of the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency declaration that waived certain regulations for motor carriers and truck drivers for well over two years. Though the COVID-19-related National Emergency and Public Health Emergency declarations remain in place at the federal level, FMCSA’s own COVID-related waiver, originally tied to the March 13, 2020, national presidential declaration, was extended and modified numerous times before it was allowed to expire on Oct. 15 this year.

Driver Recruitment and Retention Agencies Release Fall 2022 Truck Driver Survey Results 

This survey is essential for understanding what issues are important to truck drivers in today’s market. Some of the topics covered in the Fall 2022 Survey include the increase or decrease of miles upon lower freight volumes, shipper/consignee issues and delays, sign-on bonuses, home time, how drivers approach online content, and more. 

Four Ways to Avoid CSA Violations 

Fleets don’t have to be at the mercy of safety inspectors; they can reduce their risk of violations by following these simple steps.

Survey Reveals 56% of Passenger Car Drivers Feel Unsafe Driving Beside a Commercial Truck 

More than half (56%) of passenger car drivers have felt unsafe driving next to a commercial truck in the past year, and 64% have witnessed unsafe driving behaviors among commercial truck drivers.

New Report Suggests US Isn’t Ready for Mass Vehicle Electrification 

Full electrification of the U.S. vehicle fleet would require a very large percentage of the country’s current electricity generation, and some states would need to generate as much as 60% more electricity than is presently produced to meet the demand.The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released these and other findings in a new report that assesses the infrastructure requirements for converting the U.S. vehicle fleet to battery electric.

Bhatt Confirmed to Lead Federal Highway Administration 

Shailen Bhatt was confirmed as the 21st administrator of the Federal Highway Administration by the U.S. Senate, the Department of Transportation announced Dec. 8. Bhatt, the first administrator of Indian descent, will be responsible for managing an agency currently disbursing funds approved in the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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