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WVTA and ATA Share the Road Professionals Offer Holiday Travel Tips

The West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA), along with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Share the Road highway safety program recently released a dozen safety tips for driving this holiday season. 

With more than 99 million motorists expected to use our nation’s highways in the coming weeks, the WVTA and the ATA want to ensure everyone arrives at their destinations safely by being nice and not naughty on the roads this year. 

“Safe driving is critical this time of year and there are many steps you can take to prepare for holiday travel,” said Jan Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Trucking Association. “Please take a minute to review our list of good highway safety habits before getting on the road this holiday season.” 

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FAST Act, the long-term highway funding bill, by a vote of 359-65. The overwhelmingly bipartisan supported bill will bring billions of dollars to West Virginia for greatly needed highway and infrastructure projects. The U.S. Senate will be taking up the bill tomorrow and should be on the President's desk for his signature tomorrow night.

We'd like to thank each member of West Virginia's Congressional delegation for voting in favor of this bill: Rep. Evan Jenkins, Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Alex Mooney. 

Below you will find a press release distributed by Congressman Jenkins' office that provides further detail on the bill's passage and also the estimated amount of funding West Virginia will receive from this legislation over the next five years. This is a major win for our industry and our state! 

Safety Should Be Number One Priority for Motorists during Thanksgiving Travels

Today, the West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA), offers safe driving trips for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period. With an expected 47 million motorists taking to the roads over the next few days, safety and awareness are the highest priorities while traveling the state’s highways.

Charleston, W.V. – The West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA) announced today their recognition and participation in in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, which will be held October 18-24. During this week, law enforcement agencies throughout the country will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education 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.”

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Representatives from around 35 companies involved in the state’s trucking industry gathered at Stonewall Wednesday to discuss the issues they face in the business.

Those attending the West Virginia Trucking Association‘s Annual Convention received a crash course on what they will need to know in the upcoming year.

“What we try to do is put together one day of education for our members,” said Janet Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association, which represents the trucking association. “We’re trying to cover everything from driver training, to driver shortage, to federal laws, regulations, legal implications that you might have so you can do a better job. So, this is our day of refresh and retraining.”

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