Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; June 22nd, 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.


Congratulations to Cox Trucking!

The U.S. highways with the biggest gaps between rest stops

Besides a flat tire, nothing quite dampens a road trip like desperately needing to use the bathroom with no rest area in sight.
And while the U.S. is home to a rather sophisticated road system, some stretches of highway across the country leave much to be desired when it comes to bathroom breaks.
This new study from QS Supplies analyzed rest area data along highways in order to find the U.S. highways with the biggest gaps between rest stops.

FMCSA: Data Shows Little Effect from 2020 Hours of Service Changes

A public report on the impact of those modifications indicates that, so far, the frequency and severity of HOS violations have not been reduced, nor has there been a significant effect on crash or fatality rates, since the liberalized hours-of-service rules kicked in on Sept. 29, 2020. The electronic logging device mandate is one factor muddying the analysis of the effect of 2019’s HOS changes.

FMCSA Issues Final Guidance on Broker Authority for Dispatch Services 

The update sought to clarify the role of dispatch services, which often operate in the gray area between broker and agent, often working on behalf of multiple independent motor carriers as service providers to make the freight match. The FMCSA’s interim guidance offered specific conditions under which a dispatch service would need to be authorized as a broker itself, as well as conditions when it would not. With the publication of that guidance, the agency also requested public comments in response to the guidance to help in the issuance of final guidance.

Biden Vetoes Effort to Kill Latest EPA Regs

President Joe Biden on June 14 vetoed a resolution that passed in the U.S House and Senate that would have nullified the Environmental Protection Agency’s Heavy-Duty Truck Rule that was announced in December and took effect in March. The rule establishes emission limits for nitrogen oxide (NOx) from commercial trucks beginning with the 2027 model year, tightening tailpipe NOx limits to a level 80%-plus below the current standard and reducing the particulate matter limit by 50%. The agency also will require that OEMs extend warranties to 450,000 miles from 100,000 and useful life limits to 650,000 miles from 435,000 miles.

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Scheduled for August 20th to 26th 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has scheduled this year’s Brake Safety Week for Aug. 20-26 with a focus on brake lining/pad violations.

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