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Editor | Shannon Helton shannonhelton@oktrucking.org Executive Director | Dan Case dancase@oktrucking.org Bookkeeper | Les Hinkle leshinkle@oktrucking.org

For over eighty years, the Oklahoma Motor Carrier (OMC) magazine has provided OTA members with important information concerning their association and the trucking industry. Each issue of the OMC features an OTA member company, and update on state and national trucking issues and highlights from OTA events. The OMC is read Celebrating 80 Years by over 3,700 people throughout the state of Oklahoma including those outside the trucking industry. Fall 2012 | Volume 19 | Issue 4 | www.oktrucking.org

Director of Events | Rebecca Chappell rebeccachappell@oktrucking.org Chairman of Board | Danny Smith UPS Board of Directors Jim Klepper | Drivers Legal Plan John Allen Titsworth | Triad Transport Inc. David McCorkle | McCorkle Truck Line LaVern McCorkle | McCorkle Truck Line Steve Niswander | Groendyke Transport Carmalieta Wells | Madewell & Madewell, Inc. Susan Boese | Tri Alexander Transportation, Inc. David Freymiller | Freymiller, Inc. Ken Case | Dugan Truck Line, Inc. Mike Mayer | Rush Truck Centers John Mallory | John Christner Trucking Robert O’Brien | Time Lines Management Jeff Jones | Kelworth Trucking Co. Adam Dye | Southwest Trailers & Equipment Dusty Runnels | Hamm & Phillips Bob Peterson | Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Bob Acker | Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc. Greg Price | United Petroleum Transports

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IN THIS ISSUE 6 FROM THE DIRECTOR 7 FROM THE EDITOR 7 UPCOMING EVENTS 9 MEMBER UPDATES 10 DOT EXPANDS PROGRAM

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82ND ANNUAL CONVENTION

FREIGHT VOLUMES ARE GROWING, BUT DRIVER SHORTAGE LOOMS

14 SEPTEMBER GROSS RECIEPTS TO THE TREASURY CLIMB BY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE IN 17 MONTHS 16

HISTORIC TRNASPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING YIELDS UPDATES ON MAJOR BRIDGE PROJECTS

18 IT IS WHAT IT IS: US JUDGE

SAYS IRS OBAMACARE RULES IS ”ARBITRARY, CAPRICIOUS, AN ABUSE OF DISCRETION

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20 SUMMIT HOLDINGS ELECTS BLAIR ROBS AS CEO, JUSTIN FINK APPOINTED PRESIDENT 22 SUMMIT HOLDINGS ELECTS BLAIR ROBS AS CEO, JUSTIN FINK APPOINTED PRESIDENT 24 SAFETY ZONE WITH JOHN MALLORY 28 82ND ANNUAL CONVENTION 34 CONVENTION GOLF CLASSIC 42 DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

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I want to give a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped make our 82d annual convention a big success! The weather was great, the location and food were outstanding. The Hawaiian dancers were very entertaining and our chairman is now an official Hawaiian Dancer!

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Gilley’s was a great place to have our reception and the bull threw everyone off, but luckily no one got gored. A big thanks goes to the staff for doing a great job preparing our convention for success. Becca Chappell once again came through with winning suggestions for our entertainment and had a great menu for our meals. Thanks for bidding on our live and silent auction items, and we will cut a check for almost $2000 for the Wreaths Across America charity. We will search across this great state and find another venue for our 83d Annual convention and hope to see you there.


UPCOMINGEVENTS FALL TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP Thu, November 13, 2014

Educational Opportunities for Managers, Technicians, and Diesel Technology Students Covering Critical Aspects of Vehicle Maintenance and Shop Management. A vendor fair where you can network with other professionals, as well as a student career fair. There will also be a Pinewood Big Rig Challenge with prizes for thefastest and best-looking trucks. Door prizes, lunch and more at this workshop hosted by the Oklahoma Technology and Maintenance Council.

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Taking the courses is the first step toward earning a credential that will help you become a more competent professional, earn industry recognition and credibility in court testimony. If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification, and complete the process within a 60-day time frame – or less. - Motor Fleet Safety Basics - December 1-2, 2014 - Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs - December 3-4 - Certification Exam - December 5, 2014 Please Register Early, Maximum 15 Seats Available

OTA OPEN HOUSE Thursday, December 11

Join the OTA for a holiday open house benefiting local charities at the OTA offices beginning at 1pm.

