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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 | Jim Klepper Drivers Legal Plan Board of Directors 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 Kimberly Gonzalez | Hoffmeier, Inc. 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.

The Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine is produced by Shannies Art & Design, LLC and is printed by Southwestern Stationery & Bank Supply, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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IN THIS ISSUE 10 THE IRS HAS FINALIZED THE

REPAIR REGULATIONS - WHAT THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO KNOW

14 DOT REMINDS COMMERCIAL DRIVERS THAT PHYSICALS MUST NOW BE PERFORMED BY CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINERS

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16 ATA HAILS MURPHY-CORKER PROPOSAL TO KEEP THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND SOLVENT

18 EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT

CEO, BOB FUNK, SR., CAUTIONS “COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE”

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Every Where.

DIRECTORDAN CASE OTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DAN CASE

The industry as a whole is in excellent shape with the economy being robust and the future looks bright for our industry and economy. This is a huge statement considering who is in charge and what they are doing to us on the federal level.

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History tells us that second term Presidents often get unpopular about this time in their second term. The midterm election often favors the party not in power and legislative power tends to shift. If the R’s can manage a change in the US Senate, we might have a prayer to get some positive movement on the federal front. This, however, won’t have a lot of impact on our problems with federal agencies, such as the FMCSA. The image of the trucking industry has sunk to an all time low under the current administration and Ms. Ferro. No matter what we accomplish the FMCSA seems to not recognize it and usually turns it against us. If they aren’t doing it to us, the media is right behind them reporting all the problems of our industry. How do we change these things? I can’t really say because we can spend millions of dollars on image and one single publicized crash, such as the Miami OK. Crash that took the lives of 10 people can change everything. A New York newspaper this week used a picture of the Miami crash to talk about the dangers of our industry. We are the “Beasts of Burden” for the US economy and one of these days the economy is going to recognize that we can no longer help the economy grow, because of the many regulations tied to our necks that create a desire and a need to leave our industry. Maybe in a perfect world the next administration will wake up and realize our industry needs help to perform one of the most necessary services to our country and actually becomes a positive force for us. We can only hope.


UPCOMINGEVENTS NATMI: CDS & CSS CERTIFICATION August 4-8, 2014

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.

OTA 82ND ANNUAL CONVENTION September 24-25, 2014

Save the Date! The OTA 82nd Annual Convention will be at the Choctaw Casino on September 24-25. We will have a new format with the Convention Classic golf tournament Wednesday before the Welcome Party.

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FALL TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP Thu, November 13, 2014

Save the date for the 2014 Fall Technology Workshop, Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Reno Campus OKC. Check the OTA website, or contact Rebecca Chappell for more information!

NATMI: CDS & CSS CERTIFICATION December 1-5 2014

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.

We made it through a fairly safe spring in terms of weather, and navigated the political landscape once again. Oklahoma is now in the midst of the sweltering summer. Take a breather, because we deserve it with all the work we’ve accomplished so far this year! Dan Case does a great job of keeping the OTA’s presence at the forefront of our legislator’s minds and also keeps members up-to-date with calls to action and timely information. With 2014 turning out to be another exciting election year, you’ll definitely want to stay in tune. Taking a break from the political arena though, we had a much less eventful, but nonetheless exciting TDC this year! The OSMC works hard every year to put this event on, and I know that we’re all glad the weather didn’t decide to turn our course into a rally race with no power again this year. Congratulations on another successful event! Right on the heels of TDC, Rebecca Chappell bounces right back in with the Summer ShootOut Golf Tournament. It poured rain the night before, but the actual tournament day turned out to be simply gorgeous. Held at the prestigious Oak Tree Country Club, we couldn’t ask for a more wonderful tournament.

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.

Thank you all for your continued support of the OTA through events, 149 Club, and grassroots efforts. We’re all in this together to promote the importance and image of trucking in Oklahoma and throughout our country. We’ll see you in September!


