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FROM THE CEO

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NATIONAL NEWS

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INDUSTRY AND FEDERAL NEWS

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STATE NEWS

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SAFETY ZONE

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TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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FROM THE CEO

The Oklahoma Trucking Association is here to Protect, Promote, and Provide for our trucking industry members. A prime example of all three of these things is the work we do within the legislative process. The OTA’s presence is to protect the trucking business. Promoting this vital industry is not only important to the nation, but especially important for Oklahoma policy makers to understand. Lastly, providing legislators important information they need to make informed decisions is a must. The lack of a budget agreement for the first session of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature has been the focal point at the Capitol. Because of numerous negotiation breakdowns the legislature has even convened in rare weekend meetings to come to an agreement.  They have continued an attempt to fill the approximate $878 million deficit for FY-18, however no formal agreement was reached. As of this writing and this regular session, no advancement of a gasoline and diesel tax increase has taken place but could remain a possibility in the future.  Legislators appear to still be considering withdrawing upwards of $250 million from the ROADS fund and applying it to the budget deficit.  A fuel tax increase would need to be dedicated back to the ROADS fund to make up a portion of the withdrawal, however, if no fuel tax is contained within the budget agreement, it is believed a lesser amount (rumored to be between $100$150 million) will be withdrawn from the ROADS fund.  House Democrats have stated repeatedly that a fuel tax is a “non-starter’ with their caucus, and several Democrat votes would be needed in order for House Republicans to achieve the three/fourths majority required to pass a revenue raising measure.  The Appropriations Committees on both sides of the rotunda had plenty of empty “shell” bills available to drop in potential legislation.  The House ran a few individual pieces of revenue generating measures in an attempt to work around opposing views and only use a simple majority vote instead of the three/fourths.  With the possibility of a special session being called and the contentious environment among legislators, almost anything could develop moving forward. When the session adjourned Sine Die Friday May 26th, lawmakers grappled with finalizing the FY18 budget in the face of a nearly $1 billion deficit. With House Republicans and Democrats unable to reach an agreement, the GOP majority instituted fee increases in order to pass budget legislation without the 76 vote supermajority required to pass revenue raising or tax measures under State Question 640 which was approved by voters in 1992. We will remain vigilant to protect, promote, and provide for the Oklahoma trucking industry. Meanwhile, this has the appearance of being a long and tedious process.

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NATIONAL NEWS WHAT DEMOCRATS WANT IN TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE BILL 04/09/17 | By Melanie Zanona | The Hill

President Trump may need to strike a deal with Democrats to get his $1 trillion infrastructure package over the finish line in Congress. But while Trump has characterized Democrats as “desperate for infrastructure,” it’s not necessarily going to be an easy task getting them on board. For one thing, Democrats may be reluctant to help deliver a major win to Trump and the GOP, who have been scrambling for a legislative victory after last month’s failure of an ObamaCare repeal bill. And Democrats are already laying down a marker for the conditions under which they would be willing to accept a rebuilding plan — and not all of their demands may be palatable to Republicans. Here’s what it will take to bring Democrats to the table.

DIRECT PUBLIC FUNDING Chief on the wish list for Democrats is a large pot of public funding that would go directly to major transportation upgrades. Trump’s yet-to-be unveiled infrastructure proposal is expected to focus heavily on

public-private partnerships, the funding tool generally preferred by Republicans. But Democrats, while supportive of getting more private sector dollars off the sidelines, have repeatedly warned that they will not support a measure that relies exclusively on tax credits to private investment firms. They say that model would only attract investment for large-scale projects that can recoup their costs through tollways or user fees, leaving out critical infrastructure needs and projects in rural areas. An infrastructure plan floated by a group of Senate Democrats earlier this year would pump $1 trillion worth of federal funding into the country’s infrastructure, which the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates is facing a nearly $2 trillion shortfall. “Our nation’s infrastructure is failing, and Senate Democrats have a real plan to fix it that includes real, direct and sustained federal investment,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said last month. “ASCE’s report underscores the urgent need for the Trump administration to show up with a real plan, not vague promises — and not one stuffed full of

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tax giveaways for wealthy developers and banks and gimmicks that result in permanent tolls and extra fees for Americans.”