MIDWINTER CONFERENCE Tentatively February 26

Tentatively scheduled to take place at the Waterford Marriott for the Conference portion and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame for the Fleet Safety Awards Banquet.

For the most up-to-date event information, please visit oktrucking.org/events or contact Rebecca Chappell at 405.525.9488 or by email at rebeccachappell@oktrucking.org.

The sheer volume of information one can gather at the OTA annual convention is astounding. Not just from the speakers themselves, but from the members - the attendees. Hearing their stories about what’s going on in their lives, in their businesses throughout the past year is what can give you perspective on the industry as a whole. And where are we? I think we’re looking better than we have in a while, but there are definite areas that need work. There are also areas that you can see where future problems will arise from. Some are already causing a stir. The never-ending fight over Hours of Service is now compounded by an increasing driver shortage problem. Also, the changes in HoS has put more trucks on the road when statistically more injury-accidents occur, which in turn affects trucking’s reputation. But aside from discussing how these problems are really impacting everyone at the ground level, we also had a bit of fun too. Heck, a bunch of the OTA are pretty good dancers in fact. And did you know that Outgoing Chairman Jim Klepper - that man can hula! But that’s what it’s all about. Sticking together through the tough times and the good. Identifying problems before they become catastrophes. We’re lucky to have such a great bunch of members.


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TRUCKING TIDBITS

DOT EXPANDS PROGRAM TO HELP VETERANS GET JOBS AS PROFESSIONAL TRUCK AND BUS DRIVERS USDOT

commercial drivers licensing application process and reduces expenses for qualified individuals and operating costs to state licensing agencies. The effort is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative to promote expanded employment and career development opportunities for veterans and military spouses. The announcement also includes two additional expansions of the program. First, the eligibility period for qualified individuals to obtain an FMCSA Military Skills Test Waiver has been extended from 90 days to one year, nationwide. Second, commencing with Virginia residents, returning military service personnel who possess a state-issued Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) certificate due to a limb impairment will automatically be recognized as equivalent to an FMCSA-issued SPE certificate and allowed to obtain an interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL). FMCSA encourages other state licensing agencies to establish comparable equivalency SPE programs. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on July 25 that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into civilian jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers has been expanded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. “Our nation’s veterans deserve good-paying jobs when they return home from serving overseas and we are proud to help,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Thousands of active duty service members and veterans have already transferred their skills to jobs driving trucks and buses through the Military Skills Test Waiver Program and we look forward to helping even more now that we’ve expanded to all 50 states.” On June 27, 2014, Alaska became the 50th state to participate in the FMCSA Military Skills Test Waiver Program. Begun in 2011, the Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus. Waiving the skills test expedites the civilian 10

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“Commercial drivers fulfill a vital role ensuring that America’s economy continually moves forward,” said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “Service members who have clocked countless miles safely working behind the wheel of a military vehicle will now have more time and opportunity to find long-term employment in the commercial driving industry. Reducing the burden of finding civilian jobs is one of the best ways we can thank members of our military and their families for their service to our nation.” From 2010 to 2020, the need for heavy-vehicle drivers is expected to grow by more than 17 percent – faster than the national average for other occupations. To date, more than 6,000 current and former military personnel – including Reserves, National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard service members – have taken advantage of FMCSA’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, which has been conducted in close cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Department of Defense and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).


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ATA ECONOMIST SAYS FREIGHT VOLUMES ARE GROWING, BUT DRIVER SHORTAGE LOOMS ATA

The American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told the attendees of the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition that freight volumes in the trucking industry continue to grow, but the looming driver shortage could hold back industry growth. “Freight volumes are growing nicely on a year-over-year basis for most trucking sectors as economic growth remains solid,” Costello said here during a panel discussion titled The Economy and Its Impact on Trucking. Costello was joined on the panel by economists John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute, Jack Kleinhenz of the National Retail Federation and Chad Moutray of the National Association of Manufacturers. “Industry revenue and average revenue per mile are increasing nicely as capacity remains constrained,” Costello said. “However, the industry is having a difficult time adding trucks due to the driver shortage.”

Costello said the shortage was “as bad as ever and is expected to get worse in the near term,” as freight volumes continue to grow. As evidence, Costello reported that turnover – often a proxy for tracking the driver shortage – rose 11 percentage points to an annualized rate of 103% in the second quarter. The increase set the rate at its highest point since the third quarter of 2012. Turnover at small truckload fleets – fleets with less than $30 million revenue – surged 16 points to 94%, the highest level since the third quarter of 2012. “These turnover rates show that the shortage is acute,” Costello said, “and if the freight economy continues to grow, it will worsen very quickly.”