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TRUCKING TIDBITS

THE IRS HAS FINALIZED THE REPAIR REGULATIONS - WHAT THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO KNOW By Brian Knight, CPA with Eide Bailly LLP

On September 13, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published new regulations on what have become known as the “Repair Regulations”. The regulations are focused on the treatment of tangible property including expenditures made to repair, improve and rehabilitate tangible property (i.e. vehicles, buildings, equipment, and material and supplies). A portion of the regulations are in proposed form with the IRS’s intention to finalize them shortly. The final Regulations are generally effective for tax years beginning after 2013, however, taxpayers may choose to apply them to tax years beginning after 2011. The regulations include rules relating to the definition of materials and supplies, provide tests for when businesses must capitalize costs as an improvement or can deduct as a repair, how to measure improvements, what costs must be capitalized when purchasing tangible property, when to recognize gain or loss on dispositions, as well as certain safe harbors. In other words, these regulations provide rules for tangible property from cradle to grave including what costs to include when purchasing an asset, what costs to deduct as repairs or capitalize as improvements during the asset's use, and finally what costs to deduct when you dispose of the property. While many of the rules are favorable to businesses and have the potential to simplify record keeping, there are others that may require additional efforts to capture the information necessary to comply with the new regulations.

from IRS scrutiny certain extensive maintenance expenditures. Will materials and supplies have any significant impact on my trucking businesses? Under the regulations any standalone item that costs more than $200 and lasts longer than 12 months has to be capitalized. There is however an election to substitute your business’s capitalization threshold (items expensed if under a certain dollar amount) in certain circumstances for the $200 limit under the de minimis rules. If the business has accounting procedures in place at the beginning of the tax year, a business can substitute its threshold up to $500 instead of $200. The business may increase that amount to $5,000 if the business has an audited financial statement and a written capitalization policy effective at the beginning of the year. For example, an over-the-road trucking business has a capitalization policy of $500 in effect at the beginning of the tax year. The business replaces all the tires on a semi-truck and trailer (where each tire was less than $500). The tire replacement would be a deductible expense instead of a capitalizable improvement. Likewise, if the tires for the semi-truck and trailer are replaced every 9 months due to high mileage wear and tear, they can be treated as a material and supply because their economic useful life is 12 months or less.

How will this affect me in the trucking and transportation industry?

What if I have rotable, temporary or standby emergency spare parts?

The final regulations provide guidance on what expenditures related to tangible property are capitalizable as an improvement and what expenditures might be currently deductible as a repair. Within the final regulations, there is a new safe harbor that specifically incorporates repairs and maintenance costs that are routine in nature. The "Routine Maintenance Safe Harbor" allows business to deduct expenditures related to activities that the business reasonably believes will occur more than once over the class life of the equipment. The class life of an item of property can be found in Revenue procedure 87-56.

The regulations set forth rules on how to treat rotable, temporary and standby emergency spare parts for income tax reporting purposes. Under the regulations you have three options for rotable and temporary spare parts and two options for standby emergency spare parts.

For example, a semi-trailer truck has a class life of four years under Revenue Procedure 87-56. Due to high mileage travel and tough driving conditions the semi engine is overhauled or expected to be overhauled every 1.5 - 2 years. Under the "Routine Maintenance Safe Harbor" the costs associated with the overhaul would be a current year deduction because the overhaul occurs or is expected to occur more than once during the four year period. This safe harbor can remove

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For rotable and temporary spare parts a taxpayer may: • •

Deduct the cost of the part in the year in which the taxpayer removes and disposes of the part. Elect to capitalize and depreciate the cost of the parts over the applicable recovery period Use the optional methods described in regulation §1.162-3(e)

For standby emergency spare parts a taxpayer may use all of the methods they use for rotable and temporary spare parts with the exception of the optional method. Standby emergency spare parts do not qualify for the optional methods under §1.162-3(e).


