Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; September 19th, 2023

Upcoming Events:

  • UTA TruckPAC Golf Tournament: September 20th, 2023
  • Captive Insurance Lunch & Learn with Sequoia Risk Partners: September 26th, 2023
  • ATA Management Conference & Exhibition: October 14th – 17th (Austin, TX)
  • HOS/Logbook Seminar: October 17th, 2023
  • Drug & Alcohol Seminar: October 18th, 2023
  • Lunch and Learn with Beehive Insurance Agency: TBA


Special Offers:

  • The University of Utah , Cal Poly, Montana Tech, and Texas A&M University has developed a new emerging technologies free online specific to site BioHazzard class.
  • Meramec Solutions is planning to push a promotion to UTA members where they will provide their services for 1 week for free. 

In September, professional drivers will be able to enjoy exclusive savings through the myRewards Plus app* at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 travel centers, including:

  • Three free drinks every week on Pilot coff­ee, fountain drinks, and top-selling beverage brands from the cooler*
  • Offers on freshly prepared foods each week— including 50% off pizza, burgers, salads, and more*
  • Food and beverage discounts of 10% for Military or Veteran Pro Drivers (after authentication through*
  • Additional off­ers, including food and beverage buy one get one free deals throughout the month*
  • Canadian professional drivers will automatically receive an extra bonus point per four liters when they swipe their myRewards® card*

Events and Announcements:


 Big News from Utility Trailer Manufacturing!

Without further ado, it is finally that time of year and our wonderful Annual Report for 2022 is out. This a great piece of resource to show you what we’ve been up to and the successes we have accomplished in the past year. 

If you have a second, please read through some of the stories and share them with your members. We know it was a long year, but we could not have done it without the Utah Trucking Association’s continued support in making sure members and partners alike were doing their part in the fight against human trafficking. 

Samba Safety

Meramec Solutions is so confident in our services that we will pay for one week of your campaign without asking for any type of commitment from you. Think of this week as a test drive for your fleet. Fill out the form to claim your free week of services and find out why carriers are claiming to be “Meramec clients for life.”


What Should Motor Carriers Do When They Get a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Alert? 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now notifying motor carriers if a driver’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse record changes within 12 months after their last query. Employers are now notified by email when a driver with a query has new information placed on his or her record. Changes in a driver’s Clearinghouse record that might prompt an alert from the FMCSA

California Senate Votes to Ban Driverless Trucks 

The California Senate joined the state Assembly in overwhelmingly voting to ban heavy-duty driverless trucks on state highways. Whether to sign or veto the bill is now up to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

5 Reasons Truck Drivers Stay at a Company 

While competitive pay and a culture of safety are the top issues when recruiting drivers, three other factors will make or break whether they stick around.

Female Trucker Surveys Divide Proponents on Pay and Cab Design 

While survey results of female truckers can vary, a common concern raised by respondents focuses on safety and respect, though that concern can shift depending on the situation. A recent survey published by JW Surety Bonds shows that 68% of female truckers feel safe when working compared to 78% of male drivers.

Traffic Fatalities Down in First Half of 2023, Report Finds 

Traffic fatalities are down in the first six months of 2023, according to a new report. That is despite a mileage increase of 2.3% compared to the first half of 2022, according to the National Safety Council. Compared to 2021, mileage is up 5.1%.

FMCSA Plans New Study on Detention Time 

Federal trucking regulators have announced plans to conduct a study aimed at providing a better understanding of the impact of driver detention time on driver safety and commercial motor vehicle operations.

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