Author: Sarah Clasby

Study: Women Veterans Make Excellent Truckers

There are two groups of truck drivers that have fewer accidents, drive more miles and stay in the same job longer: veterans and women. And thanks to federal initiatives to help veterans get jobs in transportation, we should start seeing more women vets piloting trucks on American roads. Based on data it has been compiling for a decade, Omnitracs says women veterans would make for excellent truck drivers. And those women could find higher pay than the average salary garnered by the average female veterans in the private sector. “Although women and veterans make up a smaller population in trucking, they are great truckers,” Lauren Domnick, Omintracs’ director of data and analytics, told American Trucker this week. According to the Omnitracs study, fewer than 9% of truckers are women. And 19% of all truckers have a military background. While there are fewer women and veterans driving commercial trucks, those who are tend to be safer than the male truckers who didn’t serve in the military. Read the complete article...

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CVSA Releases 2017 Brake Safety Day Results

Safety group said 22% of all vehicles inspected during the one-day event were placed out of service for “violations of any kind.”  The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) said that 78% of the 7,698 commercial motor vehicles inspected back in September during its Annual Brake Safety Day enforcement blitz did not have any violations that would’ve placed them out of service (OOS). The group noted that 14% or 1,064 of all the inspections conducted resulted in an OOS violation for brake-related violations, with 22% or 1,680 of all vehicles inspected turning up OOS violations of any kind. A total of 6,361 commercial motor vehicle inspections were conducted in the U.S. during Brake Safety Day, CVSA added, with 1,337 conducted in Canada. Read More...

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HELP Inc. News Release

HELP Inc. Introduces PrePass® ELD and MOTION™ New applications provide driver logs and expanded weigh station bypass services NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOWNLOAD IMAGES PHOENIX, October 22, 2017 – HELP Inc., the non-profit provider of PrePass, the nation’s first and most reliable truck weigh station bypass system, introduced an electronic logging device (ELD) application and mobile bypass application during the ATA Management Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. PrePass ELD was developed to address carriers’ requests for a simple and economical way to comply with the federally mandated ELD requirement taking effect December 18, 2017. The ELD is a simple solution to monitor hours-of-service, recording only the data required by law. It operates as a bring-your-own device (BYOD) app available in both Android and iOS formats and takes seconds to install. Users will be able to download the app to any tablet or smartphone, tether it with an OBDII device plugged into the truck’s diagnostic port, and begin recording truck movement and driver hours. “This ELD is a cost effective solution for trucking operations looking for an easy way to comply with the ELD mandate,” said HELP President & CEO Karen Rasmussen. “And unlike many other providers just now entering the ELD market, carriers using PrePass ELD can be assured they are getting a high-quality service from a trusted name that’s been in trucking technology for more than...

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2017 Autumn Trap Shoot

On Friday, October 13th the 2nd Annual Autumn Trap Shoot was held. Those who participated shot well, ate well, and had a great time. Francis Trucking was our 1st place team and the two Geneva Rock teams took 2nd and 3rd. Thanks to all who participated in this event and congratulations to the winning shooters. Special thanks to our sponsors: Francis Trucking North American Trailer Double D Distribution Kenworth Sales...

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Utah Trucking Members to be Highlighted on ABC 4 News

Long time Utah Trucking Association member and supporter Cox Transportation will be spotlighted on ABC 4 News during the Wirth Watching segment.  This special will air on Sunday, November 5 at 10:00 pm.  Congratulations to the Cox team for this recognition.  The association will post this special on all their media outlets next week.      ...

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