Utah Trucking Association Newsletter; September 30th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

October 5th: NUTA Luncheon

October 6th: Safety Management Council Luncheon

October 12th: Rapid Response Plan Seminar

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

October 28th: Autumn Shotgun Shoot

Rapid Response Plan Seminar

2022 Autumn Shotgun Shoot

ATA 2022 Management Conference & Exhibition

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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! 

Hutcheson Becomes First Full FMCSA Leader Since 2019 

The fourth acting administrator in three years, Hutcheson was confirmed by the Senate to lead trucking’s regulatory body. The new leader said she wants the agency to focus on roadway safety and closing registration loopholes for high-risk carriers.

Culture, not pay, emerges as the key to hiring young techs, experts say 

A paycheck isn’t everything. Votech officials explain how shops would do well to consider not only pay but their workplace culture as today’s diesel tech students carefully consider their options with smart phones in hand.

Canada Ends Border Vaccine Mandate 

The Canadian government announced on Monday “the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada,” including both Canadian and U.S. truckers. The move, which will be effective as of October 1, 2022, thereby ended a regulation that had caused heated, weeks-long protests to cripple the country’s capital city of Ottawa.

Biden Approves Plan for National EV Infrastructure 

The Biden-Harris Administration Tuesday approved electric vehicle infrastructure deployment plans for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, established and funded by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

California Regulators Eye Banning Diesel Big Rig Sales by 2040 

If some regulators have their way, diesel big rig sales could be banned in the state of California as early as 2040. The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Air Resource Board (CARB) is proposing regulations to end the sale of new diesel-propelled big rigs and other trucks within the next 18 years.

FMCSA Considering Electronic IDs on Trucks to Improve Roadside Inspections 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering a change to its regulations to require every commercial motor vehicle operating interstate to be equipped with electronic identification technology capable of wirelessly communicating a unique ID number to federal or state motor carrier safety enforcement personnel.

The Benefits of Hiring Veterans 

A proposed bill would make it easier for veterans to get assistance for CDL programs. Industry stakeholders should be excited for this bill and for any opportunity to integrate veterans and their many skills into the trucking workforce.

Summer Growing Pains for EV Faithful in California and Texas 

The rush to go all-electric is fraught with challenges that can prove dangerous, like battery fires or an over-taxed grid that results in a power outage causing the loss of air conditioning and loss of life for the most vulnerable among us. 

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