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STATE MATTERS

SEPTEMBER GROSS RECEIPTS TO THE TREASURY CLIMB BY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE IN 17 MONTHS Oklahoma State Treasurer

Revenue collections during September grew by more than 8 percent over receipts from the same month of the prior year, the highest monthly growth rate since April of last year, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today as he released the September Gross Receipts to the Treasury report during a State Capitol news conference. September gross receipts topped $1 billion, and are more than $80 million, or 8.2 percent, higher than collections in September of last year. Gross receipts from the last 12 months pushed further into record high territory, surpassing $11.9 billion at a growth rate of more than 5 percent. “As a measure of economic activity, September Gross Receipts to the Treasury indicate healthy expansion in Oklahoma,” Miller said. “Any month where you see all major revenue categories in positive territory is a good one. Coupled with an expanding business conditions index and low unemployment, this month is nothing but good news.” On the monthly measurement, all revenue streams show growth, ranging from more than 18 percent in motor vehicle taxes to almost 2 percent in corporate income collections. The 12-month picture shows growth in all categories except for corporate income, which remains down by almost 11 percent from the prior 12-month period. The two largest revenue categories, sales tax and gross income taxes, expanded by almost 5 percent and 8 percent respectively during the month. The gross production tax on oil and natural gas is up by almost 12 percent for the month and more than 16 percent for the 12 months.

Personal income tax collections for the month are $320.25 million, up $29.16 million or 10 percent from the prior year. Corporate collections are $104.92 million, up by $1.97 million or 1.9 percent. Sales tax collections, including remittances on behalf of cities and counties, total $382.1 million in September. That is $17.45 million or 4.8 percent above September of last year. Gross production taxes on oil and natural gas generated $77.92 million in September, an increase of $8.23 million or 11.8 percent from last September. Compared to August reports, gross production collections are up by $2.59 million or 3.4 percent. Motor vehicle taxes produced $65.72 million for the month, up by $10.17 million or 18.3 percent from the prior year. Other collections, consisting of about 60 different sources including taxes on fuel, tobacco, horse race gambling and alcoholic beverages, produced $139.16 million during the month. That is $15.56 million or 12.6 percent more than last September. Gross revenue totals $11.91 billion during the October 2013-September 2014 period. That is $577.74 million or 5.1 percent higher than collections from the previous 12-month period. Gross income taxes generated $4.22 billion for the period, reflecting an increase of $89.69 million or 2.2 percent from the prior 12 months.

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate continues to reflect the state’s relatively strong economic condition compared to the nation as a whole with the August jobless rate set at 4.7 percent compared to the U.S. rate of 6.1 percent.

Personal income tax collections total $3.68 billion, up by $155.77 million or 4.4 percent from the prior 12 months. Corporate collections are $543.42 million for the period, a drop of $66.09 million or 10.8 percent from the previous period.

The Oklahoma business conditions index for September rose to 58 from 54 in August, indicating expanding economic conditions in the next several months. Numbers above 50 are indicative of future economic growth.

Sales taxes for the period generated $4.39 billion, an increase of $150.33 million or 3.5 percent from the prior 12 months.

The gross receipts report for September sets gross collections at $1.09 billion, up $82.54 million or 8.2 percent from September 2013. Gross income tax collections, a combination of personal and corporate income taxes, generated $425.17 million, an, increase of $31.14 million or 7.9 percent from the previous September. 14

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Oil and gas gross production tax collections brought in $885.2 million during the 12 months, up by $123.11 million or 16.2 percent from the previous period. Motor vehicle collections total $803.36 million for the period. This is an increase of $127.36 million or 18.8 percent from the trailing 12 months. Other sources generated $1.61 billion, up $87.26 million or 5.7 percent from the previous 12 months.


