Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; February 17th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • SUTA Charitable Golf Tournament: March 29th, 2023
  • Spring Warmup Sporting Clay Tournament (Partnered with North American Trailer): April 14th, 2023
  • Utah Trucking Association Management Conference & Trucking Expo: May 10th – 12th, 2023


  • In partnership with North American Trailer, the Utah Trucking Association will be hosting a Spring Warmup Sporting Clay Tournament on April 14th, 2023 at the Provo Gun Club. This is a great opportunity to come out and practice for the Convention Sporting Clay Tournament in May. We will have lunch, prizes for the best shooters, a sporting clay course, and an Annie Okely Shootout. Registration and Flyer will be coming soon.

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)

Events and Announcements:

March 29th, 2023

May 10th – 12th, 2023


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

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. 

Good afternoon,

With 2022 nearly in the rearview, it’s time to shift our focus forward.  What did we learn financially in 2022?  Many of us learned that inflation is real and that the financial decisions we make today can certainly impact our future financial success.  We are pleased to provide you access to another year of financial education through our partners at OneDigital.

You will find keys to success on OneDigital’s Financial Academy! Here you can access invitations to private webinars and on-demand replays at your fingertips. 

Each month, a OneDigital adviser will host a live education opportunity and offer tips you can use to succeed with your personal finances. 

Up next, we hope you’ll join us for: 

•               Estate Planning 101 – March 14th

Joining live is ideal as you can engage in Q&A with our advisors, but keep in mind that all sessions are available OnDemand as well. 

Happy Holidays and Happy Savings!


Congress can’t let California dictate national emissions standards Hill testimony

Republican Senators Seek to Overturn EPA’s Latest Heavy-Duty Emissions Regs 

A group of 34 Republican Senators, led by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), on Thursday introduced legislation that would overturn new emissions standards on heavy-duty trucks that were finalized in December.

FMCSA Proposes Long-Awaited Changes to CSA, Eliminates IRT 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed some significant, highly anticipated changes to the system it uses to identify motor carriers that pose the greatest safety risks.  

In proposed changes to its Safety Measurement System (SMS), the agency declined to adopt a more convoluted item response theory (IRT) model as an alternative to the existing SMS methodology. Proposed revisions to SMS, which uses data from roadside inspections, crash reports, and investigations to identify and prioritize carriers for intervention.

1099 or W-2? Which Type of Driver is Best to Grow Your Fleet? 

There are a lot of differences between a W-2 and 1099 truck driver that should be considered before deciding what’s right for you. The Cliffs Notes version is, W-2 drivers can get paid benefits and have less to worry about come tax season, whereas 1099 drivers can earn a little bit more money because of tax write-offs and they have more control over how they run and distribute their money.

Self-Driving Truck Companies Face a Potential Roadblock in California 

After years of pressure from the autonomous vehicle industry, The California Department of Motor Vehicles is on the verge of allowing companies to test and deploy self-driving trucks on public roads. Now, a new speed bump has emerged. California Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry introduced in late January a bill that would require a trained human safety operator to be present any time a heavy-duty autonomous vehicle operates on public roads in the state.

Are Under-21 Interstate Drivers Worth the Hassle?

The FMCSA’s Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Programrequired by the $1.2 billion infrastructure bill in 2021, created a pathway for drivers under 21 years old to enter interstate trucking, but unfortunately for smaller carriers and owner-operators, that pathway is paved with stringent monthly reporting and technological requirements.

Class 8 Truck Sales Reach 19,932 in January

Class 8 retail sales in January rose 34.2% year over year, Wards Intelligence reported. Sales hit 19,932 compared with 14,857 a year earlier.

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