Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; October 6th, 2022

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Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing
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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! 

Deadline Looms for New CARB Transport Refrigeration Unit Emissions Rules 

New transport refrigeration unit requirements are now in effect in California, according to an email reminder from the California Air Resources Board. New regulatory requirements as a result of the 2022 amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for In-Use Diesel-Fueled Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) and TRU Generator Sets, and Facilities Where TRUs Operate (2022 Amendments) became effective Oct. 1, 2022.

OOIDA Asks Biden to End Vaccine Mandate at US Border 

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is pushing for the U.S. to lift COVID-19 restrictions on cross-border travel, after Canada announced this week it would end its vaccine mandate beginning Oct. 1.

Where Do Electric Trucks Fit In?

While battery-electric heavy-duty trucks are being used and tested as an option for the industry, some argue that this zero-emission solution may never be realistic or suitable for widespread adoption in long-haul trucking. But even with the challenges regarding range, lack of charging infrastructure, and battery sourcing, BEVs seem to have found a place outside long haul.

Three Ways Small Fleets Can Stay Competitive 

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), about  97% of fleets run fewer than 20 trucks. And 92% operate with six or fewer trucks and, in many cases, are family-owned owner-operator businesses. It is going to be difficult for these small fleets and owner-operators to compete with the buying power of larger consolidated fleets. However, there are important things they can do to remain competitive.

How Trucking is Tackling the Diesel Technician Shortage 

The professionals needed to repair heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles require a set of skills distinct from the “grease monkeys” of 40 years ago. It’s time the industry pivots to reflect this change, say those closest to the issue.

DOT Turns Attention to Truck Parking Solutions 

The federal agency, which has a new Truck Parking Handbook, is highlighting nearly $40 million in grants for state truck parking projects. The White House has made parking part of its Trucking Action Plan.

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