Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; December 4th, 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.


  • 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. 


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FMCSA Warning: Drivers Who Drug-Test Positive Will Lose CDLs 

Federal trucking regulators have issued a warning that late next year truck drivers who test positive for drug use will not only be placed on prohibited driving status, but will lose their commercial driver licenses and not be issued learning permits until they complete the federal return-to-work process.

ATA Projects Continued Growth of Truck Freight 

The American Trucking Associations projects truck tonnage will grow to 14.2 billion tons by the year 2034, which the association said secures the industry’s position as the dominant mover of goods in the United States. That’s according to ATA’s new Freight Transportation Forecast 2023 to 2034.

Biden to Convene New Supply Chain Council, Announce 30 Steps to Strengthen US Logistics 

President Joe Biden on Monday, Nov. 27, will convene the first meeting of his supply chain resilience council, using the event to announce 30 actions to improve access to medicine and needed economic data and other programs tied to the production and shipment of goods.

Important Clean Truck Check Announcement 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a Reporting Database webpage. This webpage contains a link to the California Clean Truck Check, Vehicle Inspection System (CTC-VIS) Portal, reporting database guidance, fact sheet, and walkthrough training video. Any vehicle subject to Clean Truck Check must be reported in the database by December 31, 2023. The annual compliance fee of $30 for each reported vehicle must be paid by December 31, 2023. If you have any questions regarding the program, please send an email to (CARB) 

AB 5’s Latest: Why Interstate Trucking Should be Exempt 

After a Nov. 13 hearing in a federal district court in California, the trucking industry awaits a judge’s decision on whether or not he will grant an injunction to block AB 5’s enforcement on the trucking industry.

Proposed Driver Overtime Rule Splits Trucking Stakeholders 

The Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act could improve driver retention and lower insurance premiums—or saddle carriers with an insurmountable financial burden. The Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act (GOT Act) would repeal the motor carrier provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, according to a release from Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. The proposal is in response to a 2022 Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Assessment from the Department of Transportation, itself a response to a 2021 Executive Order to assess U.S. supply chains.

Federal Officials Mull Adding Fentanyl to Drug Test Panel 

A federal drug testing advisory board will begin discussions next month on possibly adding a testing panel for fentanyl to drug test drivers and other federal safety-sensitive employees for the potentially deadly drug. 

CVSA Announces 2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced the dates for its Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative program for 2024. The annual five-day human trafficking awareness, outreach, identification and prevention initiative aims to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers and the general public about the crime of human trafficking.

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