WORKER PROTECTIONS Democrats will almost certainly fight to maintain construction worker wages and other labor protections in any infrastructure package. That could spark a new debate about the Davis-Bacon Act, a nearly centuryold law requiring employees working on federally funded construction projects to be paid prevailing wages. House Republicans attached language to a water infrastructure bill last year to waive certain Davis-Bacon requirements. Democrats who are worried about efforts to diminish labor laws have promised to push for the requirements to be included in Trump’s infrastructure package. “If [Trump’s infrastructure bill] targets unions or leaves Americans worse off, I will fight it every step of the way,” Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said during a builders conference this week. “And if it doesn’t include prevailing wages and protect Davis-Bacon, it’s a nonstarter — at least for me.” When pressed

on the issue in a recent New York Times interview, Trump declined to say where he stood on including Davis-Bacon in his rebuilding plan. But Trump said it’s “an important question” and hinted he may “make an announcement in two weeks” on the topic.

HIGHWAY TRUST FUND FIX Congress passed a multi-year surface highway bill in 2015, but it was paid for using a series of budgetary gimmicks. Coming up with a long-term funding solution for the ailing Highway Trust Fund remains a top priority for many Democrats. The fund collects revenue from the federal gasoline tax, which hasn’t been raised in over 20 years. Money from the tax helps finance road and other transportation projects throughout the country. While hiking the gas tax is likely off the table in a GOP-led Congress, Democrats may encourage the infrastructure bill to include other potential solutions to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. The highway bill, for example, established a pilot program for states to test a vehicle miles traveled tax. And an international tax reform measure introduced this year would task a panel with exploring solutions for ensuring long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PROJECTS Democrats envision an infrastructure bill that promotes environmentally friendly construction store documents. In an era of instant communication, onprojects. The measure introduced in the Senate the-fly information access, and tech-savvy workforce, this state of affairs is fast becoming obsolete, Scott believes. would provide tax incentives for renewable energy, asThe wellMichigan as a “permanent incentive … for electricity Department of Transportation, a leader in “e-construction,” estimates that and the agency approxgeneration, transportation fuels, energy saves efficiency imately $12 million in added efficiencies and 6 million improvements,” summary. Rep. document Peter pieces of paperaccording annually to byausing electronic storage for its $1 billion construction program, while reDeFazio (D-Ore.), ranking member on Transportation ducing its contract modification processing time from 30 and Infrastructure days to 3 days. Committee, has also warned against any proposal that significantly guts environmental The second half of Scott’s interim study would focus on regulations, pointing out that more than 90 percent of is, implementing a process known as “Road-Diets” – that redefi ning existing highway lane space such as converting projects already don’t have to go through a rigorous an existing four-lane, undivided roadway segment that environmental review and at the federal level. But serves both through turning traffi c into a Trump three-lane segment withpromised two through lanes center, two-way, has repeatedly to cut red and tapeaand streamline left-turn lane. the permit approval process, which he said can take reclaimed space couldstreamline be allocated uses, upThe to 10 years. “We cannot our for wayother out of such as bike lanes, pedestrian refuge islands, bus lanes our funding shortfall,” DeFazio wrote in a letter with and/or parking. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). “We urge you “Cycling in Oklahoma is exploding both as a form of exertocise … reject efforts that primarily or exclusively consist to improve health and as a competitive sport,” Scott ofsaid. measures designed to streamline the environmental review process.”

DE-LINKED FROM HEALTHCARE Trump said he is considering attaching the infrastructure package to tax reform or healthcare “More than 5,000 spectators gathered for the Pro-Am in orderand to leverage for hisTough-race other legislative Classic, the Saintsupport Francis/Tulsa now has 2,000 participants and 60,000 spectators! This huge priorities, because infrastructure is “so popular”is among for our economy. So how is it that Oklahoma is considered lawmakers. one of the worst places in the country to cycle? We are ranked 45thput in the The answer, in part, “I may it innation. with healthcare. I may put itis inroad access. Road Diets can have a significant impact without with something else because it’s a very thing,” increasing our transportation budget. Wepopular do, however, need to follow through with funding earmarked for Trump told the Times. “I’m thinking about putting this activity, as other states have.” it with another bill. Could be healthcare, could be The Leagueelse. of Could American Bicyclists encouraged something be tax reform.”has A number of states to consider five key areas when hoping to improve lawmakers support coupling infrastructure and tax bike-friendly standings: legislation and enforcement, policies and programs, infrastructure and funding, reform, with an international tax overhaul beingeducafloated tion/encouragement, and evaluation and planning. as one way to pay for massive transportation upgrades. June But 12 was forthat submission of interim it isthe far deadline less likely Democrats would study be requests in the state House of Representatives, and willingSpeaker to support repeal in exchange House JeffObamaCare Hickman said he will announcefor by July 10 which studies he has authorized. infrastructure investment. “We’re not going to take away insurance from people to do an infrastructure plan. That’s not a deal we’re going to cut,” said Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.). “We are willing to negotiate a lot of things for infrastructure. But what we’re not willing to do is kick people off their health insurance.”

