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The big picture from the 23rd annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference was that things aren't as bad in West Virginia as they could have been, following the nation's recession, and they should be getting a little better, especially in the North-Central and Eastern Panhandle regions.

The Outlook was presented Oct. 4 in Charleston by the West Virginia University Bureau of Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which operates within the College of Business and Economics.

Projections were for the construction, natural gas and service industries to lead West Virginia's economy during the next five years, but the state's older, unhealthy and low-participating workforce would drag down significant economic advancement.

BBER Director John Deskins began the presentation by talking about energy, which he said was a slight diversion from his usual presentations.

In his first State of the Industry Address, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear made a case for industry unity and called on ATA to move forward and lead on a host of issues, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology to funding the nation’s infrastructure, despite gridlock and other challenges facing the industry.
 
“The story of trucking is the story of America,” Spear said. “We work hard. Together we move nearly 70% of our nation’s freight. As one, we are the backbone of our economy and a pillar of our nation’s security. We are each leaders; ambassadors of our trade. United, we are the trucking industry. Telling our story matters, but telling it together matters more.”


The West Virginia Trucking Association elected its 2016-2018 slate of officers during the organization’s annual meeting in September.  The full slate of officers include:

Chairman
John Burns
Burns Motor Freight
Marlinton, WV

First Vice Chairman
Aaron Stowers
Stowers Trucking
Hamlin, WV

Second Vice Chairman
James Murphy
Walmart Transportation
Grove City, OH

Secretary/Treasurer
Bryan Christian
Pilot Thomas Logistics
Nitro, WV

Immediate Past Chairman
Daniel Harmon
XPO Logistics
Belle, WV

President
Jan Vineyard
Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Trucking Association represents trucking companies, private fleet operators, industry suppliers, and other firms and individuals interested in the well-being of trucking at the local, state and national level.

Charles Randolph, Pitt Ohio Express
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed the week of Sept. 11-17 as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  He held and event on September to present the proclamation to WV Professional Truck Driver Charles Randolph, from Pitt Ohio Express, for his victory at the National Truck Driving Championship.  At this event, he also highlighted the career opportunities available in the trucking industry.

Jan Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Trucking Association, said, “Trucking professionals are the unsung heroes of the highway, delivering the goods West Virginians need to live and play.  We are very appreciative of Gov. Tomblin for honoring the efforts of the state’s trucking industry.”

Gov. Tomblin highlighted the career opportunities available in West Virginia’s trucking industry during the event. He discussed the West Virginia Trucking Association’s new jobs portal: http://truckingjobswv.com/. 

Thanks to Charles Randolph, Nick Backes and John Staats of Pitt Ohio Express for attending this event.

September 11 - 17, 2016

Next week is Truck Driver Appreciation Week!  We are thrilled that Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed next week to be Truck Driver Appreciation Week in West Virginia and will be presenting the proclamation to Pitt Ohio Driver Charles Randolph on Tuesday, September 13th. Randolph, who just won his class of competition at the National Truck Driving Championships, will accept the proclamation on behalf of all of our wonderful West Virginia truck drivers!

We hope you have plans to honor your drivers next week.  We would love for you to email us and let us know what you are doing for your drivers so that we can share it on our Facebook page.  

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