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TRUCKING TIDBITS

DOT REMINDS COMMERCIAL DRIVERS THAT PHYSICALS MUST NOW BE PERFORMED BY CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINERS FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding interstate truck and bus drivers that beginning today, all new USDOT physicals must be performed by a qualified health professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. “Safety is our highest priority and it is vital that every commercial truck and bus driver be qualified, alert, and focused when they are behind the wheel,” said Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Medical examiners equipped with a thorough understanding of DOT fitness standards will be able to ensure that commercial drivers meet the health requirements necessary to operate on our highways and roads, thereby strengthening safety for every traveler.” The new program, which was required by federal law and addresses four National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, sets baseline training and testing standards for medical professionals who perform commercial driver physicals and for tracking of driver medical certificates. Today, approximately 22,000 medical professionals have completed the coursework and testing and are listed on the National Registry and another 27,000 have begun the 14

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certification process. Current medical certificates held by commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders will continue to be valid until the expiration date that is shown on the card. Only then will the driver need to seek a certified medical examiner to perform their new examination. “We have certified thousands of health professionals to conduct driver exams – with more being added every day,” said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “The online database is easily searchable so drivers can schedule their medical certification exam with a qualified healthcare professional wherever they might be – coast to coast, including Hawaii and Alaska.” A USDOT medical exam looks at a range of conditions to assess a driver’s ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory and muscular functions, vision, and hearing. All interstate commercial truck and bus drivers must pass a USDOT medical examination at least every two years in order to obtain a valid medical certificate, maintain their CDL, and legally operate a commercial motor vehicle.


Medical examiners on the National Registry will also be required to maintain and demonstrate competence through periodic training and recertification testing and those that fail to maintain federal standards will be removed. FMCSA developed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners program as part of the agency’s commitment to enhancing the medical oversight of interstate drivers, and preventing commercial vehicle-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. To learn more, visit http:// nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.

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ATA HAILS MURPHY-CORKER PROPOSAL TO KEEP THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND SOLVENT ATA

American Trucking Associations officials hailed a proposal by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to raise and index the fuel tax in order to preserve the “user pays” principle and keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. “We have long said that the fuel tax is the fairest, most efficient way to fund our nation’s infrastructure and this practical, bipartisan proposal put forward by Senators Murphy and Corker would put the Highway Trust Fund on the path to solvency and provide the revenues we need to maintain a 21st Century transportation network,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. The Murphy-Corker proposal would raise the fuel tax six cents a year over two years, then index the tax to the Consumer Price Index in order to retain its purchasing power. The fuel tax has not been raised since 1993, over which time the revenue it generates has lost nearly half its buying power. “ATA believes a well-funded, well-maintained transportation system is essential for safety and for economic growth,” said ATA Chairman Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express. “While we have been looking for acceptable alternatives to the fuel tax, we believe it is still the best way to generate the revenue we need to repair and maintain our roads and bridges.” “This spring, ATA endorsed a package of funding options – including indexing the fuel tax – to bolster infrastructure investment,” said former ATA Chairman Dan England, chairman of C.R. England and of the ATA task force that crafted the association’s highway funding options. “We are pleased to see Senators Corker and Murphy step forward with a bold vision on how to address our infrastructure needs and we encourage the House and Senate to quickly adopt their proposal.”

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STATE MATTERS

EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT CEO, BOB FUNK, SR., CAUTIONS “COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE” By Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK.com

This spring, he released a new “white paper” with that title. In a wide-ranging interview with CapitolBeatOK, the entrepreneur who founded what is now the nation’s largest privately-held staffing firm detailed the role of Career Technical Education (CTE) in the present and future economy. “Our basic premise is that the best social program for our state and nation is the creation of good jobs. It gives people purpose, drive and upward mobility to have a rewarding job that they are prepared for in terms of skills. I have long believed there is a skills gap; it is harder and harder to find people who have the technical skills needed in our various industries,” Funk said. “There is a shortage of skilled labor technical jobs, and many young people who could fill those jobs are getting college degrees in areas where there are no jobs waiting for them when they graduate.