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INDUSTRY AND FEDERAL NEWS PHMSA HARMONIZES U.S. HAZMAT REGS WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS By Eric Miller Staff Reporter | Transport Topics

March 30th the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a final rule that amends U.S. hazardous materials regulations to harmonize them with international regulations and standards. This rule makes changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quality limitations and vessel stowage requirements. PHMSA also is adopting several amendments that result from coordination with Canada under the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council. “These standards have well-established and documented safety histories, and their adoption will maintain the high safety standard currently achieved under the hazmat regulations,” the agency said in a Federal Register post. The agency noted that the revisions are necessary to harmonize the hazmat regulations with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations.

CONGESTION COSTS TRUCKING INDUSTRY $63.4 BILLION May 16, 2017 | By Truckers News Staff

• Traffic congestion on U.S. highways cost the trucking industry in 2015: • $63.4 billion in operational costs • 996 million hours of lost productivity • 362,243 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for a working year • $22,676 per truck for trucks that travel 100,000 miles annually. Those are the details from a new study released today by the American Transportation Research Institute, (ATRI). The institute also identified the states, metropolitan areas, and counties that were most affected by these delays and their costs.  The top 10 states each experienced costs of over $2 billion each, with Florida and Texas leading with over $5 billion each. The top 10 list of states and the associated congestion’s costs are: 1. Florida, $5.316 billion 2. Texas, $5.134 billion 3. California, $4.195 billion 4. New York, $3.902 billion

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5. New Jersey, $2.991 billion 6. Illinois, $2.677 billion 7. Pennsylvania, $2.592 billion 8. Ohio, $2.496 billion 9. Tennessee, $2.335 billion 10. North Carolina, $2.02 billion According to a statement from ATRI, “As expected, traffic congestion tended to be most severe in urban areas, with 88 percent of the congestion costs concentrated on only 17 percent of the network mileage, and 91 percent of the total congestion cost occurring in metropolitan areas.” Rich McArdle, president of UPS Freight, said, “Congestion-related costs continue to rise and impact our supply chains. A five minute delay for each UPS vehicle, every day, costs UPS $105 million annually in additional operating costs. ATRI’s report quantifies this drain on the economy which must be addressed through targeted infrastructure investments.”  To see the full report, you may download it from ATRI’s website at atri-online.org.


INDUSTRY AND FEDERAL NEWS GETTING READY FOR THIS YEAR’S ROADCHECK May 2017 | by Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief | TruckingInfo.com The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th annual International Roadcheck will be June 6-8. Authorities will be conducting approximately 17 Level I Inspections per minute across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This year, inspectors will pay special attention to cargo securement. A common misunderstanding is that only flatbed loads require cargo inspections, but inspections are required on all vehicles unless the cargo is sealed or otherwise impractical to check. However, platform and other open trailer loads, being the most visible, are a primary focus. Barnhart Transportation in Erie, Pennsylvania, recently took advantage of Kinedyne’s cargo securement training as part of an annual safety picnic. Barnhart runs 109 trucks, with much of its freight being oversize equipment such as locomotives. While the company does go over load securement in driver orientation, the company wanted to offer drivers a more personal training experience, says Holly Ambover, Barnhart’s health, environmental and safety coordinator. “The drivers responded to it well, they asked a lot of questions at the end of it,” she says. “We got a lot of feedback from the drivers that it was very beneficial and they learned a lot.” The training was led by Jeff Luick, a former driver who’s now a regional account rep and trainer for Kinedyne. He worked with his company to start offering this free training through its distributors a few years ago. “I was trained by a driver, and the driver who trained me was also trained by a driver,” he explains. “You end up taking that information as gospel without really looking into the regulations yourself. What I found is some of the information passed from driver to driver is not accurate or reflective of what the regulation actually is. A term we like to use is ‘tribal knowledge.’” That’s why training is important. A few years ago, Arkansasbased Maverick Transportation made a $4 million investment in its training center, expanding it to seven classrooms and eight training bays, where drivers live-load all products hauled and are trained in Maverick securement techniques. In addition, an inhouse video production team has developed some 75 short training videos that drivers can view in the truck on demand, according to Dean Newell, vice president of safety and driver training for Maverick. Maverick also has four safety people on the road who travel to Maverick and shipper locations to spot-check loads and help drivers make sure it’s done right. What inspectors are looking for: In 2015, the last time Roadcheck focused on cargo, inspectors issued 2,439 violations for load securement. The most common violation was failure to prevent shifting/loss of load. The other most common violations were for failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose tie-downs. Luick, along with Kinedyne U.S. Director of Sales Bob Dissinger, tagged along with an inspector to see what they look for. “They first and foremost are looking to make sure the proper amount of securement is being used on a load,” Dissinger says. “Looking to see that it’s bulkheaded and if not that it has the proper straps, and they’re checking the condition of the straps, to make sure they’re not overly worn, there are no nicks or cuts. And depending on the load, making sure there’s edge protection to make sure straps won’t be cut by the load.” Luick noticed the inspector also was looking to see if the cargo was braced and blocked properly and making sure the tiedowns were not loose.

