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The Idaho Trucking Association has been serving Idaho since 1937. Our mission is to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice. We work on behalf of the industry to positively influence local, state and federal governmental actions, and we devote association resources to bring about change that increases member efficiency, competitiveness and profitability. We do this through educational programs, public relations efforts, and the promotion of highway and driver safety.
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Idaho’s Mecham Brings Home Regional Safety Award
CODY, Wyo. – The Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous Committee (RMRSR) today honored Chuck Mecham, safety supervisor for Doug Andrus Distributing, Idaho Falls, Idaho, as the 2014 RMRSR Safety Supervisor of the Year.
“We are proud of all of the work Chuck has done to improve our safety programs at Doug Andrus,” said Andrus Chief Financial Officer Jason Andrus. “As I said in my letter of recommendation, over the past two years we have seen our Hours of Service Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score move from 80.1% to 37.8% as Chuck and his department implemented a strict driver log audit program for auditing paper logs.”
Mecham was submitted as the winner of the Idaho Trucking Association’s 2013 Safety Supervisor of the Year and was chosen from among his peers in the other states that participate in the Rendezvous: Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.
“I am truly honored by this award,” said Mecham as he accepted the award, which was presented by Barry Johnson, safety director for Dixon Bros. Inc., Newcastle, Wyo. Mecham added later, “I love safety. I love what I do.”
Mecham has been involved in the trucking industry for more than three decades. He began his career as a driver, but eventually left the day to day driving to enter the safety field. He has served in his position with Doug Andrus Distributing for the past six years. As the Safety Supervisor, his duties include setting up and implementing safety training programs for all Doug Andrus employees; staying on top of all safety compliance issues and changes; participating in monthly Safety Committee meetings; and promoting safety within the trucking industry. Mecham’s mission is to run a safe and productive program that reduces accidents.
“It was an honor to submit Chuck’s name for this award because he is exceptional in his field; a true example of the talent and experience that our industry employs to keep the public and drivers safe on our nation’s highways,” said Julie Pipal, Idaho Trucking Association president and CEO.
Nine Idaho Drivers Will Compete in Pennsylvania in August
40 drivers vied for the chance to compete at the National Championships
Forty drivers from southern Idaho competed Saturday at the Idaho Truck Driving Championships for a chance to compete at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and the 2014 National Step Van Driving Championships in Pittsburgh, Penn., August 12-16.
"The greatest thing about this event is that every competitor is already a winner," said Idaho Trucking Association President and CEO Julie Pipal. "You can't even enter unless you are accident-free for the previous year leading up to the competition. These drivers are truly the best of the best."
In a tight 3-part competition that included a written test, a safety pre-trip inspection and a tough course, returning champion William "Bill" Hill, Jr., Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., will represent Idaho in Pittsburgh in the 5-Axel class. Hill will be joined by Jeffrey Halford, Con-way Freight, in the 3-Axel class; James Neavear, FedEx Freight, in the 4-Axel class; Tim Brown, Arlo G. Lott Trucking, Inc., in the Flatbed class; Dan Istre, USF Reddaway, in the Sleeper Berth class; Daryl Barnett, FedEx Freight, in the Straight Truck class; Curtis Smith, FedEx Freight, in the Tank Truck class; and Scott Beal, FedEx Freight, in the Twin Trailers class... Click to read more.
Deadline to register for ITA's 80th Annual Convention is August 1st!
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