“Secondary education is putting emphasis on sending kids to college. I’m all for every person seeking to achieve their dreams.” Right now, there are 5,000-7,000 jobs waiting for welders around the nation. Locally, in Oklahoma, the need is at least several hundred.” These jobs are not traditional “blue collar” jobs: “All the computerized jobs that are vacant, there's not enough training to get people ready for those jobs. The IT shortage is huge. There are 110,000 openings nationwide, but there are only 40,000 graduates. Another area: a shortage of technical people needed to support accounting operations.” In the April “white paper” for Express, the top 10 hardest jobs to fill due to a lack of qualified workers were: CNC programmers (manufacturing engineer), welders, machinists, accountants, sales, commercial licensed drivers, IT technicians (web designers and programmers), engineers, medical professionals and administrative (managers, assistants, 18

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bookkeepers, payroll specialists, data entry and customer service reps). Funk's life work has centered on small business: “Recent U.S. Census Bureau data impressed this on me – the vast majority of companies have fewer than 100 employees. I believe there are fewer than 1,000 companies in total who employ more than 10,000 people. … The need is in small business, and in the technical areas.” Bolstering Funk’s point was a recent analysis focused on fraud and abuse problems in Small Business Administration (SBA) procurements.  The review from the American Small Business League estimated that 98 percent of all firms have fewer than 100 employees. Funk’s bottom line, often repeated: “America is a small company/entrepreneurial country.” Express Employment's white paper specified a variety of “CTE-related” industries where the skills gap needs to be filled, including agriculture, food and natural resources; architecture and construction; Arts, A/V tech and communications; business management and administration; education and training; finance;   government and public administration; and health sciences. Additionally, hospitality/tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety, corrections and security; manufacturing; marketing, sales and service; and science, technology, engineering and math; as well as transportation, distribution and logistics. Funk contends “Secondary education is putting emphasis on sending kids to college. I'm all for every person seeking to achieve their dreams. The challenge is we are turning people out who are aimed at college, when the market is telling us we need more of them aiming for high-paying technical work.” He encourages “further education after high school, regardless of what you aim to do in life. But we're in a situation where we're producing graduates with skills less than desired for the available jobs.” As for policy changes to improve awareness of opportunities, Funk reflected, “First and foremost, we need our young people to know about the opportunities. Education needs to have a focus on that 'skills gap,' as it is called.


“Part of this, … is simply for more high school counselors to point out this option. We are educating young people with a liberal arts or general arts orientation in a high proportion; those degrees are fine for many, but they do not offer many opportunities in the areas our businesses are focused upon.” Funk frets over “the antagonism I've seen to incentive pay for teachers who perform well, and the relative easy of gaining tenure for too many teachers. I am passionate to see our education system deliver the training and inclination needed for anybody who is able and willing to work in these areas where there are jobs.” Second, Funk disagreed with a federal minimum wage hike: “I've seen six or seven federal minimum age increases in my lifetime. The minimum wage hikes always hurt the lowest skilled workers.” In March, Express found in a survey of employers that 38 percent planned to reduce hiring if the minimum wage is increased. The results came from the firm’s survey of 1,213 business owners and human resources professionals nationwide; of that number 230 were paying some employees the current federal minimum.) On the mandated wage hike, he reflected, “For small businesses, 40 percent or more of the cost is for payroll; a jump in the minimum wage threatens to raise that percentage to 50 percent.” Third, he hopes K-12 educators will “teach 'soft skills' better. Showing up on time, getting along with your co-workers and your boss. A 'get-'er-done' attitude to finish a job and work longer than eight hours if necessary.” He adds, “One of Oklahoma's greatest strength is the work ethic of the people. It is remarkable. That's why people who come here, workers and owners of businesses, tend to stay here.”

Funk is an evangelist for a new focus, and the message he is pressing has an apparently expanding market. The review of CTE availability in the white paper found that 14 million Americans are already accessing programming at 1,300 public high schools and 1,700 two-year colleges.

