Author: UTA Mag

2016 UTA Safety Awards

UTA Honorees Driver of the Year Steven B. Webb Walmart Transportation 50 Years-7 Million Accident Free Miles Safety Supervisor of the Year Bryon Gravley Double D Distribution Trooper of the Year Trooper Michael K. Bennett Utah Highway Patrol UDOT Motor Carrier Division Industry Partner of the Year Sherri Hansen UDOT Motor Carrier Division Drivers of the Month Winners *Accident Free Miles Dallas W. Mullins Godfrey Trucking, Inc. Years: 18 Years Miles: 1.1 Million * Geremias Garcia Pride Transport Inc. Years: 12 Years Miles: 1.2 Million* Chad E. Arohalt Walmart Transportation Years: 20 Years Miles: 2.8 Million* Duane E. Lundskog Godfrey Trucking, Inc. Years: 10 Years Miles: 1.1 Million* Robert D. Butler Walmart Transportation Years: 40 Years Miles: 4.9 Million* James F. Harper Pride Transport, Inc. Years: 9 Years Miles: 1.3 Million* William “Scott” Aronhalt Walmart Transportation Years: 22 Years Miles: 2.6 Million* Larry N. Thornton Pride Transport, Inc Years: 9 Years Miles: 1.2 Million* Steven B. Webb Walmart Transportation Years: 50 Years Miles: 7 Million* Scott B. Olsen Pride Transport Inc. Years: 7 ½ Years Miles: 502,000* William E. McCracken FedEx Freight Years: 46 Years Miles: 1.5 Million* Chad R. Hamblin Pride Transport, Inc. Years: 4 Years Miles: 500,000* Chad R. Hamblin Pride Transport, Inc. Years: 4 Years Miles: 500,000* Kelly A. Boswell Geneva Rock Products Years: 36 Years Miles: 2.5 Million* Chris-Ann Lloyd Pride Transport, Inc. Years: 6...

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Trafficking Coalition Build

Trafficking Coalition Build By UTA Staff On October 11th the Utah Trucking Association, with the help of Truckers Against Trafficking and the Utah Attorney General’s Office, hosted a coalition build to help law enforcement and members of the trucking industry connect and gain insights into how they can better identify and help victims of human trafficking. Chief Leo Lucey of the Utah Attorney General’s Office addressed the group on the status of trafficking specifically in Utah.  Following Chief Lucey, Esther Goetsch with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) gave some insights to human trafficking specifically in the trucking industry. Beth Jacobs,...

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Utah Techs Crushed It at Nationals

Utah Techs Crushed It at Nationals Utah Trucking Association hosted its first state SuperTech Challenge in May of this year.  The competition hosted thirty-four competitors, breaking the record for the number of participants in a state’s first year. Each of the tech competitors were tested in thirteen areas of heavy vehicle technician mechanics and were scored according to their knowledge. Each of the techs did a great job in the competition and went home with some great prizes.  However, the professional first place winner, Darrell Duggan from Walmart Transportation and first place student, Clancy Johnson from the Utah Valley...

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Five news grabbing issues anticipated for the 2017 Utah Legislative Session

Five news grabbing issues anticipated for the 2017 Utah Legislative Session By Rob Jolley, Lobbyist & Managing Partner with RRJ Consulting Utah’s legislature continues to place transportation and trucking as a top priority in their discussions during the legislative session.  It is anticipated that there will be five noteworthy issues the legislature will discuss during the upcoming session. Although the gas tax was increased in 2015 and the local distribution of gas tax monies were settled in the November special session, there is still a lot of discussion about transportation. The primary focus of the upcoming session will be...

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Walk Safe

Walk Safe By Amy Nelson, Communications Specialist, WCF Insurance Slips, trips, and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to automobile fatalities.   There are a lot of things you can do to prevent these types of accidents. Prevention measures include cleaning up spills immediately, not carrying packages that obstruct your view, and always using a ladder to reach a high object. An easy way to stay on your feet is to remember to WALK SAFE: Walk like a penguin Arms free Lights on Keep floors clean Slow down Avoid tripping hazards Footwear Eyes on pathway...

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