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WVTA Buyers Guide

compliance2020

Press Archive

From Chris Spear - President & Chief Executive Officer, American Trucking Association

Dear Professional Truck Drivers, ATA Members and State Trucking Association Executives:

As our industry provides essential services throughout our great nation, most notably to the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, protecting the health, safety and well-being of our workforce is most important to us.  Today we are facing an unprecedented challenge that affects our businesses, families, communities and way of life.

As state and local authorities across the country place restrictions on public activity to slow the spread of COVID-19, many state trucking driving championships and step van driving championships have had to postpone or cancel competition. Accordingly, the decision has been made to cancel the National Truck Driving Championships & National Step Van Driving Championships (NTDC/NSVDC) this year, which had been scheduled for August 19-22 in Indianapolis, IN.

Our industry’s creed and the very spirit of these competitions is “safety first,” and this decision reflects that. It’s made out of an abundance of caution on behalf of the professional drivers competing at the state level, along with the state associations, companies and family members who organize, host and cheer on the competitors. With most drivers unable to practice and states unable to hold competitions, we believe this decision is necessary to maintain the integrity of a “national” championship.

As I have said many times, NTDC is the event I most look forward to every year. Know that we do not take this decision lightly. The Super Bowl of Safety has not been cancelled since World War II, which is a testament to just how unprecedented this present challenge is.

We congratulate all of the drivers who have driven accident-free over the past year and the scores who have accumulated millions of accident free miles. Thank you for every mile you run and every delivery you make. You make your families, our industry and entire country proud.

In the words of the President of the United States: “You are our heroes.”Because ATA has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the National Truck Driving Championship, we have also had to make the same difficult decision for West Virginia.  The WV Truck Driving Championship which we postponed last week to July 18th has now been cancelled.  Keep up the good work you are doing!  You will be back better than ever next year!  We are so proud of our drivers – the best of the best – delivering life’s essentials every day!  Stay safe!

On Saturday, June 8th, WV Drivers competed in the 2019 WV Truck Driving Championship. Congratulations to our Truck Driving Championship Winners!

During the reconvened session of the Virginia General Assembly on April 4th, Governor Northam proposed, and legislators approved, a new fuels tax of 7.6 cents per gallon for gasoline and 7.7 cents for diesel.   This tax takes effect on July 1 and will be imposed at all stations along the I-81 corridor - 325 miles from Bristol to Winchester.   Working in conjunction with DMV, the Virginia Petroleum & Convenience Marketers Association (VPCMA)  has developed comprehensive seminars to inform you of the specific provisions of these important changes, and most importantly, to assure your company is in compliance with Virginia law - which will take effect just two weeks later.

Spotted Lanternfly Enforcement Started May 1.  You Will be Ticketed if You Travel in PA without a Permit. 

To prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and limit the damage it can do to agriculture, any truck that stops (other than for fuel or at a traffic signal) in quarantined areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey must go through Lanternfly training and obtain a permit.  

The training and permits are FREE and online; however, as of May 1, the Pennsylvania State Police began hard enforcement with roadside stops and penalties issued for non-compliance.  

Go to https://bit.ly/2lGJQzQ for a list of the affected counties and how to obtain a permit and training. 

WVTA Members Receive a 2.7% discount
West Virginia Trucking Association members recieve a 2.7% discount

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