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Fourth, Funk stressed, “I am a small government guy. Less government encourages more entrepreneurship. Policies should not thwart the interest of a woman or man interested in the development of a profitable company.” Harold L. Sirkin, writing at The Management Blog for Bloomberg Businessweek was among the writers who gave the report a strong endorsement when it first appeared. Sirkin wrote the white paper made “a strong case … for devoting more resources to and placing greater emphasis on vocational education, what [Express Personnel] refers to as career technical education. It really doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that we do it.” Oklahoma Motor Carrier Magazine | Summer 2014

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TWO CITIES NOW ONE COMMUNITY AGAIN AS PURCELL/LEXINGTON BRIDGE REOPENS Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Friday the 13th can actually be good luck, just ask the residents of Purcell and Lexington. They are breathing a sigh of relief with today’s official reopening of the James C. Nance bridge, which connects this closeknit community. The US-77/SH-39 bridge had been closed to all traffic since Jan. 31 for emergency repairs by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. “Overcoming this challenge and reopening this bridge is an example of what Oklahomans can accomplish when we work together,” Gov. Mary Fallin said. “The patience and resolve of the people of Purcell and Lexington, through this ordeal, has been truly amazing, and this day belongs to them.” In her emergency declaration, the governor called for the safe reopening of the bridge as quickly as possible. Both Gov. Fallin and ODOT remained concerned about the impact of the closure on the community and expedited the project. Even with the additional problems, the bridge was reopened in less than five months, a process that would have normally taken a year. The governor and ODOT are thankful for the community’s cooperation and support.

After reopening of the Purcell/Lexington bridge, Purcell Mayor David Lee and Lexington City Manager Charlie McCown were presented with plaques commemorating the occasion. Pictured, from left, are Sen. John Sparks, Gov. Mary Fallin, Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Justina Reaves, Lee, Purcell City Manager Dale Bunn, McCown, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Mike Patterson, State Rep. Lisa Billy and State Rep. Bobby Cleveland.

“This was an unprecedented challenge in ODOT’s history and one that has tested us all,” ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson said. “Through a great team effort between the local community, construction contractors, engineering consultants, transit operators and ODOT employees, the bridge is safe and we are happy to reopen this vital transportation link.” While the bridge is now open to regular passenger car traffic, the weight limit on trucks will remain restricted to 15 tons until ODOT has been able to evaluate the performance of the repairs under car traffic in the next two months. Work under and around the bridge will also continue for several weeks,but will not affect traffic. 20

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The two towns sit on opposite sides of the South Canadian River and railroad, less than one mile apart. The closure of the bridge caused great hardships for the people and businesses of both towns, including a detour that turned what had been a quick 10 minute drive into a 45 minute trek on the interstate through Norman. To help ease the burden of the long commute, ODOT provided a free shuttle service, with nearly 11,000 riders traveling between Purcell and Lexington. The shuttle’s final departures from Purcell and Lexington are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. tonight, respectively. “We’ve looked forward to this day for a long time and our businesses are very excited to welcome all of their customers back,” Justina Reaves, Executive Director of The Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce said. The bridge was


closed after ODOT found 11 cracks in areas of the bridge beams associated with welds made on an unusual type of manganese steel during a nearly-completed project. A contract for emergency bridge repairs was expedited and awarded on Feb. 14, and included unprecedented time-based financial incentives and disincentives. While initially hopeful of a quick repair process, ODOT was unable to open the bridge early, as the number of cracks grew to more than 100. In April, more cracks were found in affected areas of the bridge, requiring additional specially fabricated support plates to be produced out-of-state and shipped to the bridge for installation. The contractor, Manhattan Road and Bridge Co., working with Sherwood Construction, repaired more than 1,000 weakened areas with brackets, tension rods and repair plates at a cost of more than $20 million from ODOT’s contingency fund. The bridge was built in 1938 and carries about 10,000 vehicles a day. Construction of a new bridge has been expedited by ODOT to within the next five years, with right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation occurring prior.

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Christopher Miller of United Petroleum Transports (UPT) has been named the Grand Champion of the 2014 Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships (TDC) which took place May 31 and June 1 in Oklahoma City.

A total of 89 drivers in nine equipment classes competed in Oklahoma TDC this year. The winners of each class will go on to represent Oklahoma at the National Truck Driving Championships on August 12-16.

