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Charleston, W.Va. (June 7, 2016) Today, the West Virginia Trucking Association expressed appreciation to the thousands of professional truck drivers, dispatchers, technicians and other members of the trucking industry in the state for their commitment to improving highway safety.

"June is National Safety Month, and as a safety-first industry, the many hard-working dedicated members of the trucking industry deserve to be commended for their efforts to make our roads safer," said West Virginia Trucking Association President Jan Vineyard. "Our industry spends more than $7 billion annually on safety-related training, technology and equipment nationally – and that investment is paying off in a big way."

U.S. DOT NATIONWIDE ROADSIDE INSPECTION SWEEP SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 7-9, 2016

Commercial Motor Vehicle operators should be prepared for a major enforcement blitz in June when a nationwide roadside commercial motor vehicle inspection sweep is scheduled to take place. The annual inspection blitz is important because it could lead to an immediate out of service order and adversely impact motor carrier safety ratings. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a group of federal, state and local transportation enforcement agencies, is preparing to put 10,000 inspectors at 1,500 sites nationwide to conduct approximately 75,000 roadside inspections on June 7-9, 2016. The CVSA "RoadCheck" inspection sweep is an annual event designed to highlight common violations of state and federal motor carrier and HAZMAT transportation regulations. The goal of the RoadCheck program is to take unsafe drivers and vehicles off the road, increase awareness of inspections and their function, educate drivers about vehicle maintenance and gather general motor carrier compliance data. 

Urges Motorists to Stay Vigilant on the Roadways and Offers Safe Driving Tips 

Charleston, W.Va. (April 12, 2016) – This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15), and the West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA) urges motorists to be extremely attentive and cautious as the warmer temperatures signal the beginning of construction season along our state’s roadways.

“While paying attention to traffic signage and focusing on the road is important any time you get behind the wheel, it’s particularly important in the summer months when you see an increase in the number of work zones on our roadways,” said Ryan Thorn, public affairs coordinator for the West Virginia Trucking Association. “The increase of work zones paired with a surge of summer travel can be particularly dangerous. We urge motorists to eliminate distractions, obey posted speed limits, remain patient and be vigilant of construction workers and their equipment in work zones.” 

Offers Tips to Parents When Approaching Underage Drinking 

This month, Proud Eagle, Inc., West Virginia’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor, joins with organizations across the nation to recognize April as National Alcohol Awareness Month. 

For nearly thirty years, businesses and organizations throughout the country, such as Proud Eagle, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), and the Center for Alcohol Policy have sponsored and participated in Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness of the problems that alcohol abuse can cause for individuals, their families and their communities. 

“Parents play a vital role in providing their kids with an understanding of alcohol and the impacts it could have on their lives,” said Jim Linsenmeyer, chief operating officer and principal manager partner of Proud Eagle, Inc. “Alcohol use by young people is reckless, to both themselves and to society. Parents are faced with a significant challenge, they can either sit back and hope that their kids can make the right decisions or they can take an active role in learning about alcohol and helping their kids do the same.” 

In a ruling filed April 7, the West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that said Morgantown does not have the authority to ban trucks from using state roads in city limits. On Dec. 16, 2014, Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Joanna Tabit affirmed the arguments of Nuzum Trucking Co., Greer Industries and Preston Contractors Inc., which filed suit about three months after the Sept. 2 passage of two laws amending the city’s traffic code. In short, those amendments defined what constituted a “heavy truck” and banned their use in the city’s downtown business district.

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