- 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
- STS Truck Show: July 22nd, 2023
- Truckers Against Trafficking release Annual Report for 2022. (See Below for More Details)
- 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.
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May 10th – 12th, 2023
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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.
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!
|ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection|
|Washington, D.C. – The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a request for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. ATRI’s 15th annual Operational Costs of Trucking is one of the most used and most comprehensive benchmarking tools in the trucking industry. ATRI confidentially collects costs and operational data directly from trucking fleets and owner-operators, and its analysis reveals key trends for fleets of each sector, size, and region. The fleet metrics requested by ATRI include driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and equipment lease or purchase payments. Carriers and owner-operators are asked to provide full-year 2022 cost per mile and/or cost per hour data through an easy-to-use online data entry form or email submission. By carrier request, this year’s report includes valuable new efficiency metrics such as miles between breakdowns. Participating motor carriers will once again receive a customized report that compares their fleet’s costs and operations to peer carriers of the same sector and size, as well as an advance copy of the full report. “ATRI’s Ops Costs report is indispensable for benchmarking our operations; it confirms what we are doing well and notes where we can achieve additional cost savings,” said James Burg, James Burg Trucking Company President and CEO.“ And the customized peer-group assessment is invaluable to our benchmarking activities.” For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide operational cost data to ATRI by Friday, April 28. ATRI’s data collection form is available online here. All confidential information is protected, and it is published only in anonymized, aggregate form.|
|ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501c3 not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.|
How to Recruit Millennial Truck Drivers: 4 Top Tips
Are you struggling to find qualified truck drivers? If so, look no further, as the millennial generation may be the solution to your troubles!
ATA’s Bob Costello Presents Mixed Picture on Economy
The U.S. economy is poised for a short and shallow recession during the second half of the year, but circumstances specific to current economic conditions — including high interest rates, persistent inflation and a cooling housing market — make predictions more challenging than usual, said American Trucking Associations chief economist Bob Costello.
ATA President: California Should Not Set Nation’s Emissions Standards
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told Congress on Feb. 15 that the industry needed realistic national timelines and targets to reduce emissions, rather than allowing California and other states to drive standards.
FMCSA Names New Deputy Administrator
Earl Adams Jr., who has served as FMCSA chief counsel since 2021, was elevated to deputy administrator by the DOT. The lawyer has a background in surface transportation, rail, and aviation.
CVSA International Roadcheck Event Set for May 16-18
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has scheduled this year’s International Roadcheck event for May 16-18, CVSA announced Feb. 28. This year’s event will feature an emphasis on anti-lock braking systems and cargo securement.
Senior Policymakers Lead Transportation Committees
The rosters for key committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy affairs include senior lawmakers.
For the 118th Congress, members of the transportation funding panel in the Senate are Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and Jack Reed of Rhode Island. For Republicans, the membership consists of Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Boozman of Arkansas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The panel’s leaders will be Chairman Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and ranking member Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).
Small Fleet’s Hours of Service Exemption Request Denied
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request for a temporary hours of service exemption request from small fleet Flat Top Transport. According to FMCSA’s SAFER website, Holland, Michigan-based Flat Top Transport operates 11 trucks and has 11 drivers. On Aug. 31, 2022, Flat Top requested a four-month exemption for “immediate and emergency delivery of dry and bulk food grade products to locations that supply stores and distribution centers nationally.”
EPA: ‘Norfolk Southern Will Pay for Cleaning Up the Mess’ in Ohio
Freight railroads were issued a one-two punch from the federal government on Tuesday, with the Environmental Protection Agency holding Norfolk Southern legally responsible for cleanup costs for the Ohio train derailment earlier this month and the Department of Transportation issuing a laundry list of safety-related actions to tackle.
What Can We Expect for the Parts Business in 2023?
We have seen some easing in parts shortages from our monthly surveys with fleets and parts distributors, but the easing is from record levels, and where we are now would be a record level if not for the recent past. It’s all relative.
All IFTA member jurisdictions
Due to delays in decal order fulfillment, Utah will be unable to renew all IFTA and SFU licenses prior to February 28, 2023. As such, Utah is extending the renewal grace period from December 31, 2022, to March 31, 2023, for vehicles operating under IFTA or SFU. Utah will continue to process IFTA and SFU renewal applications and will issue decals and licenses as soon as decals become available.
We request that other IFTA jurisdictions suspend enforcement of Utah IFTA carriers with an IFTA expiration date of December 31, 2022, until March 31, 2023. This will give Utah time to process and mail decals and licenses and give IFTA carriers time to distribute these to their vehicles.
We appreciate your patience and consideration as we work through these issues.
IFTA Commissioner Utah
ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection
|ATRI has issued a request for motor carriers to participate in its annual Operational Costs of Trucking research. ATRI’s 15th-annual Operational Costs of Trucking is one of the most used and most comprehensive benchmarking tools in the trucking industry. ATRI confidentially collects costs and operational data directly from trucking fleets and owner-operators, and its analysis reveals key trends for fleets of each sector, size, and region. Participating fleets will receive a customized report comparing your cost metrics to fleets of a similar size and sector.|
|“ATRI’s Ops Costs report is indispensable for benchmarking our operations; it confirms what we are doing well and notes where we can achieve additional cost savings,” said James Burg, James Burg Trucking Company President and CEO. “And the customized peer-group assessment is invaluable to our benchmarking activities.” For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide operational cost data to ATRI by Friday, April 28. All confidential information is protected, and it is published only in anonymized, aggregate form.|
Study suggests infrastructure may not be able to handle influx of electrical vehicles
Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Starts Proactive Notifications This Month
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse will become more proactive by the end of March, notifying current employers if a company driver fails a pre-employment screening with another carrier, FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson said.
FMCSA’s People Focus Is Helping Truck Drivers, Robin Hutcheson Says
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top executive explained to hundreds at a trucking industry gathering that the agency’s focus to invest in people dovetails with its efforts to improve the workplace for drivers. Thanking every trucker in the room, Hutcheson expressed heartfelt appreciation for their work and important contributions to the national economy.
FMCSA Seeks More Feedback on Regs Related to Autonomous Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting public comment about factors the agency should consider in amending federal regulations to establish regulatory framework for autonomous trucks. Comments can be filed here through March 20.
Pre-Trip: Breaking Down Trucking Regs Worth Watching
TCA’s safety and regulations expert breaks down the issues facing trucking today including the EPA’s new emissions standards, speed limiters, and safety technology in this first episode of the 2023 FleetOwner Pre-Trip video series.
Carriers Asked to Weigh in on How Recreational Marijuana Affects Trucking
The American Transportation Research Institute wants carriers to weigh in on whether federal drug testing policies for CDL holders should change, given the growing number of states legalizing marijuana.
More than 20 states, most recently Maryland and Missouri, have now legalized recreational marijuana. ATRI’s new survey, Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on the Trucking Industry, is open for submissions until March 17.
California’s AB5 response due March 29
California and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will have a little more time to respond to a motion asking for a preliminary injunction against enforcement of AB5 on the trucking industry.
The California Trucking Association and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association contend that the state’s controversial worker classification law, Assembly Bill 5, is unconstitutional.