Author: UTA Mag

Driving Safely During Inclement Weather

Driving Safely During Inclement Weather By Greg Royall, Traffic Safety Program Manager, Utah Safety Council What is inclement weather? You have most likely experienced it recently. Inclement weather is defined as weather conditions of rain, snow, sleet, hail, severe winds, or fog; or roadway surface conditions of wet, snow, slush, or ice. According to a study conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, bad weather is a factor in more than 2,000 deaths every winter. It is no secret that rain or snow covered roads are more dangerous. Almost half (46%) of crashes involving bad weather take place in...

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1st Annual Autumn Invitational Shoot

1st Annual Autumn Invitational Shoot Utah Trucking Association and North American Trailer hosted the first annual Autumn Invitational Shoot with the help of TAB Bank, Val & Julie Stokes, and Utility Trailer Sales of Utah as sponsors.  There was a great turnout with 54 total shooters – between the short planning time …and it being right in the middle of the deer hunt, it was a fantastic first year! The shoot was held at Wasatch Wing & Clay in Cedar Fort – a stunning location with wide open fields tucked up in the hills near Eagle Mountain with a...

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FINANCIAL FOCUS: Do You Have a Small-business Retirement Plan?

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Do You Have a Small-business Retirement Plan?  By Spencer Dow, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, Edward Jones If you’re a small-business owner, you’ve always got a lot to do: marketing your products or services, hiring employees, paying your bills, coping with competition – the list goes on and on. But there’s one task you may be overlooking: establishing your own retirement plan. And that’s not something you want to ignore – because, one day, you may want to trade in the title of “business owner” for that of “retiree.” Fortunately, when choosing a retirement plan, you’ve got some...

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New overtime rules may affect employee pay

New overtime rules may affect employee pay. By Kathryn Tunacik Smith, Partner, Strong & Hanni Employers may need to pay more to their salaried employees under new Department of Labor regulations that went into effect December 1, 2016. Employees who are paid a salary will have to be paid at least $913 per week or $47,476 per year. If an employee is paid less than that, then they must be paid by the hour and must be paid 1.5 times their hourly rate when they work over 40 hours in a workweek. The new regulations do not apply to...

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Road Rally 2016: Telluride, CO

Road Rally 2016: Telluride, CO By: UTA Staff The annual Utah Trucking Road Rally always promises to be a good time, and this year was no exception.  With the best people in the industry, the ride broke the norm by extending the invitation to include cars with the motorcycles and having an overnight ride to Telluride, Colorado. The Northern Utah group met at the Utah Trucking Association building where they were fed a delicious hot breakfast sponsored by Quality Tire’s generosity. Once done with their meal, the group headed out from the UTA building to beautiful Moab, Utah to...

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