“The other thing was, he really made sure the [truck] equipment was secured properly. Was the spare tire secure, was the blocking and bracing material that most flatbeds have on them tied down and secured properly.” Another violation not related to your tie-downs, Luick says, is leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo. “If there is dirt, gravel, loose debris, even a few pebbles on the deck, they consider that loose or blowing cargo,” he says. “Say you had just hauled a tracked piece of machinery that had dirt on the tracks. The driver makes the delivery and takes off without sweeping the deck off. He gets inspected and there’s dirt on the deck — there’s a ticket.” How many tiedowns? One of the tricky parts of load securement is determining the correct number and type of tie-downs. One of the most common questions Kinedyne’s Luick gets from drivers is the difference between the working load limit, aggregate working load limit, and breaking strength. As Cargo Equipment Corp. explains on its website, break strength is the point at which any point of your tie-down will fail. It’s determined by the weakest point of the strap (webbing, end fittings, or tensioning device.) Working Load Limit or WLL refers to the maximum allowed weight. Working Load Limit is always one-third of the breaking strength for straps, so a strap with a breaking strength of 15,000 pounds will have a Working Load Limit of 5,000 pounds. For chains, explains Paul Wolford, Kinedyne vice president of sales and marketing, the WLL is 1/4 of the breaking strength. The aggregate working load limit, as U.S. Cargo Control explains on its website, “is the sum of the working load limits for each device you use to secure your load. To meet safety requirements, the aggregate working load limit of the devices you use must be at least 50% of the total weight of all the pieces of cargo you are hauling.” So if you have a 10,000-pound piece of steel, you would need 5,000 pounds of aggregate working load limit to meet DOT requirements — or more. “When we say aggregate working load limit,” says Kinedyne’s Luick, “if you have a 10,000-pound load and need 5,000 pounds of working load limit, and your cargo securement [device] has a WLL of, say, 3,335 pounds for a ratchet strap, you would need two ratchet straps and they’re counted in aggregate.” To help make things easier, Ancra offers a tie-down calculator app, available for Android or iOS. It helps drivers determine the minimum strap requirements needed to comply with FMCSA regulations. The app offers the ability to enter custom article length and weight, as well as custom entries for a strap’s Working Load Limit, which it saves for future use. At Maverick, Newell explains, they’ve opted to err on the side of caution and go above and beyond government regulations — both for safety’s sake and simply to make it easier to calculate. “We pretty much rate everything at 8,000 pounds,” Newell explains. “So if it’s a chain or 4-inch strap we rate it the same. So say the load weighs 40,010 pounds, it would require six chains or straps.” The other area that causes confusion is load length. “Not only do you have to worry about the weight, you have to worry about the linear footage,” Newell explains, “and sometimes that can get confusing to someone who’s not dealt with it before.” “CSA is very important to us, so we want to make sure our drivers are educated as much as possible for safety and the safety of everybody out on the road,” says Barnhart’s Ambover. “Our CSA scores have been drastically coming down just by communicating with drivers and educating them.” Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | 2Q

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SUPREME COURT WON’T REVIEW TRUCK DRIVER’S APNEA-TEST LAWSUIT April 6, 2017 | By David Cullen | Truckinginfo.com

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he Supreme Court decided not to hear a truck driver’s appeal against a lower-court decision that found a motor carrier had the right to screen certain drivers for obstructive sleep apnea. In October, 2013, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Robert Parker, who had sued Crete Carrier Corp. back in 2013 on the grounds that its apnea-screening protocol violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Parker had sought reinstatement and back pay, having been fired by Crete for refusing to be tested for the medical condition. In its April 3 order list, the Supreme Court denied Parker’s petition to review the lower court’s ruling. The court is usually not under any obligation to hear such cases. Typically, it only does so if a case could have national significance, might harmonize conflicting decisions in the federal circuit courts, and/or have precedential value. The upshot is the court only hears 100 to150 of the over 7,000 cases that it is petitioned to review each year. By letting the Eight Circuit’s ruling stand, the Supreme Court in effect sets a precedent for other

