Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; November 23rd, 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. 

Samba Safety


Industry Reacts to Proposed ELD Revisions 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering tweaking ELD regulations, and trucking stakeholders are split as to whether changes would clarify points of confusion or further complicate already contentious rules. In a notice published in the Federal Register, the FMCSA sought comments concerning the ELD certification process, the pre-2000 engine exception, and whether certain issued guidances should be codified into regulation.

Potentially Disastrous Rail Strike Looms Over 

Holiday Season 

The nation’s largest rail union, SMART Transportation Division, declined Monday a contract proposal in part brokered by the White House, putting the potential of a national railroad strike back on the table next month. The U.S. narrowly avoided a strike in September, which experts said would send a shock though the supply chain rivaling a catastrophic weather event.

Speed Limiters, Other Regs Proposals Slated for 2023 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will pursue a number of rulemaking proposals in 2023, including speed limiters, according to the Department of Transportation’s latest Significant Rulemaking Report. 

Experts Share Cybersecurity Insight for Small Carriers 

Dr. Chase Cunningham, chief strategy officer at Ericom Software said the human element – at 82% – continues to drive security breaches, and in today’s age of technology – when everyone has a cellphone in their hand, including truck drivers using it to access systems remotely – it is more important than ever to implement cybersecurity measures

ATA: Truck Tonnage Slips in October

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.3% in October after rising 0.8% in September. In October, the index equaled 116.3 versus 119.1 in September.

Report: 25000 Transportation Projects Underway in First Year of the Infrastructure Law

States leveraged their fiscal year 2022 federal highway formula funds to jumpstart nearly 25,000 new improvement projects in communities across America during the first year of the IIJA, according to a review of U.S. Treasury Department data through Aug. 31.

Thank You To Our Advertising Sponsors! 

Sign up for
our newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter