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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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October's SMC MEETINGS SERIES
Food Safety Modernization Act Update
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October 5, Hayden Beverage
6335 W. Integrity Way in Post Falls, 6:00 p.m.
October 20, Idaho Joe’s
598 Blue Lake Blvd. in Twin Falls, noon
October 20, Tommy Vaughn’s
850 Jensen Grove Dr. in Blackfoot 6:00 p.m.
October 25, Meridian
**Location to be determined** - noon
MEETING ARE ALWAYS FREE TO CARRIERS,
Eastern & Northern Idaho lunch/dinner is NO-HOST
Please RSVP for Meridian meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$20.00 per person (Meridian only)
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IF YOU MISSED THE 2016 CONVENTION,
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August 9, 10 & 11, 2017
2016 Idaho Truck Driving Championships!
Winn, Murphy Repeat Top Honors In their Class, Head to National Competition
Drivers will join 7 other Idahoans in Indianapolis, Ind. for the National Step Van and Truck Driving Championships
MERIDIAN, ID – Sixty-nine professional truck drivers from across Idaho gathered at the Idaho State Police Training Facility today to compete for top honors in Idaho and the opportunity to represent their state and company at the National Step Van and Truck Driving Championships, August 10-13, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Thirteen different companies were represented in nine classes of competition. Some have a strong national presence while others were local or regional including Commercial Tire, Boise; Doug Andrus Distributing LLC, Idaho Falls; Giltner Inc., Jerome; May Trucking Company, Salem, Ore.; and Off-Spec Solutions LLC, Caldwell.
“I think the skills course was tough on them this year,” said Julie Pipal, president and CEO of the Idaho Trucking Association, the organization that puts on the annual event. “The scores weren’t as high as they have been in past years, but the competition was fierce and the drivers could truly show their abilities.”
Competitors must first be accident-free for a year to even be eligible to compete. Once entered, each must take a written test on the knowledge of safety regulations, and conduct a pre-trip inspection that is judged by member of the Idaho State Police’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit. After the written and pre-trip segments are completed, drivers must take a skills test (driving) through a series of problems. Winners are selected based on their overall performance in all three segments and awards are presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in nine classes of competition. The 1st place winner in each class will represent Idaho at the national competition.
Awards are also given for the best pre-trip, rookie of the year (first-time competitor), team performance and grand champion.
Kevin Winn, Twin Falls, took home top honors in the 3-Axle class for the second year in a row. David Murphy, Meridian, also repeated his victory in 2015 by again capturing 1st place in the 5-Axle class.
Old Dominion Freight Lines made a strong showing, including having drivers awarded two of the event’s special awards. William Hill, Jr. of Marsing took home the best pre-trip award, and the rookie of the year award went to Ryan Matos, Meridian. The team award went to ABF Freight Systems.
Hill also captured the Grand Champion award for the best overall performance of the day.
The winners in all classes are as follows:
*Bolded winners are first-time competitors. This does not indicate how many years someone has been driving.
Nomination forms/applications for the 2017 Safety Awards are now
available online under the Member Login area https://members.idtrucking.org/
2016 SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
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Thank you to our sponsors for 2015!
The 2015 SMC Meetings were sponsored by:
2016 PHOTO CONTEST
CONGRATULATIONS TO ZACH UMLAND, DOUG ANDRUS DISTRIBUTING, WON 1ST PLACE!
See his winning photo: http://www.idtrucking.org/files/Transport%20News%2012-23-2015.pdf
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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2015 TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
PART TIME TRUCK DRIVING TEACHER NEEDED
Attention Valued Members
ITA will no longer sell supplies such as DOT inspection forms
& cards, medical examination cards & forms,
safety manuals, etc.
* we have vehicle inspection folders and driver folders still available for sale.
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