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lower courts to consider in ruling on such cases going forward. That suggests motor carriers may consider putting in place similar apnea-screening programs with less fear of lawsuits being brought successfully against them by drivers seeking to avoid such testing. Testing drivers for obstructive sleep apnea remains the purview of individual employers as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has yet to issue any rule requiring carriers to screen drivers for the condition. And while the Trump administration generally favors reducing regulations, an apnea rule would be welcome by many truck fleet operators as well as by highway safety advocates. But fleets should not hold their breath: It was more than a year ago those federal regulators got only so far as to issue a “pre rule” on sleep apnea for transportation workers. FMCSA and the Federal Railroad Administration jointly announced on March 8, 2016  an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that they said would serve as “the first step” in considering whether to propose specific requirements around obstructive sleep apnea.


STATE NEWS REP. SANDERS COMMENTS ON RETIREMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY RIDLEY 6/12/2017 Contact: State Rep. Mike Sanders OKLAHOMA CITY – House Majority Leader Mike Sanders commented on today’s announcement that Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley is retiring. “I would like to commend Secretary Ridley on his retirement,” said Sanders, R-Kingfisher. “This will be a loss to Department of Transportation. Secretary Ridley is a true statesman, really the epitome of the Oklahoma standard. He’s been willing to cross party lines in order to get things done, and has always been willing to work on what is best for Oklahoma. Even when that meant giving up funding in tight years to ensure other core government

services were adequately funded, he still ensured the 8-year roads and bridges construction plan always stayed on track. He will be missed.” Sanders served for four years as the chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Transportation Subcommittee while Ridley served as Transportation Secretary. He said Ridley has been a mentor over the course of his career. He and his wife, Eula, are personal family friends. “My wife Nellie and I send them all the best in this new phase of life.”

OKLAHOMA IS IN REAL ID GRACE PERIOD UNTIL JULY 10 June 6, 2017 | Oklahoma Department of Public Safety According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the Department of Homeland Security has received Oklahoma’s extension request and is nearing completion of the review. Federal agencies have been advised that there will be a grace period until July 10, 2017, and agencies will still be able to accept driver’s licenses and identification issued by affected states throughout this grace period. For more information about the REAL ID Act, visit www.dps.ok.gov. 

DON’T ZONE OUT: WORK ZONE SAFETY MATTERS FOR EVERYONE April 10, 2017 | Oklahoma Department of Transportation Seventeen seconds. For drivers who don’t follow the speed reductions inside a highway work zone, 17 seconds is roughly the amount of time their speeding will save them. Five seconds. That’s the average time a driver takes to glance down at a text message. For drivers going 60 miles per hour, those five seconds will take them the length of a football field without their eyes on the road. All those precious seconds behind the wheel can mean the difference between life and death. They matter. This spring the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is launching a new round of safety messages, asking drivers to realize Your Life Matters: Drive Like It. Even with the use of warning signs, flashing lights and other devices to indicate a work zone for the traveling public, the top causes of work zone crashes remain speeding and driver inattention. There have been 85 work zone fatalities in the past five years on Oklahoma highways. Seventeen of those were in just the past year, including drivers, passengers and an ODOT employee. Jarrell Gray, a 47-year-old employee in Delaware County, was killed in May 2016 while working along SH-20. Investigators say a driver was apparently distracted by a cell phone and veered off the highway and into the shoulder area where Gray was working. He became the 60th employee killed in the line of duty in the department’s history. Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | 2Q

