Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; July 18th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing
Ongoing Webinar
There are several times available so you can pick a time that works best for you! Join Platinum HR for this month’s free webinar on The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing. This is one of our most requested webinar topics. This is a great webinar for Business Owners, HR Personnel or anyone involved in the hiring process.

This is a great webinar for business owners, office managers and anyone who wears the HR hat for the company. 

To celebrate the efforts of drivers nationwide, Acuity is sponsoring its annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Contest.

The contest is open to all truck drivers, trucking company owners, and trucking industry professionals, as well as anyone with a personal connection to a truck driver or a truck driver’s family. This year’s contest theme is “Heroes in Trucking – Tell us your story!” Entrants are encouraged to celebrate and share stories of how truck drivers and those involved in the trucking industry demonstrate their professionalism, character, or generosity. Some examples may include:

  • Drivers or companies who perform community service or support charitable organizations.
  • Drivers who are known for their safe driving record or commitment to the industry.
  • Drivers or company owners who are particularly supportive of other drivers and their families.
  • Other ways drivers or industry professionals have heart or have gone above and beyond.

There are over $8,000 in prizes. In addition, Acuity will donate to three trucking-related charities. Each contest entrant will be able to vote on which of these organizations they would like Acuity to support.

Entries must be submitted online between June 1 and July 20, 2022. For more information, including official rules, judging criteria, and submission instructions, visit

Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, insures over 125,000 businesses, including 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 30 states. Rated A+ by A.M. Best and S&P, Acuity employs over 1,500 people.


How to Attract Truck Drivers With Your Job Offer

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ATA’s Costello Puts Chances of a Recession in 2023 at 50-50 

Economic conditions in the country and in trucking remain relatively strong, but American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said he has concerns about early 2023 and puts the chance of a recession in the first quarter of the year at 50-50.

6 Practices to Recruit Younger Truck Drivers

Here are six recruitment practices that are effective at reaching younger truck drivers, according to results of ATRI’s study “Integrating Younger Adults into Trucking Careers.”

Trucking Groups Press Congress for End to Redundant Background Checks 

A number of trucking groups are among a coalition of supply chain and transportation organizations urging Congress to pass legislation that would do away with what the coalition calls “redundant background checks and duplicative fees” to obtain certain security credentials. The American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carriers Association, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, National Tank Truck Carriers and the National Private Truck Council are among the groups who penned a letter to U.S. House and Senate members Monday.

ATA Says 4 Factors Will Fuel Worsening Driver Shortage

ATA projection that the industry will have a 160,000 driver shortage by 2030 if changes aren’t made. The ATA said at the time that its forecast was based on “driver demographic trends, including gender and age, as well as expected freight growth.” While retirements make up the bulk of projected departures, it was also noted that drug and alcohol violations are sidelining drivers.

What the Future Holds for the Used Truck Market 

One factor could keep the used truck market running hot even as demand moderates. If you purchased new trucks three to five years ago and used normal depreciation, then the potential gains on your equipment will likely still be substantial.

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