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STATE MATTERS

HISTORIC TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING YIELDS UPDATES ON MAJOR BRIDGE PROJECTS Department of Transportation

“ODOT is designing the new bridge and doing the environmental review at the same time to move this along as quickly as possible,” Patterson said. “Thanks to the commission, we now have the project scheduled to go to bid at least six years earlier, in Federal Fiscal Year 2018, and we will accelerate that timeframe if we can.” Commissioners also heard that, thanks to a new experimental bridge construction method, the SH-51 bridge over Cottonwood Creek near Mannford in Creek County was replaced with only a At their Monday, Oct. 6 meeting, members of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission heard an update on the few days of inconvenience Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s use of an innovative and experimental bridge construction method to to drivers. The new methreplace the SH-51 bridge over Cottonwood Creek near Mannford in Creek County. The new bridge, pictured here, od allowed a contractor was built alongside the existing bridge, and then slid it into place after the old bridge was removed, resulting in for ODOT to build the new a road closure of only 11 days versus the several months usually required. bridge alongside the existing bridge, and then slide it into place after the old Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s Monday, Oct. 6 meeting include an update on the design of bridge was removed. Rather than closing the bridge and the Purcell/Lexington bridge, a review of an experimental detouring traffic for several months, this project only closed bridge construction method used to replace a SH-51 bridge the bridge for 11 days, saving an estimated $2 million in user in Creek County, details on a $4 million public transit grant costs that the lengthy detour would have cost drivers. recently awarded to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and recognition of the 40th anniversary of the ODOT Thanks to a recently-announced $4 million Ladders to Opheadquarters building. The commission approved major portunity grant from the Federal Transit Administration, contracts for highway and bridge reconstruction on US-277 several Oklahoma transit providers will have the resources in Comanche County, cable barrier installation in on SH-152 to purchase 37 new vehicles. Oklahoma was one of 19 states (Airport Rd.) in Oklahoma City and highway reconstruction to receive a grant, which will help 10 transit operators statewide modernize their fleets. on US-64 in Alfalfa County. Executive Director Mike Patterson told commissioners that engineering design work is currently underway on a new US-77/SH-39 bridge to replace the existing 76-year-old bridge between Purcell and Lexington that was closed for more than four months earlier this year. At a recent town hall meeting in Lexington, ODOT officials addressed local concerns about fully-loaded trucks crossing the bridge and the agency’s expedited timeline for construction of its replacement.

Patterson announced the date of Monday’s commission meeting was particularly historic, as it was the 40th anniversary of the dedication of ODOT’s headquarters in Oklahoma City. Photos and original programs from the Oct. 6, 1974 dedication of what was then the Oklahoma Department of Highways office building were on display to commemorate the occasion.


STATE MATTERS Commissioners gave their approval to a $15 million contract for highway and bridge reconstruction on more than four miles of US-277 north of Lawton and Fort Sill in Comanche County. They also awarded a nearly $868,000 contract for installation of more than five miles of cable barrier on SH152 (Airport Rd.) in Oklahoma City and a nearly $9 million contract to reconstruct more than four miles of US-64 in Alfalfa County.

Before a project is awarded, ODOT researches, plans and designs the work to be done. Contracts are bid competitively, with the commission selecting the winning firm. Typically, work begins several weeks or months after contracts are awarded.

In all, commissioners awarded 24 contracts totaling more than $66 million to improve bridges, highways, interstates and roads in 22 counties. Contracts were awarded for projects in Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Dewey, Grady, Harper, Hughes, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Muskogee, Noble, Oklahoma, Payne, Rogers, Stephens and Washita counties. The eight-member panel, appointed by the governor to oversee the state’s transportation development, awards project contracts for road and bridge construction every month. The panel’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. in the R.A. Ward Transportation Building in Oklahoma City.

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IT IS WHAT IT IS: U.S. JUDGE SAYS IRS OBAMACARE RULE IS “ARBITRARY, CAPRICIOUS, AN ABUSE OF DISCRETION” by Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK.com

The state of Oklahoma won the first round in Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s historic challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Contending that even with higher stakes than normal the case is a matter of statutory interpretation within his powers, White quoted a federal decision from earlier this year: “The text is what it is, no matter which side benefits.”

The Sooner State was the first to challenge an IRS rule requiring taxpayer premium subsidies, which Pruitt’s legal briefs have described as illegal, because they were never authorized by Congress.

Wrapping up his own analysis, White wrote, “The court rules that the IRS rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with the law.”

On September 30, U.S. District Judge Ronald White, in eastern Oklahoma, agreed with the state’s position. White said the underlying IRS ruling “runs afoul of the principle that Congress cannot compel sovereign states to implement federal regulatory programs.” The jurist said the act “also provides … that states may choose not to establish such Exchanges. Oklahoma has so chosen.”

