Author: UTA Mag

Utah Safety Management Council, What’s in it for Me?

Utah Safety Management Council, What’s in it for Me? By Terry Smith, Safety Director, Utah Trucking Association  The Utah Safety Management Council is the safety organization within the Utah Trucking Association. Its purpose is to promote safe trucking operations on our nation’s highways and to advance the level of professionalism of its membership. The Council is made up of safety personnel from the Utah Trucking Association member companies.  The council meets at a luncheon every first Thursday of the month (with the exception of May & July) at the UTA office at 11:00 am to discuss issues of interest...

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America’s Road Team Finalists Announced by ATA

America’s Road Team Finalists Announced by ATA Drivers with 77.6 Million Combined Safe-Driving Miles Move on to Final Round By Elizabeth Barna, America Trucking Associations Arlington, Va. – On October 24, 2016, American Trucking Associations named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become Captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.  Included in their selection was Jeff Payne from Reddaway located in Cedar City, Utah. “These professional drivers were chosen as finalists for America’s Road Team because they are proven industry ambassadors with long safety records and professionalism that projects a positive image of our...

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Winter 2016 Executive Director Article

Dear Association Members and Friends, By the time this magazine edition is published we will be well into winter.  However, as I am writing this it is just days before Thanksgiving.  I so enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and what it stands for.  This year, like no other I can remember, has been interesting, especially in the political realm.  Just weeks ago, we concluded a very divisive presidential campaign and election process and even weeks later many are upset and concerned for the future of our country.  While of course our association gets concerned about politics and has a vested...

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IMPORTANCE OF FCRA COMPLIANCE

IMPORTANCE OF FCRA COMPLIANCE By Todd Anderson, Senior Professional in Human Resources with Platinum HR “statutory damages of up to $1,000 for each applicant, costs and attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages.” The number of employers that conduct background checks as part of the hiring process has steadily increased. Background checks can help uncover misconduct or dishonest behavior at previous jobs and determine whether applicants possess the positive traits employers desire. They can also help avoid negligent hiring claims if things go wrong with a new hire. However, a recently filed lawsuit demonstrates that the decision to use background checks...

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From the President

From the President I have a great friend and neighbor that is a very successful man in his profession of money management, investment and estate planning. He shared part of his life story with me one time when we were out on a motorcycle ride together. He said when he was in high school, about all he wanted to do was play baseball and other sports. I learned later that he was very good at baseball and that his father played professional baseball. Maybe that incited his love of the game. During his senior year (1979) he was told...

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