Miller competed in the Tank class, placing first. Miller has been an employee of UPT for 6 years of service in trucking. Miller is married to Tiffany and they have three children, Kennedy age 7, Colton age 5, and Kinleigh age 3. The Miller family currently lives in Coweta, Oklahoma.

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Straight Truck: 1st Place: Trent DeBusk – UPS Freight 2nd Place: Jeremiah Madsen – Fed Ex Ground 3rd Place: Sean Grim – Coffeyville Resources Three-Axle Van: 1st: Place: Randy Reed – Fed Ex Express 2nd Place: Steven Sleeper - UPS 3rd Place: Steven Foret - UPS


Four-Axle Van: 1st Place: Wade Wolfenkoehler – Fed Ex Express 2nd Place: James Bartle – Fed Ex Freight 3rd Place: Robert Neese – Con-Way Five-Axle Van: 1st Place: Kevin Slavens – YRC Freight 2nd Place: Tom Lear – Wal-Mart 3rd Place: Ronald Hawk – Con-Way Five-Axle Flatbed: 1st Place: Barry Marcum – Con-Way 2nd Place: Michael Steif – Wal-Mart 3rd Place: Albert Shed – Melton Truck Lines  

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Step Van: 1st Place: Justin Kingsley - FedEx Ground 2nd Place: Richard Bright – Fed Ex Express 3rd Place: Stacy Magee – Fed Ex Express Pre-Trip Inspection Award: Wade Wolfenkoehler – Fed Ex Express   Rookie Awards C. Dewayne Sleeper Award  Rookie of the Year:  1st Place: Christopher Miller – United Petroleum Transports 2nd Place: Steven Sleeper - UPS 3rd Place: Terry Holmes – Old Dominion   Team Awards: 1st Place: Wal-Mart 2nd Place: Con-Way 3rd Place: UPS    The C. Dewayne Sleeper Award for Rookie of the Year was also awarded to Christopher Miller (Coweta, OK) of United Petroleum Transports. Steven Sleeper (Jones, OK) of UPS placed second, and Terry Holmes (Chouteau, OK) of Old Dominion placed third in the Rookie Awards.

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Overall, Wal-Mart took the first place team award Con-Way took second and UPS Freight took third. The Oklahoma TDC is put together by the Oklahoma Safety Management Council (OSMC) and gives drivers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills for the public. In return, the public’s support of the TDC lets the drivers know that we appreciate their dedicated service to our country because they are indeed the backbone of our economy. Drivers must compete in several different categories including a written exam, pre-trip vehicle inspection, personal interview and a driving course. In order to compete, a driver must have an accident-free record of at least one year and must be employed by an Oklahoma Trucking Association member company.


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FOUR-AXLE VAN: 1st Place: Wade Wolfenkoehler – Fed Ex Express 2nd Place: James Bartle – Fed Ex Freight 3rd Place: Robert Neese – Con-Way

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FIVE-AXLE FLATBED: 1st Place: Barry Marcum – Con-Way 2nd Place: Michael Steif – Wal-Mart 3rd Place: Albert Shed – Melton Truck Lines

FIVE-AXLE TANK: 1st Place: Christopher Miller – United Petroleum Transports 2nd Place: Ronald Surbur – United Petroleum Transports 3rd Place: Tim Chapman – Coffeyville Resources Crude Transportation

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TWIN TRAILERS: 1st Place: Richie Guess - UPS 2nd Place: Mark Cummings – YRC Freight 3rd Place: Kent Jones - ABF Freight