“The administration and its bureaucrats in the IRS handed out billions in illegal tax credits and subsidies and vastly expanded the reach of the health care law because they didn’t like the way Congress wrote the Affordable Care Act.” White rebuffed arguments from the Obama Administration that Pruitt’s office (and the state) did not have legal standing to sue. Further, White pointed to another court’s assertin that the government’s rationale (in his summary, “that an exception in the statute was actually intended to broaden the statute’s scope”) was nonsense. That interpretation could “lead[] us down a path toward Alice’s Wonderland, where up is down and down is up, and words mean anything.” Explaining his willingness to tackle core issues of the case, Judge White wrote, “[A] proper legal decision is not a matter of the court ‘helping’ one side or the other. A lawsuit challenging a federal regulation is a commonplace occurrence in this country, not an affront to judicial dignity. A higher-profile case results in greater scrutiny of the decision, which is understandable and appropriate.” 18

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In a statement sent to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations, state Attorney General Pruitt said the “ruling is a consequential victory for the rule of law. The administration and its bureaucrats in the IRS handed out billions in illegal tax credits and subsidies and vastly expanded the reach of the health care law because they didn’t like the way Congress wrote the Affordable Care Act. That’s not how our system of government works. “The Obama administration created this problem and rather than having an agency like the IRS rewrite a law it didn’t like, the administration should have done the right thing and worked with Congress to amend the law.  Oklahoma was the first to challenge the administration's actions and today's ruling vindicates what we recognized early on and that is the administration can't rewrite the Affordable Care Act by executive fiat.” The suit originated in May 2012, and, as summarized by Pruitt’s office, challenged: “1) tax subsidies to be issued in states like Oklahoma without a state-based health care exchange, and “2) assessed ‘large employer’ penalties in states that did not establish state health care exchanges.” Oklahoma’s briefs argued that both sections of the controversial IRS edict were contrary to the actual language of the ACA, and, Pruitt’s office explained, “tax subsidies can only be issued and tax penalties are only to be assessed in states that established state-based health care exchanges.” The district court ruling is likely to be appeared to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, based in Denver, Colorado. Pruitt’s statement Tuesday went on to describe the ruling as “a huge win for Oklahoma, but it’s just a first step. 


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Pruitt praised state Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick and other lawyers in his office’s federalism unit for their work on the case. Gov. Mary Fallin thanked Pruitt and his team, saying in an afternoon statement, “For years, I have argued that Obamacare represents bad policy, irresponsible spending, an outrageous expansion of federal authority into the private sector, and unconstitutional law. Since 2012, the state of Oklahoma has been fighting the implementation of the ACA, both to protect our citizens from the negative effects of this law – including devastating cuts to Medicare -- and to stand up for Constitutional principles.” You may contact Pat: patrick@capitolbeatok.com .

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SUMMIT HOLDINGS ELECTS BLAIR ROBERTS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, JUSTIN FINK APPOINTED PRESIDENT Summit Holdings announced in August that its Board of Directors elected Blair Roberts, one of the three founding Summit Holdings Partners, to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Justin Fink, who has served as Senior Vice President, Truck Sales for Summit Holdings, was elected to the position of President. Both appointments were effective immediately. As Chief Executive Officer, Blair Roberts will have full responsibility for day-today operational decisions, communications, and organization development. He will also collaborate with Summit Partners Richard (Dick) Sweebe and Blaine Roberts, and the full Board of Directors, on all strategic and operational initiatives. "Thanks to the dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our customers, Summit has made considerable progress over the past eight months in bringing together two established and respected dealership organizations into one highly efficient organization committed to providing industry-leading products, service and support to our customers,” says Blair Roberts. “This evolution in our organizational structure will accelerate our progress by enabling Blaine and Dick to concentrate on our business growth strategies and by further strengthening key relationships with customers, OEMs, and the industry.” In his new role as President, Fink will report to Blair Roberts. "I am honored by the Board's confidence in electing me President,” says Fink. “I look forward to working closely with Blair as I transition from my current sales position to a much broader leadership role in company operations and performance."

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“Justin and I are committed to the ongoing growth, development and effectiveness of the Summit organization, and to fulfilling our brand promise of delivering a higher standard of value in every transaction with our customers," says Blair Roberts. Summit Holdings is a privately held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus, and Summit Lease & Rental. The company operates 29 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles. Summit Bus represents and services IC Bus™, ElDorado National and other commercial bus brands. Summit Lease & Rental provides commercial truck lease and rental and offers mobile and dedicated maintenance services through its 17 Idealease™ locations. Summit delivers a higher standard of value with more than 1,300 employees, 420 technicians, 440 service bays, and over $30 million in all-makes stocked parts. Additional information can be found at www.summittruckgroup.com.

