Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; July 10th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • Lunch and Learn with Beehive Insurance Agency: TBA
  • Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Meeting: July 19th – July 21st, 2023
  • STS Truck Show: July 22nd, 2023
  • 64th Rocky Mountain Safety Rendezvous: August 2nd – 4th, 2023
  • Great Salt Lake Truck Show: August 4th – 5th, 2023


Special Offers:

  • 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:

Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Meeting, is scheduled to take place from July 19th to July 21st in Park City, UT. If you happen to work in climate-controlled transportation space in Utah, TCA believes this event will provide you with valuable networking and educational opportunities alongside other professionals in the industry.
TCA has put together a comprehensive lineup of educational sessions that cover a wide range of topics related to refrigerated transportation. Some of the highlights include a Refrigerated Market Analysis, Reefer Roundtables, Telematics, Food Safety, Maintenance, Recruiting & Retention, Tax Laws, and a CEO Panel. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker for the event will be Chad Williams, a former US Navy SEAL. Furthermore, we have organized a golf tournament for participants to enjoy during the meeting.
For a detailed agenda and to register for the event, I encourage you to visit our website, TCA Refrigerated. Here, you will find all the necessary information to secure your spot and make the most of this opportunity in your home state.
If you have any questions or require further clarification, please feel free to reach out to me directly. 
Thank you for considering this invitation, and we hope to see you at TCA’s Refrigerated Meeting. It promises to be an insightful and engaging event for all attendees.
Best regards,
Eric Rivard 


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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 to Protect Your Company from Non-Owned Auto Risk” hosted by John Diana and Greg Stefan from Arch Insurance.SambaSafety is hosting the above webinar on June 27th @ 11am MT (1pm ET) Join us to uncover the risk companies face with employees using non-owned vehicles on the clock, and discover expert strategies to protect your business from the legal and financial risks they pose.


CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week is Fast Approaching-July 9-15 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced July 9-15 for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Throughout that week, law enforcement officers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, according to a news release.

UPS-Teamsters Talks Break Down 

Face-to-face negotiations on a new labor deal between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters stalled July 5 after showing promise over the weekend, renewing concern that workers represented by the union could strike at the end of the month if a final agreement is not reached.

New Study Shows Big Rig Operating Costs Reach All-Time High 

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the findings of its 2023 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. Though fuel was the largest driver of this spike (53.7% higher than in 2021), multiple other line-items also rose by double digits. Driver wages increased by 15.5%, to $0.724 per mile, reflecting the ongoing industry effort to attract and retain drivers. (The Trucker Executive) 

Knight-Swift Closes Acquisition of U.S. Xpress 

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings closed on its previously announced acquisition of U.S. Xpress Enterprisesthe company announced July 5. The acquisition went into effect July 1. Knight-Swift is gaining 7,200 tractors and 14,400 trailers in the deal. The company is also expecting it could mean an additional $2.2 billion in total operating revenue and for it to be accretive to its adjusted earnings per share.

Truck Driver Watching TikTok at Time of Deadly Crash, Cops Say 

A truck driver involved in a collision that claimed the lives of five people was using TikTok at the time of the crash earlier this year, according to police.

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