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“The ripple effects from tragedies like this stretch far beyond the work zone to families, friends and to the legal system,” ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson said. “If your hands are on the wheel, then you are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone around you, including yourself. We do our part to set up safe work zones in order to make critically needed repairs, but drivers have to do their part too.” Spring and summer are typically when more maintenance and construction projects will be underway across Oklahoma in order to take advantage of favorable weather conditions. For drivers, that means more work zones, not just on daily commutes, but also for upcoming summer road trips. Something else drivers will see is the increased safety messaging on ODOT’s Facebook and Twitter accounts in conjunction with new public service announcements, where workers tasked with keeping Oklahoma’s highways safe will share their stories. Other high-visibility activities include: Gov. Mary Fallin declaring April 3-May 3 as Work Zone Awareness Month. ODOT workers wearing orange on Monday, April 10, to show support for crews in the field. The SkyDance Bridge over the I-40 Crosstown in downtown Oklahoma City glowing orange the evening of April 18 in honor of the 85 lives lost in Oklahoma work zones in the past five years. A memorial event May 1 honoring the lives of those drivers, passengers and ODOT employees killed in recent work zone accidents. Primary sponsors for this campaign are Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and Midstate Traffic Control and will help spread work zone safety messaging statewide. Other associated partners are the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, Fairway Outdoor, Tyler Media and Direct Traffic Control. This effort also coincides with the National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, during which time surrounding states and others nationwide highlighted the importance of driver safety. Every life matters in a highway work zone. While this campaign will be in full force this spring, ODOT hopes the message of Your Life Matters: Drive Like It stays with drivers year-round to help prevent accidents and save lives. To learn more about the campaign, see http://www.ok.gov/odot/ WorkZoneAwareness.html The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and its partners are urging all drivers to remember that Your Life Matters: Drive Like Itas they enter work zones statewide, like this one on the I-44 Belle Isle bridge.The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and its partners are urging all drivers to remember that Your Life Matters: Drive Like It as they enter work zones statewide, like this one on the I-44 Belle Isle bridge. For daily lane closure notifications, drivers can sign up for email alerts at www.odot.org under News & Alerts or follow @OKDOT on Twitter. Information also may be found on the OKDOT Facebook page.

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STATE NEWS DPS ANNOUNCES LIFTING OF TROOPER MILEAGE RESTRICTION June 1, 2017 | Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

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he Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is pleased to

would have been devastating to our ranks,” he said. “I

announce the lifting of the statewide Trooper mileage

also want to extend my genuine gratitude to the Oklahoma

restriction, effective immediately. The mileage restriction

Turnpike Authority for funding the 64th OHP Academy in

was placed into effect in December 2016 in order to make

2016 and now the 65th OHP Academy in 2018. Without

up for a FY17 budget cut. With Gov. Fallin’s signing of the

this partnership, our losses through retirements, injury, and

state budget, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol can resume

deaths would be completely demoralizing.”

normal patrol operations. DPS Commissioner Michael Thompson and OHP Chief

appreciate Gov. Fallin making the initial outreach to the

Ricky Adams extend their deep appreciation to Gov. Fallin

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to make this partnership

for her leadership during an extraordinarily difficult budget

possible. Our partnership with the OTA is invaluable to

year. Without her efforts, DPS would be facing a looming

all of us. I am extremely happy to know we will be adding

public safety crisis.  

State Troopers to our ranks in 2018, thanks to the OTA. Our

Chief Adams said the new state budget should allow

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Commissioner Michael Thompson said, “I sincerely

communities across Oklahoma deserve our best. And with

OHP to resume normal patrol duties and better serve

the lifting of the mileage restriction, our troopers will be

communities across Oklahoma. “With 26 percent of an

able to be proactive instead of reactive, and hopefully result

already strained workforce considering retirement, furloughs

in a safer Oklahoma.”

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SAFETY ZONE WITH SAM STOSE

Greetings fellow Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine readers. In this volume, I would like to talk about keeping the load on the road. Believe it or not, rollovers happen most often on straight roadways. You must maintain focus on all types of roads, not just on the on and off ramps. There are four rollover risk factors: Vehicle design, load effects, highway factors, and driver factors. Vehicle design of cargo tanks – high center of gravity makes them less stable. Make your movements slowly. When you speed up, you’re subject to mess up. Load effects – a fluid load will always shift. The most important thing to do to manage your load is to manage your speed. Highway factors – Sharp curves, steep grades, soft shoulders, hard berms, mounds & curbs, narrow driveways and limited visibility areas must be accounted and prepared for. Survey routes to destinations beforehand. Drop your speed 10 mph below warning signs (they are for 4-wheelers in ideal road conditions). Driver factors – Complete a thorough pre-trip inspection and get to know your vehicle especially if it is not your usual setup. Stay away from unsafe behaviors like excessive speed for the conditions, cell phone use, driver complacency, driver fatigue and driving under the influence. Also, stay away from unsafe behaviors like eating in the cab and daydreaming. The Oklahoma Safety Management Council is committed to highway safety and dedicated to the transportation industry. To learn more about the OSMC, visit http://oksafetymanagementcouncil.com. Thanks for reading and thank you to Ryder Fleet Products for providing the subject matter in this volume. Remember, one safe mile at a time. Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | 2Q