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RUTH BULLARD SELECTED RECIPIENT OF WILBURN WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Beaver Express Exployee Family Ruth Bullard was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Wilburn Williamson Memorial Scholarship. Miss Bullard is a state 4-H officer (Southeast District Representative), a state 4-H ambassador, Pittsburg county 4-H 1st Vice President, FFA Vice President, past delegate to National 4-H congress, past delegate to Global 4-H conference, National 4-H Air rifle team, Oklahoma Academic Scholar, class valedictorian, Who’s Who National Honor Roll, Northeastern State University Honors Program Scholarship Recipient. She will be majoring in Wildlife Biology. Ruth is the daughter of William Bullard, who is an employee of Beaver Express Service LLC. The Bullard family has a history in trucking, William Bullard was the overall Grand Champion truck driver of the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship the year Ruth was born. William was the Straight Truck Division winner in 1994, 1996, and 1997. He has been with Beaver Express for 26 years and has received the 2 Million Mile Safe Driver Award. The Wilburn Williamson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the child or grandchild of an employee of an OTA member company. Applicants must submit an application, meet specific grade and coursework criteria, and submit an essay. Applicants are chosen by a panel of educators.

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Oklahoma Trucking Association members gathered again at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma to celebrate 82 years kicking off with golf classic and striper bass fishing in the morning on Wednesday. The festivities kicked off with registration and a Welcome Party, which featured hula dancers who even recruited our Outgoing Chairman, Jim Klepper (Drivers Legal) into their ranks, as well as many others in attendance. Thursday hosted a day of speakers and updates on the industry. Dan Murray,Vice President of Research for the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), gave important updates on economics, driver shortage issues. Outgoing Chairman, Jim Klepper (Drivers Legal Plan), updated attendees on the OTA’s progress throughout the year, including membership involvement, technological improvements, web presence, and the announcement of a member’s only website addition provided by Vertical Alliance Group. 28

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Above left: Outgoing Chairman, Jim Klepper (Drivers Legal Plan) shows the crowd how to hula. Top right: Glenn Dugan, Ken Case, and Kurtis Dugan of Dugan Truck Line. Middle Right: Clay Sanders (Burnett Insurance), Mark Parrish (MHC Kenworth), Steve Montgomery (American Transfer & Storage), Rita Montgomery (American Transfer & Storage), John Mallory (John Christner Trucking). Bottom right: Welcome Party. Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | Fall 2014

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Top: Glenn Dugan (Dugan Truck Line), Chuck Dicker (Mondics Insurance), Dan Case (OTA), Janet Case (Dugan Truck Line), Ken Case (Dugan Truck Line), Danny Smith (UPS), Scott Nault (Hamm & Phillips), Dusty Runnels (Hamm & Phillips Service Company), Joyce Ryel (Superior Energy), Steve Niswander (Groendyke Transport), John Mallory (John Christner Trucking) all show off their best moves for the crowd. Top left: Dan Case (OTA) and Danny Smith (UPS). Middle left: Scott Nault and Dusty Runnels of Hamm & Phillips Service Company. Bottom left: Silent Auction before the Red Vest Banquet.

