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Currently, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration displays a poster depicting victims of truck-involved crashes in its main lobby as you enter their Headquarters office space in Washington DC.  This poster was presented to FMCSA by a number of anti-truck groups.  Not only does this poster attempt to shed a negative light on the trucking industry, it does nothing to accurately portray the safety-first mentality of the overwhelming majority of fleets and drivers in the industry.  Many ATA and industry representatives who have seen the poster are offended by it.  To address this concern, ATA is requesting your help!

The following press release was sent to media statewide today:

It is against West Virginia law to talk on a cell phone while driving, unless you are using a hands-free device.  As part of National Distracted Driving Month, the West Virginia Trucking Association is urging motorists to put down their cell phones and focus on safe driving while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.

Jan Vineyard, president of the WV Trucking Association, said, “Motorists need to take responsibility for safety as they navigate our roadways and keep their eyes on the road.  Putting cell phones away, planning your trip and keeping your eyes on the road will save lives.”

Today, the West Virginia Trucking Association and their national counterpart, the American Trucking Associations, are urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zone areas. With National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 marking the 15th anniversary of this life-saving safety campaign, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles are educating the public on how to stay safe. 

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 runs from April 7-11.

On March 21 President Obama signed into law a bill that extends waivers of the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations to help ease the nationwide shortage of propane and home heating fuels caused by distribution problems and high winter demands. The “Home Heating Emergency Assistance through Transportation” or “HHEATT” Act (H.R.4076) provides guaranteed extensions of HOS waivers issued after February 5, 2014 until May 31, 2014 for 35 states and the District of Columbia. The DOT, in consultation with state Governors, may terminate the guaranteed extensions prior to May 31 but only if current emergencies subside.

The following article discussing state road funding appeared today in the WV Metro News:

About the Roads

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state senator from Monongalia County said it will take a combination of “creative financing” and “courage from lawmakers” to seriously address West Virginia’s road construction and maintenance needs in the years ahead.
 
“We’re needing $400 million to catch up, $800 million to get ahead of the curve and $1.2 billion to get all those new projects that are currently on the books off the books,” said Sen. Bob Beach (D-Monongalia, 13), chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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