Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; October 13th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

October 22nd – 25th: ATA Management Conference & Exhibition

October 28th: Autumn Shotgun Shoot

November 2nd – NUTA Luncheon

November 3rd – Safety Management Council Luncheon


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

2022 Autumn Shotgun Shoot

ATA 2022 Management Conference & Exhibition

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

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In a show of support for the professional drivers that keep America moving, Pilot Company is extending the Driver Appreciation Week celebration to last from September 1 to October 31 for two months of exclusive offers, additional rewards points and events for professional drivers. Specific rewards and offers include: 
Up to three free drink choices each week (September 1 through October 31, 2022) including Pilot fountain drinks and coffee, sodas, energy drinks and waters*
Earn up to 500 bonus points in September with new activated in-app challenges* 
Discounts on various deli food items all September, including a 50% discount during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week* (Sept. 11 – 17, 2022)
In October, earn even more points (up to 5 points per gallon) when fueling after activating PushForPoints™ 
Free Safe and Road Ready Checks in September by Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J.  With every check completed, drivers will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of three sets of Bridgestone premium steer tires
Pro drivers can redeem these promotions at any of the more than 750 participating U.S. pilot and Flying J Travel Centers or owned and operated by One9. Additionally, during Driver Appreciation, Pilot is teaming up with Monster Energy for on-site celebrations at newly remodeled and brand-new travel centers as part of Pilot’s New Horizons initiative -these events will feature live entertainment from the Monster BMX team, free merch courtesy of Pilot and Monster, gas card giveaways and much more! 

ATRI Study Outlines Link Between Traffic Violations, Unsafe Driving 

Previous behavior continues to be an important predictor of whether a truck driver is likely to be involved in a crash, with certain violations holding more significance than others, according to a report released Oct. 11 by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Labor Department Wants to Redefine Independent Contractors 

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new federal rule to help determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposal, filed on Oct. 13 in the Federal Register, would guide the classifying of workers and reduce employee misclassification, according to the Labor Department.

Freight Rail Union Rejects Labor Deal, Reigniting Possibility of Strike 

One of the nation’s largest unions rejects a tentative agreement that was drafted last month by freight railroads, reopening labor negotiations and introducing the possibility of a crisis that could spill over into the truckload market.

White House Announces $60 Billion for Roads, Bridges 

Nearly $60 billion in new federal funds will be dedicated to repair surface transportation corridors nationwide, the Biden administration announced Oct. 11. The funds from the Federal Highway Administration were approved by the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Projects in every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico will be among the funds’ recipients.

Trucking’s Monthly Employment Numbers Hit Two-Year Low 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Jobs Report on Friday, and preliminary numbers show payroll employment in trucking taking a dive unlike anything seen since the dawn of the pandemic. The month of September saw 11,400 employees leave the trucking industry as diesel prices remain high and rates stay down off pandemic-highs.

Double-Brokering Scams That Can Result in Theft of More Than Just Money 

Amid alerts to an active ring in Southern California targeting cargo for theft through various “strategic” means, a well-known theft investigator laid out three double-brokering and/or ID-theft scenarios that increasingly result in physical load theft.

CVSA Hazmat Blitz Nets Over 1,700 Violations 

More than 6,000 vehicles transporting hazardous materials and dangerous goods in the U.S. and Canada were inspected during the June 13-17 inspection initiative. Shipping papers and packaging were the most common violations found.

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