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2014 Florida
Truck Driving Championships
May 22-24, 2014
Tampa, Florida

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2014 Florida SuperTech
Results

BILL LALLY
Publix Super Markets
Grand Champion

2014 Spring Round-Up
Inspection & Training
April 24-25, 2014
Jacksonville
Info/registration
Hotel Reservations

     
 Herman Fauss Golf Tournament
May 21, 2014
Valrico FL

Info and registration

 2013 Safety Awards
Banquet Registration
2014 Herman Fauss
Scholarship

Application deadline is
April 11, 2014

 

  • Senators agree on highway bill principles
    A bipartisan group of Senators has agreed on the outline of bill to reauthorize the federal highway program. The terms of the deal cover policy principles, such as a long-term bill and maintaining existing programs, but they do not cover the key question of how to pay for the program. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced the deal and said the committee will act on the bill when it returns from recess the last week of April.

     

  • Join the movement: TMAF launches at Mid-America Trucking Show
    Industry leaders from ACT 1, OOIDA, ATA and TCA were on hand the Mid-America Trucking Show to discuss why the Trucking Moves America Forward movement is vital to enhancing the image of the trucking industry and the positive impact it will have on those even outside of the trucking community. Join the movement.

     

  • OOIDA seeks delay in medical examination change
    Saying that the number of certified medical examiners is insufficient, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the requirement that beginning May 21 medical exams must be conducted by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

     

  • Coalition takes opposition to truck weight increases to Capitol, questions DOT review
    With Congress hard at work on the next surface transportation reauthorization, a coalition of public health and safety groups, truck drivers, law enforcement and families of truck crash victims recently took time from their Capitol Hill rounds to oppose any increases to federal truck size and weight limits.

     

  • FMCSA drops many recent emergency trucking rule exemptions
    After consulting with representatives of state governors, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rescinded certain emergency exemptions to trucking regulations, but is keeping them for half a dozen states, following heating fuel shortages. The exemptions were issued over the winter following declaration of an emergency orders issued by various governors or FMCSA and were later extended.

     

  • Technician shortage a large and growing problem
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than a million jobs exist today in the auto, diesel and collision repair industries with growth of 17 percent projected through the year 2020. Unfortunately, only about 3,500 diesel and truck technicians enter the market through technical schools annually, according to The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. That's not enough to keep up with current growth trends and retirement rates.

     



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