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LARRY KENDALL

GRAND CHAMPION OF THE 2017 OKLAHOMA TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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arry Kendall of FedEx Express has been named the Grand Champion of the 2017 Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships (TDC) which took place June 2 and 3 in Oklahoma City. Kendall competed in the 3-Axle Van Class, placing first. United Petroleum Transports won the Team award. Kendall will now go on to represent Oklahoma at the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). A total of 100 drivers competed in Oklahoma TDC this year. Approximately 400 people attended the awards banquet to honor the winners. The winners of each class will go on to represent Oklahoma at the NTDC, August 9-12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The TDC was sponsored by Awards Banquet Sponsor TVC Pro Drivers; Grand Sponsor Hamm & Phillips Service Company; Driving Competition Sponsor Pilot Flying J; Driver of the Weekend Award Sponsor Bruckner Truck Sales; Recreation Area Sponsors Domino Transports, Quality Petroleum, Southern Tire Mart and Walmart Transportation;

FIVE-AXLE FLATBED

Program Sponsor McCorkle Truck Lines, Platinum Sponsors ATC, Environmental Management, Great West Casualty, and Rush Truck Centers; Silver sponsors Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City, American Transfer & Storage Company, Armada Fleet Services, Boomer Diesel Engine, Compliance Concepts, Concentra, Crawford-Phillips, Driver Facts, Elliott Truck Line, K&S Tire, National Background Reporting LLC, RGA, SpeedCo and OSU. In Kind Sponsors included Bar S Foods, Frito Lay, Energi Insurance, Southwest Trailers & Equipment, Koda Crossfit OKC, McCorkle Truck Lines, MHC Kenworth, and Brown & Brown. Lastly, we would like to acknowledge the following Equipment Sponsors who donated equipment for use during the TDC, Miller Truck Lines, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Small Package, YRC Freight, ABF, Old Dominion, Summit Truck Group, MHC Kenworth, Melton Truck Lines, Walmart Transportation, Groendyke Transport, Southwest Trailers & Equipment, and FTC Transportation.

FIVE-AXLE SLEEPER BERTH NOT PICTURED

2nd Place - Kevin Mustin, FedEx Freight

1st Place - Blake Johnson, YRC Freight

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3rd Place - Glen Weaver, Groendyke Transport

2nd Place - David Cates, United Petroleum Transports

1st Place - Mike Buck, YRC Freight

3rd Place - David Washman, John Christner Trucking


FIVE-AXLE TANK

FIVE-AXLE VAN

2nd Place - Charles Purvis, FedEx Freight

1st Place - Chris Miller, Groendyke Transport

3rd Place - John Hunter, Domino Transports

FOUR-AXLE VAN

2nd Place - Waylon Broussard, FedEx Freight

1st Place - Russell Beachler, FedEx Freight

THREE-AXLE VAN

2nd Place - Sean Johnson, FedEx Freight

1st Place - Thomas Westlock, FedEx Freight

3rd Place - Jerry Miller, FedEx Freight

3rd Place - Gerald Sorrell, UPS Freight

2nd Place - Robert Neese, XPO Logistics

1st Place - Larry Kendall, FedEx Express

3rd Place - Richard Jordan, FedEx Freight

Photos provided by: Brian Johnson, Domino Transports

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2nd Place - Richie Guess, UPS

