Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; September 16th, 2022

Thank You!

Thank you to all those who came out to the ports this week to pass out treats to drivers in honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week! We had a great turn out and are thankful for all the members who donated their time, resources, and effort in showing appreciation to those on the road. Thank you to all our drivers.

Upcoming Events:

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing
Ongoing Webinar
There are several times available so you can pick a time that works best for you! Join Platinum HR for this month’s free webinar on The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring and Firing. This is one of our most requested webinar topics. This is a great webinar for Business Owners, HR Personnel or anyone involved in the hiring process.

This is a great webinar for business owners, office managers and anyone who wears the HR hat for the company. 


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! 

Bad Brakes, False Logs Were Most Common 2022 Road-Check Violations 

CVSA’s International Road-check put around 12,000 trucks and 4,000 drivers out of service during the North American safety blitz. Brake systems and tires were cited the most on vehicles, while false logs and wrong license class took out the most drivers.

Decline in Demand to Affect Trucking Freight, Economists Say 

The upcoming retail holiday season is likely to see slower sales below the surging pace of 2021 as the U.S. economy’s pace of growth slows to a much lower level, which will have an impact on the amount of freight shipped by trucking.

Survey Finds Truck Drivers Feel Less Appreciated 

Less professional commercial truck drivers in the U.S. feel like their job is appreciated following the height of the supply and transportation challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent Truckstop survey.

FMCSA Yanks El Dorado ELD From its Registry 

An electronic logging device has been pulled from the list of registered ELDs on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website. FMCSA said the El Dorado ELD Model ERS186 failed to meet minimum federal requirements for ELDs.

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