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The weather slowly let up in the morning, and they had a slight delay, but OTA members were able to enjoy another Summer Shoot-Out Golf Tournament. This year, the event took place at the Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond. The tournament was hosted by ATC Freightliner - OKC & Tulsa, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Bruckner Truck Sales Inc., Fred Allen Group, Ltd., Hamm & Phillips Service Company, Melton Truck Lines, Inc., Rush Truck Centers, Southern Tire Mart, Southwest Trailers & Equipment, T&W Tire, Triad Transport, Inc., UPS, and Vertical Alliance Group. Lunch sponsors included: Cline Wood Agency, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc, McCorkle Truck Line, Inc., and MHC Kenworth. Beverage cart sponsors included: Beaver Express Service, LLC, Burnett Insurance Corporation, Crawford-Phillips, Inc., Drivers Legal Plan, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., McCorkle Truck Line, Inc., MHC Kenworth, Pacer Energy Marketing, LLC, Pilot Flying J, and Summit Truck Group. Hole sponsors this year were: American Trucking Associations, Brown & Brown of Central Oklahoma Insurance, Cline Wood Agency, Compliance Concepts of Oklahoma, Enid Mack Sales, Great Dane Trailers, Groendyke Transport, Inc., Hamm & Phillips Service Company, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., McCorkle Truck Line, Inc., and MHC Kenworth. The winners of the first flight were the Dugan Truck Line team of Gene Nelson, Brian Knott, Danny Dysinger, and Jimmy Wesfall. Second place, first flight went to the MC Petroleum team of Cody Miller, Chad Brown, Jeremy Sandusky, and Kurt Burgess. Third place, first flight went to the Central Tech team of Mark Brown, John Thorpe, Charles Carol, and Seaboard Food’s Glenn Rose.

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Winners of the second flight were the Rush Truck Center team of Chaz Eubank, Larry Hatley, Chris Gray, and Matt Blake. Second place, second flight went to Drew Burk, Howard Ludkins, and Mark Howerton of Oklahoma City Freightliner and Greg Price of United Petroleum Transports. Third Place, second flight went to Grant Pankratz and Dave Vollmer of Great Dane Trailers and John Titsworth and Steven Walker of Triad Transport. The winners of the third flight were John Ammons of Vertical Alliance Group, Barry Zollinger of Seaboard Foods, Jeff Norling of United Petroleum Transports, and JJ White of MHC Kenworth. Second place went to the Hamm & Phillips Service Company team of David Hightower, Terry Nitzel, Justin Hurst, and Steve Thomason. Third place went to Benton Landers of the American


Trucking Associations, Steve Niswander of Groendyke Transport, Dennis Pearson of Bruckner Truck Sales, and Todd McCarthy of Pilot Flying J. Additional awards were given for Longest Driver, to James Hager of WB Johnston Grain and Mitchell Brown of Southwest Trailers and Equipment. Two Closest to the Pins were also awarded to George Ramirez of Dot-Line Transportation and Kurt Burgess of MC Petroleum. Thank you to all of the participants in this year’s tournament and a special thank you to all of the sponsors that made the event possible.

TOP RIGHT: REBECCA CHAPPELL (OTA) HANDS OUT COOKIES TO JOHN TITSWORTH (TRIAD TRANSPORT) AND OTHER GOLFERS DURING THE TOURNAMENT. ABOVE: MC PETROLEUM TEAM OF CODY MILLER, CHAD BROWN, JEREMY SANDUSKY, AND KENT BURGESS. BOTTOM RIGHT: UPS TEAM OF CHAD HOTZ, DANNY SMITH, AND DAN COX.

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Setting a new standard in truck dealerships. A name you can trust.

With 3 locations in Oklahoma, Rush Truck Centers is part of North America’s largest heavy- and medium-duty dealer organization with over 85 state-of-the-art truck centers in 17 states across the country. Over the years, we’ve earned a solid reputation for excellence, fairness, our positive attitude and solutions that exceed customer expectations. We offer one-stop sales and service representing the industry’s leading brands.

877-202-7571 877-863-6024 800-220-0982 Rush Truck Center – Ardmore 2100 S. Cooper Drive Ardmore, OK 73401

Rush Truck Center – Oklahoma City 8700 West I-40 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73128

Rush Truck Center – Tulsa 6015 S. 49th West Ave. Tulsa, OK 74107

Oklahoma Motor Carrier - Summer 2014  

For over eighty years, the Oklahoma Motor Carrier (OMC) magazine has provided OTA members with important information concerning their associ...

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