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Idaho’s Trucking Industry Holding 81st Annual meeting In McCall

Succession planning and the future of the industry top the agenda supported by carrier and supplier members alike, including presenting sponsor Freightliner of Idaho/Warner Truck Centers

MCCALL, Idaho – More than 150 trucking industry members are gathered in McCall this week to look at the toughest issues facing the industry.  With 72 percent of Idaho communities relying exclusively on trucks to move their goods, the future of trucking is of vital importance to Idaho’s economy.

“This is the one time of the year when the members of the Idaho Trucking Association can meet face-to-face to share ideas and look for ways to tackle complicated regulatory burdens and issues such as recruiting and retaining new drivers,” said President and CEO Julie Pipal.  “Most of the public only has a stereotypical impression of our industry which makes it extremely difficult to tell anyone about the real value we have to the quality of life in the country.

The agenda of the ITA’s 81st annual meeting includes American Trucking Associations Chairman Duane Long, owner of Longistics in Raleigh, N.C.  Long will be speaking on the state of the industry and how Idaho Trucking Association members can get involved.  Leon Resnick, a partner in Resnick Associates, Harrisburg, PA, will be presenting strategies on business succession planning.  Brian Fielkow, the owner of Jetco Delivery in Houston, TX and the author of Driving to Perfection: Achieving Business Excellent by Creating a Vibrant Culture, will speaking on corporate culture.

Warner Truck Centers which is the presenting sponsor of the meeting, has long supported the efforts of the ITA to help strengthen the industry through conventions and regular safety and advocacy efforts. Of this week’s meeting Dealer Principal Buzz Warner said, “ITA is made up of a great group of individuals. It’s a united force of people doing good for the trucking industry.”

The agenda also includes motivational speaker Thurl Bailey, the former professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz whose speaking and storytelling inspire companies and individuals to persevere, build winning teams, encourage peak performance, develop leadership, and discover opportunity in change.

The conference will conclude with the annual awards banquet on Thursday where the Idaho Trucking Association’s Safety Management Committee will recognize Idaho fleets who have achieved exemplary safety standards as well as the individuals whose contributions to the safety of the industry are unmatched by their peers:  Driver of the Year, Maintenance Person of the Year, and Safety Supervisor of the Year.


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Idaho Hosts 5-State Trucking Safety Meeting

Support for safety on highways broadly represented including carriers, government and supporters like presenting sponsor HELP, Inc.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – More than 80 safety professionals from five western states are gathered in Idaho Falls this week to hear from their peers, vendors and motivational speakers.  Safety directors, company owners, law enforcement and trucking association staff from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah are spending July 15-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn to share ideas and bring focus to the issues that directly affect the safety of their drivers and the traveling public.

“The Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous is a great opportunity to network with our surrounding states, law enforcement and FMCSA,” said Cole Prestwich, chair of this year’s meeting and safety director for Arlo G. Lott Trucking in Jerome.  “This meeting is all about making our industry safer for everyone on the highways.”

They started their business meeting this morning by selecting from state nominations a safety supervisor of the year.  The winner, Jim Haslam of Intermountain Rigging and Heavy Haul of Salt Lake City, Utah, was recognized for creating a culture of safety at IRH and truly leading on this issue for his company. The award was presented by last year’s winner Chuck Mecham, Doug Andrus Distributing and IRH CEO Steven Knight.

"As an organization whose primary mission is truck safety, HELP Inc. was proud to sponsor the 2015 the Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous," said Karen Rasmussen, HELP Inc. President and CEO. "This event is beneficial to industry and the public because safety professionals have the opportunity to network and share their own best practices.”  

Speakers include Major William “Bill” Reese of the Idaho State Police, who is currently serving as president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Rich York, Idaho Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  Participants will also hear from Kyle Bruny, Regional Sales Manager for DriveCam; Jeremiah Castleton, employment screening and hiring practices expert for Merchants Information Solutions; Fred Rice, crash reconstruction specialist; and Colleen Wienhoff, Wienhoff Drug Testing.



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NINE Idahoans Head to National Truck Driving Championships

MERIDIAN, ID – Among stiff competition in the largest pool of professional truck drivers to compete in Idaho’s Truck Driving Championships (TDC) in over a decade, nine Idaho drivers will head to St. Louis, Missouri compete against top drivers from across the country.

Hailing from Rigby to Rathdrum, Saturday’s winners distinguished themselves from 60 other drivers to earn the right to vie for national bragging rights at the National Truck Driving Championships, an event sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, August 11-15, 2015 in the “Show Me” state.

“In addition to being asked to take a written test on the hundreds of safety regulations they must know and comply with, the drivers must conduct a pre-trip test in front of an Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety officer, and drive a course of six problems with at least 100 people watching,” said Julie Pipal, president and CEO of the Idaho Trucking Association (ITA).

After the written, pre-trip and skills (driving) segments were completed, ITA board member Dan Bernert, BCT, Inc., presented award to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in nine classes of competition.  The 1stplace winner in each class will represent Idaho at the national competition.

In addressing the group of drivers, family, friends and spectators gathered at the track at the Idaho State Police facility in Meridian, TDC Chairman Cole Prestwich, safety director for Arlo G Lott Trucking in Jerome, said, “you are all winners.  I am proud of each and every one of you today for putting yourselves out there to compete.  You truly are the best of the best.”

James Neavear, Blackfoot, took first in the 4-Axle class for the second year in a row. Daniel Istre, Caldwell, who took first place in the Sleeper Berth class in 2014, took home top honors in the Twin Trailers class this year.

Bernert also presented Co-Grand Champion awards to Kevin Winn, winner of the 3-Axle class, and Dean Goodnight, winner of the flatbed class.  Scott Colwell, Reddaway, took home the pre-trip award, scoring a 98 out of a possible 100.

Rookie of the Year awards went to 3-Axle class competitor Skyler Campbell, Fed Ex Freight, and Dean Giesbrecht, Con-way Freight. Rookies, or first-time competitors, dominated the Step Van class, by taking all three top spots over veteran competitors.

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1st place winner - Ronald Chisham,
Doug Andrus Distributing
2nd place winner - Wendy Robbins,
Arlo G. Lott Trucking
3rd place winner - Tory Finn,
Western Transport, Inc.


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