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12th Class Graduates from Truck Driver Program

Surry Community College recently held its 12th graduation ceremony for the school’s Truck Driver Program. The ceremony, which took place on March 29th, saw educators and administrators congratulate the graduates on their choice to earn an education in this important field. Freight transport requires the proper training since commercial truck drivers are subject to a large amount of liability on the roads. The nine-week program has been completed by over one-hundred students as of this past ceremony, and this college believes firmly that the program has helped aspiring drivers as well as the state’s economy. In the most recent...

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ATA Renews DriverFacts as Featured Product Provider

The American Trucking Associations has recently announced that DriverFacts will be renewed as an ATA Featured Product Provider. The company, which is an industry-leader in trucking compliance solutions, has helped to promote safety on the roads through the use of proper data. While many object to certain regulations on the ground that they are made arbitrarily rather than based on a detailed analysis of information from the field, DriverFacts has helped offer the type of information that allows for industry-wide decisions to be made with clarity and confidence. “From helping to provide the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with...

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ATA Hires New Director of Strategic Communications

The American Trucking Associations recently announced the arrival of a new Director of Strategic Communications. The group has hired Jeremy Kirkpatrick, an individual with plenty of experience in the fields of management and communications. ATA Executive Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Sue Hensley said: “I am pleased that Jeremy is joining us at ATA, giving us another voice to tell the trucking industry’s story. Jeremy’s strong track record of success in the association world and on Capitol Hill will make him an excellent addition to our communications team.” Kirkpatrick was previously employed by the National Restaurant Association...

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Decisiv Renewed as ATA Featured Product Provider

The American Trucking Associations announced recently that Decisiv, a leader in Service Relationship Management (SRM) would be renewed as an ATA Featured Product Provider. Decisiv is well-known in the transportation industry for being the provider of the first industrial IoT PaaS solution for commercial asset service management. ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said: “The trucking industry is responsible for moving 70% of the goods in this country, so when a truck is sitting in the repair shop, we’re not able to best serve American consumers. We encourage our members to explore solutions, like those offered by Decisiv, to...

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Trucking Alliance Voices Issues with ELD Speed Limiter Opponents

Electronic logging devices and speed limiters have been some of the most controversial talking-points in the trucking industry for quite some time. While safety advocates have been quick to voice their approval of these devices, they have also been very vocal about their opposition to the people who are against the mandatory implementation of these devices. The US Department of Transportation has heard many arguments on both sides of the issue. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently heard refutations against a coalition’s arguments opposing ELDs and speed limiters in commercial vehicles. The Trucking Alliance has been in favor of these...

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