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation also gave important updates on the 8 year plan for the State’s roads and bridges. Oklahoma has over 67 million miles of daily travel, and from 1985-2005 there was no increase in state funding for transportation needs. This has been a challenge for ODOT, but they are making significant progress in recent years. From 2015-2022, ODOT plants to cover 743 miles of two lane road improvements, and has $2.36 billion allocated toward major highway improvements. They plan to work on 935 bridges, and all of the 468 structurally deficient bridges will be addressed as a part of the plan. After the speakers, two new additions were made to the OTA’s Memorial Honor Roll, Levoy Ellsworth and Joe Esco. Their names will be added to the Memorial Honor Roll plaque at the OTA office in Oklahoma City. After lunch, the Allied meeting and OSMC meetings took place, along with an OTA Board meeting. The Chairman’s Reception and Silent Auction began with over twenty-two different item packages donated by our gracious members. Once the bidding was over, it was time for the main event, the Red Vest Banquet. To start things off, David McCorkle (McCorkle Truck Line) played auctioneer for four live auction items. An Emmit Smith autographyed NFL football, and Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans tickets donated by Drivers Legal Plan and Bruckner Truck Sales, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacremento Kings and a Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Gift Certificate, donated by Rush Trcuk Centers, an Elton John autographed Eleca Electric Guitar, and a Pit Crew Suit from Kentucky NASCAR race, two tickets and Hot Passes to Texas Motor Speedway, donated by UPS. Additional items were added to the live auction and silent auction to benefit Wreaths Across America after outgoing Chairman Jim Klepper spoke about the good and meaningful services the charity provides. OTA members raised over $2,000 for Wreaths Across America during this year’s convention. Chris Spear, Vice President and Chief of Legislative Affairs for the American Trucking Associations, was the keynote speaker during the Red Vest Banquet. He provided valuable insight into this election year’s challenges and concerns, as well as more ways OTA members can get involved on a national level to help impact them more at the state and local levels. OTA Executive Director, Dan Case, presented outgoing Chairman, Jim Klepper (Drivers Legal Plan) with his Red Vest, symbolizing his dedication to the OTA and service throughout the year. The OTA introduced Danny Smith (UPS) as the new Chairman for the 2014-2015. The event would not have been possible without the support of the OTA’s fantastic sponsors. Grand sponsors: Bruckner Truck Sales Oklahoma City, Bruckner Truck Sales Tulsa, Oklahoma City Freightliner • Western Star, Rush Truck Centers, T&W Tire and Tulsa Freightliner • Western Star. Diamond sponsors: Hamm & Phillips Service Company, Inc., M H C Kenworth, and Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Gold sponsors: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC, Great West Casualty Company, Help, Inc, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., and UPS. Silver sponsors: Drivers Legal Plan, Environmental Management, Inc., Fred Allen Group, Freymiller, Inc., Great Dane Trailers, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc., Madewell & Madewell, Inc., McCorkle Truck Line, Inc., PeopleNet, and PGT Trucking, Inc. Dinner sponsors: McCorkle Truck Line, Inc., Southwest Trailers & Equipment, and Triad Transport, Inc. Party sponsors: Corvel Corporation, Crawford-Phillips, Inc., and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. Lunch sponsor: Southwest Trailers & Equipment. Program sponsors: American Transfer & Storage Co., Help, Inc, Madewell & Madewell, Inc., McCorkle Truck Line, Inc., United Petroleum Transports, and Vertical Alliance Group. Auction sponsors: Add On Systems, Inc., American Transfer & Storage Co., Bruckner Truck Sales, CJ & Co., Drivers Legal Plan, Groendyke Transport, Inc., Melton Truck Lines, Inc., Rand McNally, Rush Truck Centers, Southern Tire Mart, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill/Big Dog Daddy’s Icehouse, Touch of Silk, UPS, and United Petroleum Transports.

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Top left: Bob Acker (Bruckner Truck Sales), Bob Peterson (Melton Truck Line), Steve Cline (Bruckner Truck Sales). Top right: Dan Wells (Madewell & Madewell), Carmaleita Wells (Madewell & Madewell), Jim Klepper (Drivers Legal Plan), and Susan Boese (Tri Alexander Transport). Middle: Chris Spear (ATA) speaks to attendees during the Red Vest Banquet about ongoing and upcoming challenges facing the industry. Bottom: Brothers from another mother, Steve Niswander (Groendyke Transport) and Ken Case (Dugan Truck Line).

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Players get ready for their shotgun start.