1st Place - Kenneth Pyle, FedEx Freight

3rd Place - William Ottinger, AAA Cooper Transportation

STEP VAN

2nd Place - Steven Scott, FedEx Express

1st Place - James Fabian, ABF FreightZ

3rd Place - LaVern Reimer, Walmart

RC CLASS WINNERS SPONSORED BY FEDEX FREIGHT

2nd Place - Nicholas Bennett, FedEx Ground

1st Place - Richard Bright, FedEx Express

3rd Place - Orlando Williams, FedEx Express

TEAM AWARD

C. DEWAYNE SLEEPER AWARD FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

2nd Place - FedEx Freight

1st Place - United Petroleum Transports

3rd Place - FedEx Express

2nd Place - Juan Reyes, YRC Freight

1st Place - James Brady, AAA Cooper Transportation

3rd Place - Randy Willard, Old Dominion

KIM BOTTS MEMORIAL AWARD - FOR TOP VOLUNTEER

PRETRIP WINNER

Kim Botts Memorial Award, Doug Hill

Robert Neese, XPO Logistics

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SUMMER SHOOT-OUT

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n Friday, June 9, OTA members met on a beautiful morning for another successful Summer Shoot-Out Golf Tournament. This year’s event was held again at Silverhorn Golf Club in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 70 golfers played in the tournament. The players were broken up into 17 teams, with one flight. The winners of the tournament were: 1st Place: Grate Dane Trailers: Jeff Robinson, & Grant Pankratz, Thermo King of Tulsa: Len Armon & Tim Renken. 2nd Place was the T&W Team. 3rd Place was the Rush Truck Centers Team made up of Steven Zwinggi, Lesley Shelnutt, Daniel Brown & Bill Duncan. There was one closest to the pin award for hole number seventeen going to UPS’ Rashaun Johnson, and a longest drive on hole number 7 going to Driver iQ’s Billie Lee. We also had a longest drive mittens game which Rush Truck Centers Steven Zwinggi won. This year’s tournament was sponsored by Tournament

Photos provided by Shari Ardies, United Petroleum Transports

Hosts: Bruckner Truck Sales, Hamm & Phillips Service Company, Melton Truck Lines, and Premier Truck Group; Classic Host’s sponsors were MHC Kenworth, Rush Truck Centers, Southern Tire Mart, T&W Tire & Travel Centers of America. The beverage cart was sponsored by Drivers Legal Plan and Southwest Trailers & Equipment. Lunch was sponsored by the Oklahoma Safety Management Council & UPS. We had four team sponsors; Driver iQ, LuGreg Trucking, Southwest Trailers & Equipment, and UPS. Four tee box sponsors; J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Miller Truck Lines, Stoughton Lease, and Vertical Alliance Group. Four hole sponsors; Great Dane Trailers, INSURICA, McCorkle Truck Lines, and Pilot Flying J; and one goody bag sponsor, Miller Truck Lines. Lastly, we would like to thank Grant Best of LuGreg Trucking, Shari Ardies, and Alicia Farber of United Petroleum Transports, and Tara Long with CorVel for volunteering their time to help out the OTA. Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | 2Q

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Technician Winners L to R Austin Henley (United Engines), Matthew Adams (Rush Truck Leasing), Patrick Allen (TravelCenters of America)

Student Winners L to R Joshua Rickman (Francis Tuttle Technology Center), Zakary Hixon (Francis Tuttle Technology Center), Charles Martin (Mid-America Technology Center)

TMC SUPERTECH COMPETITION

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hirty-one professional technicians and diesel

technicians and diesel technology students were mixed in the

technology students competed for Oklahoma

rotation and all tested on the same challenges.

SuperTech2017 honors May 5 at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City. Nine companies and five schools participated in

Separate prizes were awarded for the top three in each category. All contestants were eligible for work station prizes. Prizes included medals, traveling trophies, cash

the competition. Contestants were challenged with a

awards, a guided fishing trip for two, over $1,000 in gift

50-question written test followed by 14 hands-on work

cards, and an assortment of tools and other gifts.

stations: Belt Tension (Gates), Brakes (Meritor), CSA

Work station winners were Matthew Adams (Rush

(FedEx Freight), Electrical (Purkeys), Engine (Summit

Truck Leasing) – Fasteners, Service Information, Electrical,

Truck Group), Fasteners (Reliance Supply), Fifth Wheel

and Tire & Wheel.

(SAF Holland), PMI (United Petroleum Transports), RP Manual (TMC), Service Information (Mitchell One), Tire

Toby Devoy (Travel Centers) – Written Test, Trailer Lighting, and Trailer Diagnostics.

& Wheel (Alcoa & Goodyear), Trailer Diagnostics (Lite-

Patrick Allen (Travel Centers) – Brakes and CSA.

Check), Trailer Lighting (Truck-Lite), and Wheel End

Austin Henley (United Engines) – Wheel End and Belt

(Stemco). Matthew Adams (Rush Truck Leasing), 2016 National

Tension. Clarence Preston (Cummins) – RP Manual and PMI.

Future Tech Champion, won top honors in the professional

Zakary Hixon (Francis Tuttle) Engine.

category. Austin Henley (United Engines) placed second

Joshua Rickman (Francis Tuttle) Fifth Wheel.

and Patrick Allen (Travel Centers of America) was third. Winners on the student side were Zakary Hixon (Francis

Oklahoma has participated in SuperTech since the initial 2005 competition. Over 40 volunteers and an equal number

Tuttle Technology Center) at first place, Charles Martin

of sponsors and prize/goodie bag donors from a wide range

(Mid-America Technology Center), in second place, and

of industry companies were instrumental in making OK

Joshua Rickman (Francis Tuttle) placed third. Professional

SuperTech2017 a success. Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | 2Q

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