Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; February 23rd, 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


  • Truckers Against Trafficking release Annual Report for 2022. (See Below for More Details)

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:

March 29th, 2023

May 10th – 12th, 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. 

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!


ATA’s Chris Spear Presses Excise Tax Repeal at Senate Hearing 

Federal policymakers seeking to modernize freight industry vehicles should revisit efforts to repeal a long-standing excise tax on new trucks, the leader of American Trucking Associations told a Senate committee Feb. 15.

Why FMCSA Keeps Revoking ELDs, and How to Tell if Yours is Next 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently revoked three electronic logging devices in a two-week span (One Plus ELDELD ONE and Nationwide ELD). Now, an ELD service provider is speaking up about what he feels has changed — and possible signs your ELD could be next on the chopping block.

Truck Driver Pay Concerns Grow Amid Freight Slowdown 

Compensation complaints supplanted equipment-related issues as professional truck drivers’ top concern as 2022 ended, according to fourth-quarter survey data from the Professional Driver Agency (PDA). That sentiment is also in line with the American Transportation Research Institute’s top concerns for driversevery year.

The Long-Haul Segment is Trucking’s Biggest Hurdle for Electrification 

There’s a big gap between diesel and all-electric, and that’s capability, lack of charging infrastructure, battery safety, battery lifecycle management and the list goes on.

ATRI Launches Survey to Understand Impacts of Marijuana Legalization 

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has created a survey seeking motor carrier input on the impact of marijuana legalization on the trucking industry’s workforce. Click here to participate in the survey.

Texas Instruments to Build $11B Semiconductor Plant in Utah

Texas Instruments, a Dallas-based semiconductor manufacturing company, plans to invest $11 billion to extend its semiconductor wafer fabrication plant in Lehi, Utah, according to a company press release.

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