Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; June 15th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • Lunch and Learn with Beehive Insurance Agency: July 18th, 2023
  • Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Meeting: July 19th – July 21st, 2023
  • STS Truck Show: July 22nd, 2023
  • Great Salt Lake Truck Show: August 4th – 5th, 2023


– Application for SUTA Scholarships are available. All friends and family of UTA members are welcome to apply. Deadline for scholarship application is 06/30/23.

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.


California’s Dream is Becoming America’s Supply Chain Nightmare

The Golden State has long been associated with optimism and opportunity. In a bygone era, the hit song California Dreamin’ captured the essence of a free-spirited and innovative West Coast culture. Unfortunately, California’s new pipe dream of electrifying the trucking industry on an impossible timeline is becoming a nightmare for working families and businesses. 

Analysis Reveals the Most Dangerous Times to Drive 

Analysis of five years of traffic accident data shows the most dangerous hour to drive in the U.S. is between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., with 8,563 road deaths recorded during the period.

Fewer Truck Drivers Looking to Switch Carriers 

The number of truck drivers looking to jump to a different carrier has been decreasing since last year, but that hasn’t stopped recruiters from pursuing them, according to a recent survey.

Utah Along with Nineteen States Sue EPA Over California Heavy Truck Phaseout 

Iowa is leading 19 states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for backing California’s future ban on heavy diesel vehicles in a purported attempt to regulate traditional trucking “out of existence through mandating net-zero emissions standards.”

House Bill Would Clip FMCSA’s Ability to Implement Speed Limiters 

A bill introduced in the House Tuesday would effectively end an ongoing push by the Department of Transportation to mandate speed limiters on heavy trucks. Speed limiter regulation was listed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in late 2022 as a rulemaking proposal it expected to pursue this year, and mid-last year the agency opened (and extended) a comment period on the topic for more than two months and received more than 15,000 comments. 

FMCSA Advisory Committee Offers Safety Suggestions 

At a recent two-day virtual meeting, officials with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asked members of the agency’s motor carrier advisory committee for some ideas on how the agency could improve truck safety. Committee members responded, offering officials a variety of candid suggestions.

May Class 8 Sales Up 16.4% Year-Over-Year 

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May rose 16.4% from a year ago and also saw a month-to-month gain, Wards Intelligence reported. Class 8 sales for the month reached 24,111 units, up from 20,713 in May 2022 and up 6% from the 22,741 sold in April.

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