Author: UTA Mag

SUTA Scholarship Test

  “I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am to have received this scholarship.  This is such a relief in a difficult time and I feel so blessed.  It is my dream to become a Diesel Technician.  I was ready to give up on my dream after several attempts to attend college were not successful because of my financial situation.  This scholarship will relieve the stress of worrying how I am going to pay for this program.  Once day I will return the generosity by giving back to the Association that has given me the opportunity to...

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From the Director

Dear Association Members and Friends, Shortly after our Management Conference and Truck Expo in May, Mark Droubay, our then newly elected President, and I had a conversation about what he would like to see as areas of emphasis for the coming years. Of course, he acknowledged the great work done by our past presidents and leaders and expressed a desire to continue with their initiatives. We talked in great detail about the difficulties that companies are having finding drivers and technicians and discussed potential ways the association can help. We recognized that this is a tremendous problem and to...

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Winter Preparedness

By Corey Nieves, Millward Agency The summer has finally ended, the relentless Utah summer heat is subsiding into cooler, less uncomfortable temperatures. The hot days are getting shorter and the cool nights are getting longer. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Or does it? Just like everything else we experience there are two sides to this. On one side we are looking forward to the temperatures humans were meant to survive in and not surface of the sun heat we’ve had this past summer. But on the other side we have the cold weather creeping up on us and the challenges...

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A Message From UDOT Truck Smart

By Stephen Goodrich, UDOT Motor Carrier Division Commercial drivers often share their concerns about safe driving Port of Entry agents throughout the State. They ask if anything is being done to build awareness on ways the general public can learn to drive safely around big trucks. Our answer is “yes!” Through the use of an FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Administration Program (MCSAP) grant, UDOT is in schools across the State teaching soon-to-be-drivers how to drive “Truck Smart.” But even with grant monies, the program would not work without the support of the trucking industry – many of you in...

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2016 TruckPAC Golf Tournament

By Kelsey Halls, Utah Trucking Association We had another great event this year at the annual TruckPAC Golf Tournament. The weather was perfect – not too hot and not too cold. The golfers enjoyed the scenery nestled between the beautiful Oquirrh Mountains and Utah Lake glistening in the sun. As always, the attendees enjoyed the comradery of the industry as they met with old friends and made some new ones. Regardless of how you golfed, the company was superb. A big congratulations to our top golfers this year: third place went to Kim, Riley, Kelson, and Chase Robinson from...

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