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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.
To find out how you can become a member, please email us at email@example.com or call our office at 208-342-3521 for more information.
March SMC Meetings
Subject: Sleep Apnea
Tuesday, March 11th 12:00 p.m. - CWI
5725 East Franklin Rd. - Nampa Room#NMPT 1701A
ITA is picking up the tab for lunch! Treasure Valley donated the most meals to
the Idaho Food Bank in our Food & Fund Drive!
Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company
Thursday, March 20th 12:00 p.m. - Idaho Joe's
598 Blue Lakes Blvd. - Twin Falls
Thursday, March 20th 6:00 p.m. - Tommy Vaughn's
850 Jensen Grove Dr. - Blackfoot
Thursday, March 27th 6:00 p.m. - Sage Technical School
3448 North Huetter Rd. - Coeur d'Alene
Next Topic: DOT Audit Compliance and Rule Changes
Idaho Truck Driving Championships June 13 - 14, 2014
Thanks to the efforts of our partners at Idaho State Police, the TDC event will take place at the P.O.S.T. training facility in Meridian on June 13th and 14th 2014. Driver Entry Forms will be April 1st.
We are in need of volunteers and equipment! For more information contact the ITA office.
Guest Opinion: Small Fuel Tax Increase is a Start
By Julie Pipal, President/CEO
It has been 18 years since Idaho increased the fuel tax. In fact, that was the last time the state increased either fuel tax or registration fees – the two state sources of funding for Idaho’s state road and bridge system. In the interim, we have relied heavily upon federal funding to improve our transportation system.
Since about 2006, the state has taken quite a few bites at the apple with studies, presentations and surveys. The legislature even performed an audit on the efficiency of the Idaho Transportation Department. All of these activities culminated in the 2010 Governor’s Task Force on Modernizing Transportation Funding. The Task Force reported that Idaho needed an additional $262 million in revenue just to keep up with maintenance and repair costs. If improvements were added to that list, it is upwards of $600 million.
Daunting numbers, aren’t they? To continue reading, click here.
Independent Truck Drivers Win in Idaho Supreme Court Ruling
Idaho Supreme Court Overrules the Giltner Bright-Line Rule for the Classification of Owner-Operators
To read the full press release, click here.
ITA's 80th Annual Convention August 12-15, 2014
Presented by Freightliner of Idaho, LLC.
The event will take place August 12-15, 2014 in McCall, ID at the Shore Lodge.
Hotel accomodations can be made at the Shore Lodge or the Best Western Plus. Ask for the "Idaho Trucking Association" room block.
For more information, visit the 2014 ITA convention page under the Events tab.
FMCSA Announces One-Year Extension of Paper Medical Certificate Requirement for Commercial Bus and Truck Drivers
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it is extending a requirement that interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders retain paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate and continue to make the document available for review upon request at the roadside by federal and state commercial motor vehicle inspector. This requirement will be extended by 1 year, until January 30, 2015. This extension is to protect commercial drivers from being cited for violations because some states are not yet in full compliance with the new system.
For the final rule please visit: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/rulemakings/rule-programs/rule_making_details.aspx?ruleid=468