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Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement about the inclusion of a permanent hours-of-service restart fix in Congress' bipartisan Continuing Resolution:

"ATA thanks Congress for including what should be a permanent fix to the hours-of-service restart in this Continuing Resolution, and we look forward to its final passage into law to resolve this issue.  Reverting back to the pre-July 2013 restart shifts the emphasis back to safety by removing flawed data from the rulemaking process. The entire industry will now be able to comply with this rule thanks to a common sense approach championed by a bipartisan group of legislators. 

"While ATA sought the same for preempting states that have added redundant rest break requirements on top of the existing federal standard, ATA will continue to push hard for federal preemption of specific state laws when the 115th Congress convenes next month."

The West Virginia Trucking Association ("WVTA") has announced its designation of the exclusive publisher and advertising sales agent for the WVTA Buyers’ Guide (the “Guide”)— Overland Park, Kan.-based Strategic Value Media, a leading nationwide provider of print and digital media solutions to national, state and local trade and membership associations. WVTA is proud to provide its members with this exclusive, easily accessible, year-round, valuable resource that is expected to be first available this coming Winter.

"This comprehensive Guide offers access to a vast network of industry suppliers," said Jan Vineyard, President of of WVTA. "We’re pleased to offer such a needed resource, which will greatly assist industry professionals in making educated purchasing decisions throughout the year."

The Guide features updated and expanded company and product listings, in addition to other valuable information relating to the trucking industry. The Guide provides users with an efficient way to browse for goods and services and offers trucking suppliers and companies exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.

We encourage you to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to highlight your products and services. To learn more about advertising your products or services in the Guide, please email wvta-advertise@svmmedia.com.

The West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA) announced today their recognition and participation in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, which is being conducted this week – October 16-22. Law enforcement agencies throughout the country will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education this week aimed at unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers. 

“Safety on our highways is our number one priority,” said Jan Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Trucking Association. “We practice and preach safe driving techniques to our commercial drivers on a daily basis and Operation Safe Driver Week allows us to reinforce that message with not only our members but also the public. Education is just as important as enforcement when it comes to developing safe driving habits.” 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will ramp up enforcement activity starting Sunday for its annual Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz.

From Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.

CVSA says the Operation Safe Driver program was created to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths involving trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors. During the week, there will be increased traffic enforcement for both cars and trucks.

Specifically, CVSA says law enforcement will be looking for speeding, failure to use a seat belt, distracted driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, following too closely, improper lane change and more.

During the 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week, more than 21,000 vehicles, including trucks and cars, were pulled over, and more than 19,000 roadside inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles. 

The top five warnings and citations given to commercial drivers:

  • Size and weight
  • Speeding
  • Failure to use seat belt
  • Failure to obey traffic control device
  • Using a handheld phone

Eight public anti-tobacco groups are suing the government to require graphic and grotesque warning labels on packs of cigarettes.

This week, eight public health groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S Food and Drug Administration to force the government to require graphic warning labels on packs of cigarettes.

The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 4 in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Truth Initiative and several individual pediatricians.

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