Arizona Trucking Association Bills Advance with Bipartisan Support
Arizona Trucking Association
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3w ago
Yesterday, two priority bills successfully passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reflecting strong bipartisan support. HB2461: duty of care; leased vehicles – House Bill 2461, passing unanimously (11-0), focuses on leased vehicles’ duty of care in civil lawsuits. It aligns Arizona with national safety standards by ensuring leased vehicles aren’t mandated to retrofit with equipment not required at the time of manufacture, except for mandatory recalls. More details can be found here. HB2414: commercial vehicles; fleet plates; fees – House Bill 2414, approved with a 9-2 vo ..read more
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ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers and Owner-Operators to Participate in Detention Survey
Arizona Trucking Association
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3w ago
Washington, D.C. – As part of a larger study on the impacts of truck driver detention on the industry, the American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers and owner-operators to participate in new ATRI data collection on the consequences of driver detention in the trucking industry. Driver detention – time spent waiting at shipper or receiver facilities outside of loading/unloading – is a longstanding issue in the trucking industry. Accordingly, ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) identified the need for new research to document the widespread negative c ..read more
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A[M]TA Responds to Biden Administration Publishing Final Rule on IC Classification
Arizona Trucking Association
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3w ago
Dear ATA Member: Today the Biden Administration released a final rule on independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which replaces the existing standard that ATA worked to enact under the Trump Administration. The prior existing rule was clear, obvious, and straightforward in establishing two primary factors to establish IC or employment status: The control exercised by the hiring entity; and The entrepreneurial activity of ICs. Under the new rule issued by the Biden Administration today, parties will now have to wade through six factors to determine IC or empl ..read more
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ATA Truck PAC Poker
Arizona Trucking Association
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1M ago
  ATA PAC Poker Party Texas Hold’em Fields marked with an * are required Thursday, February 16, 2024 – 1:00 to 5:00 PM Arizona Trucking Association 7500 W. Madison Street Tolleson, AZ 85353 Registration deadline is February 13, 2024 Come and enjoy the friendly competition and win major bragging rights! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Refreshments will be served. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or in reserving a table of five or more:   Contact Jenive Olgine – Jolgine@aztrucking.com Disclaimers: This is a fundraising event for the Arizona Trucking Associatio ..read more
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Important updates [from the American Trucking Associations] on California regulations
Arizona Trucking Association
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2M ago
Dear American Trucking Association Member: We wanted to update you on two recent and significant announcements out of California regarding pending regulations that affect fleets who operate in the state.  1. Advanced Clean Fleets Enforcement Stay  Following discussions between the California Trucking Association and the California Air Resources Board, CARB agreed to allow flexibility for fleets in reporting their California vehicles as required by the regulation. Under this agreement, fleets can voluntarily register their trucks under the program but will not be m ..read more
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Spread the Word: CARB’s Clean Truck Check Outreach Kit
Arizona Trucking Association
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3M ago
The outreach kit includes a sample feature article that provides an overview of Clean Truck Check and corresponding infographics Clean Truck Check (formerly known as the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program) impacts nearly all non-gasoline vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 14,000 pounds GVWR that operate in California, including both in-state and out-of-state registered vehicles, public vehicles, trucks, buses, personal vehicles, California-registered motorhomes, agricultural vehicles, and those in single vehicle fleets. Vehicle owners who are subject to the program ar ..read more
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FMCSA Portal users must set up a Login.gov account by Friday
Arizona Trucking Association
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3M ago
If you have or use an FMCSA Portal account, you must act now to maintain access. How you log on to the FMCSA Portal is changing to ensure enhanced security and compliance with the Federal Mandate for Multifactor Authentication.  Starting December 1, 2023, users will access the FMCSA Portal through a Login.Gov account instead of using your current FMCSA Portal username and password.  To ensure access to the FMCSA Portal, you must set up a Login.gov account by Dec. 1, 2023. The Federal Cybersecurity plan under White House Executive Order 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, and ..read more
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New ATRI Research Analyzes Predatory Towing and Efforts to Prevent It
Arizona Trucking Association
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3M ago
Washington, D.C. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released a new report that examines the causes and countermeasures of predatory heavy-duty towing, with the goal of improving the relationship between the towing and trucking industries. The most common types of predatory towing were excessive rates, experienced by 82.7 percent of motor carriers, and unwarranted extra service charges, experienced by 81.8 percent of carriers. A majority of carriers encountered additional issues such as truck release or access delays, cargo release delays, truck seizure without cause ..read more
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Arizona Trucking Association Foundation Announces New Board of Directors for 2023-2025
Arizona Trucking Association
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3M ago
Tolleson, AZ – The Arizona Trucking Association Foundation (ATA Foundation) is pleased to announce the election results for its Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. The newly elected board, comprised of industry leaders with a wealth of experience and dedication to the trucking community, will guide the ATA Foundation in its mission to advance the trucking industry through education, safety, and community engagement. Returning Members: Chairman: Byron Haught, Rush Truck Centers Treasurer/Secretary: Gary Doyle, Baumann, Doyle, Paytas & Bernstein, PLLC Ryan Dart, Purcell Tire Mark Dou ..read more
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Arizona Trucking Association Calls for Urgent Action on Truck Parking Using Available Funding
Arizona Trucking Association
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4M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phoenix, AZ — The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) is joining a nationwide effort to address the severe shortage of truck parking, a growing safety concern that affects truck drivers and the motoring public. In an open letter to Governor Hobbs, the ATA highlights the critical role of truck drivers who transport over 12 billion tons of freight annually and the challenges they face due to inadequate parking facilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) reports that 98% of truck drivers regularly struggle to find safe parking, a sharp increase from just four y ..read more
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