The 2014 Convention Golf Classic took place on Wednesday during the OTA Convention, at Chickasaw Pointe located next to Lake Texoma. Players were greeted to an absolutely beautiful afternoon and views for a day on the links. Over 70 golfers joined up to support the OTA in the tournament which was sponsored by Hamm & Phillips Service Company, MHC Kenworth, Melton Truck Lines, Inc., OKC Freightliner • Western Star, Southern Tire Mart, Southwest Trailers & Equipment, T&W Tire, and Tulsa Freightliner • Western Star. The winning team this year was the Southern Tire Mart Team of Greg Boylen, Dave Herzog, and Clark Theimer. Second place, first flight went to the Rush Truck Center team of Michael Mayer, Chaz Eubank, Chris Gray, and Steven Zwinggi. Rounding off the first flight, was the third place team of Adam Dye (Southwest Trailers & Equipment), Mitchell Brown (Southwest Trailers & Equipment), Steve Dean (HTC Express), and Todd McCarthy (Pilot Flying J). The second flight rankings followed with first place going to Terry Nitzel (Hamm & Phillips), David Hightower (Hamm & Phillips), John Russell (T&W Tire), and Scott Nault (Hamm & Phillips). Second place, second flight went to the team of ATC Frieghtliner team of Mac Flanary, Blake Mann, Tobin Gump, and Scott Watson. Third place second flight was awarded to Ryan Woodard (T&W Tire), Darrin Newfield (T&W Tire), Gregg Stigall (T&W Tire), and Dusty Runnels (Hamm & Phillips). Rounding out the team placements were the third flight where the first place winners were John Ammons (Vertical Alliance Group), Gary Jones (Brown & Brown Insurance), and Chris Sai Sai (MHC Kenworth). Second place went to the Bob Peterson (Melton Truck Lines), Russ Elliott (Melton Truck Lines), Grant Pankratz (Great Dane Trailers), and Eddie Butler (Great Dane Trailers). Third place was awarded to Brad Klepper (Drivers Legal Plan), Ken McLinn (Sun Frost), Danny Smith (UPS). Two longest drive contests were held where Mitchell Brown (Dale Brown, Inc.) won on hole number eighteen and Jay Hubbell (Southern Tire Mart) won on hole number one. In addition to the longest drive contests, there were also two closest to the pin contests where Tobin Gump (ATC Freightliner OKC) won on hole number two and Michael Mayer (Rush Truck Center) won on hole thirteen.


Above: Dusty Runnels (Hamm & Phillips), Ryan Woodard (T&W Tire), Darrin Newfield (T&W Tire), and Gregg Stigall (T&W Tire) make their way around the greens. Top Right: Darrin DeFlice (Mack Truck Sales) lines up a VERY difficult shot.

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The Oklahoma Trucking Association, along with American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is took a week to honor the millions of professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely everyday. During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 14-20, the OTA and its members marked the celebration by hosting cookouts and events across the state for its drivers. There are over 3.2 million professional truck drivers nationwide – delivering everything from essential goods to back to school supplies. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 421 billion miles each year and in 2013 delivered 69.1% of the U.S. freight tonnage – or over 9.7 billion tons. 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving forward. The OTA asks you to take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of our professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety that these drivers guarantee allow businesses and American citizens to confidently ship goods across state lines and throughout America.

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INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING? It’s a great way to support your association and get the word out about your business! You can reach over 5,000 industry professionals each quarter by advertising in the Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine. For more information or a current media kit, please visit http://www.oktrucking.org. or contact Shannon Helton at (405) 445-1790 or by email at shannonhelton@oktrucking.org.

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Member Spotlight

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Founded: 2004 Headquarters: Sugar Land, Texas Owners: CVR Refining, LP, which is a publicly-traded company (NYSE: CVRR), owns Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation, LLC. Jack Lipinski is Chief Executive Officer of CVR Refining. How did it all begin? Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation began operations in 2004 as a subsidiary of Coffeyville Resources, LLC, to operate the company’s crude oil gathering logistics operations. In 2007, Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation became a subsidiary of CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) in connection with CVR Energy’s initial public offering. In January 2013, CVR Energy spun off its petroleum operations into CVR Refining, LP, of which Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation is a subsidiary. Today, Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation operates an approximately 55,000-barrel-per-day, crude oil gathering and trucking system located in Bartlesville and Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and Plainville and Winfield, Kansas. The gathering system is comprised of approximately 336 miles of owned and leased pipelines, more than 150 owned crude oil transports, a network of strategically located crude oil gathering tank farms and more than 6 million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage capacity. Our gathering business purchases crude from independent crude oil producers in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas. What do you think sets you apart from other carriers? What makes us stand out is our company-wide dedication to being best in class in all areas of our operations. We are committed to the highest levels of safety and compliance in all aspects of our operations while providing our customers with the best service in the industry. What issue is the most important to your company right now? We do everything we can to find and retain the most talented and safety-oriented employees in the industry. We know there is a high demand for drivers right now, so we are conscientious of how important it is to attract the best team members we can find and do our best to retain them. What do you think the greatest benefit from being an OTA member is? The greatest benefit of being an OTA member is access to the pool of knowledge and experience of other members. In addition, the OTA provides an excellent source of information and assistance for Oklahoma carriers while representing our industry’s interests on all fronts with a positive, professional and united voice in Oklahoma.

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