Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; November 18th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

December 1st – Safety Management Council Luncheon


  • Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarship Applications are Re-Opening for Second Time this Year. (See Below for More Detail)

Special Offers:

  • The CDC research study offering $195 to receive your FDA approved flu shot. (See Below for More Detail)
  •  Truckers Against Trafficking came out with an ELD-friendly platform called eTAT. (See Below for More Detail)
  • Platinum HR is offering a $100 discount for an Employee Handbook Review. (See Below for More Detail)

Events and Announcements:

2022 Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarships

Due to extra funds, we have decided to re-open the SUTA Scholarship for a second time this year.

This scholarship is sponsored through the generosity of the Southern Utah Trucking Association (SUTA). SUTA is an organization of the trucking industry operating in Southern Utah and is affiliated with the State and National Trucking Associations. The scholarship is the result of the desire from the trucking industry to give back to the community by helping high school and college students further their education. Qualifying students may receive a scholarship ranging from $100 to $1,500 to assist them with tuition, fees and other program costs.
Preference will be given, but is not limited to, students who are:
·      Working towards an education in trucking industry related fields such as:
– Drivers
– Mechanics
– Safety personnel
– Operations/logistics
– Human resources
·      Members or relatives of members of the Southern Utah Trucking Association
·      Southern Utah residents
·      Attending schools in Southern Utah


Get More With Access Perks!

The Utah Trucking Association works with Access Perks to help bring discounts to all its members!

TAT came out with an ELD-friendly platform called eTAT. It’s designed with ELDs in mind and is stripped of all cellular data, and holds links to resources such as training videos, podcasts, and more. It allows drivers to have that guidance to identify and report human trafficking. 

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Brake Safety Week Inspectors Place 13.3% of Vehicles Out of Service 

Officials in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico conducted 38,117 inspections of commercial motor vehicles during the special Aug. 21-27 brake-related enforcement event. Inspectors placed 13.3% of the commercial vehicles they examined out of service during Brake Safety Week in August as 38,117 inspections were conducted during the brake-related event in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, according to a release from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

What Fleets Should Know About Clearinghouse Changes for 2023 

New changes that aim to streamline how trucking companies comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse are around the corner. As of Jan. 6, 2023, regulated motor carriers will no longer have to manually reach out to previous employers for drug-and-alcohol-related information about prospective drivers.

Breaking Down the Disparities Between Carriers and Drivers 

When it comes to the driver shortage, fleet owners and executives should focus on moving the needle on some of the top concerns that impact compensation and quality of life on the road for their drivers, according to industry researchers.

Is Your Truck Fleet Ready for the Canadian ELD Deadline? 

If your trucks operate in Canada, double-check that both your device and its software are compliant with new electronic logging device requirements going into effect in January 1, 2023.Rules requiring electronic logging devices in Canada officially came into effect June 12 of this year but most provinces and territories were not prepared to begin enforcement at that time. Instead, they implemented a period of “education and awareness” that saw roadside inspectors advising drivers on the need to comply as of Jan. 1, 2023.

FMCSA Issues Guidance on Definition of ‘Broker’ 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is issuing interim guidance regarding the agency’s interpretation of the definitions of “broker” and “bona fide agents.” According to the interim guidance, FMCSA clarified only one area of the definition of a broker: the relevance of an entity’s handling of funds in a transaction between shippers and motor carriers.

What’s the Latest Trucking Jobs Estimate? 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its estimates for October truck transportation jobs, and additional details for the September figures. There were 58,000 more drivers on payroll in October 2022, compared to the previous year.

Sexual Harassment Goes Underreported in Trucking: FMCSA Survey

Women truck drivers don’t report sexual harassment because they doubt that reporting the incident would make a difference, an FMCSA survey released this week found. The agency’s Crime Prevention for Truckers survey estimates the concern leads about half of all incidents to go unreported. An estimated 200,000 of the 3.5 million U.S. truck drivers are women, making up about 7% of all drivers, the survey said.

How to Recruit and Retain Drivers Under the Age of 35 

Technology and gaming are ingrained in the Gen Z and millennial culture, and fleet managers can use them to improve recruitment and the driving experience.

California Moves to Implement Intrastate ELD Mandate for In-State-Only Truckers 

The California Highway Patrol is proposing to adopt the federal electronic logging device mandatefor intrastate carriers, with a few exceptions. California is one of only two states that has not yet adopted the federal ELD rule for intrastate carriers.

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