Advocating, promoting and educating a safe and sustainable trucking industry.
Since 1929, the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) has represented the interests of the trucking industry.
NCTA works to protect the interests of North Carolina's trucking industry by working with state and federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. We are also dedicated to providing excellence in: Education, Training, and Information. And promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation infrastructure to the betterment of the trucking industry in North Carolina.
Surface Transportation Re-authorization & Reform Act Receives Overwhelming
November 05, 2015
Washington, DC - Following three days of debate, during which over 100 amendments were considered, the U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan, multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs.
The Surface Transportation Re-authorization and Reform Act of 2015 (the STRR Act) helps improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, refocuses programs on addressing national priorities, provides more flexibility and certainty for states and local governments, accelerates project delivery, maintains a strong commitment to safety, and promotes innovation to make the transportation system and programs more effective.
The legislation, approved today by a vote of 363 to 64, was introduced in the House by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), and Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).
“Today the House voted to give our infrastructure and our economy a much needed shot in the arm,” Shuster said. “The STRR Act provides strong reforms and policies to help us improve America’s transportation system, and now we can get to work on resolving the differences with the Senate bill and carry a final measure over the goal line,” Shuster said.
“I am very pleased, that after ten years of short-term band-aids and extensions, the House finally passed a bipartisan, six-year transportation bill,” said DeFazio. “This legislation isn’t perfect. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide the level of investment needed to repair or rebuild our aging 1950s-era system of roads, bridges, and public transit systems. It does, however, include a critical provision that would allow for automatic adjustments and increased infrastructure investment if more money flows into the Highway Trust Fund than currently projected. If Congress does the right thing and comes up with more revenue to deposit into the Highway Trust Fund, this mechanism will invest those funds in our surface transportation infrastructure, without any additional action by Congress. This is a step in the right direction. I commend Chairman Shuster, Chairman Graves, and Ranking Member Norton for this bill and look forward to the upcoming conference with the Senate.”
“Properly investing in and modernizing this country’s infrastructure should be a top priority of the federal government,” Graves said. “But for the past decade, states have been forced to operate off of one short-term highway extension after another. A multi-year surface transportation bill is critical to all of those responsible for maintaining America’s roads and bridges, and today’s bipartisan vote reflects that. I want to thank Chairman Shuster and Ranking Members DeFazio and Holmes Norton for all of their hard work completing this bill.”
“The crowning achievement of this bill is its six years of promised funding to the states and the District of Columbia so that they can, once again, resume significant projects,” Norton said. “This six-year authorization comes at a time when much of our infrastructure needs rebuilding, not repair. To keep this six-year funding promise, we must reinvent the Highway Trust Fund. If we work together, as Chairman Shuster, Ranking Member DeFazio, Subcommittee Chairman Graves and I have on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, we will be able to take pride in doing for the nation’s 21st century infrastructure what the Eisenhower administration and Congress did for the nation’s 20th century infrastructure nearly 60 years ago.”
Click here for more details about the provisions included in the STRR Act.
New ATRI Research Quantifies Impact of Non-Preventable Crashes on CSA Scores
Arlington, VA - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released its latest CSA research, Assessing the Impact of Non-Preventable Crashes on CSA Scores. In this analysis, ATRI investigated the impact that excluding non-preventable crashes would have on motor carrier CSA Crash Indicator BASIC measures. The analysis used carrier crash records, mapped to the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) database, to identify a small and non-controversial subset of non-preventable crashes with the following causes:
The ATRI analysis then removed these crashes and "recalculated" the Crash Indicator BASIC measure. Among the more than one dozen carriers in ATRI's analysis, the Crash Indicator BASIC decreased nearly 15 percent once the non-preventable crash subset was removed.
"The trucking industry has identified a number of flaws in FMCSA's calculation of carrier safety performance through the CSA BASICs and perhaps none is more egregious than the inclusion of non-preventable crashes in the Crash Indicator BASIC. ATRI's latest analysis, using a very conservative definition of non-preventable crashes, demonstrates just how skewed FMCSA's BASIC calculations can be," said Scott Mugno, a member of ATRI's Research Advisory Committee as well as Vice President of Safety and Maintenance for FedEx Ground.
Beyond CSA BASIC score impacts, these non-preventable crashes exact a toll on motor carriers and commercial drivers. ATRI's analysis documents these impacts in detail, including real-world crash examples collected from the industry. ATRI also estimates non-preventable crash costs that exceed $68 million for the 15 carriers in the analysis.
A copy of this report is available from ATRI at www.atri-online.org.
NCTA Emerging Transportation Leaders Committee
The purpose of the Emerging Transportation Leaders Committee shall be to recruit, mentor, and educate young professionals in the trucking industry.
"Driving Towards Our Future"
The NCTA Emerging Transportation Leaders Committee unites young professionals and leaders who believe in the values, contributions and importance of the trucking industry for securing our economic future."
To help build industry networking and camaraderie. Primary focus area to Recruit, Retain & Develop members to ensure the future workforce is available and capable of maintaining the growth and continued viability of the trucking industry.
Recognizing the presence and increased scrutiny of trucks on North Carolina and United States Highways, the committee would provide a unified group and voice to participate in community outreach and advocacy initiatives to enhance the image of trucking for younger generations.
As the trucking industry continues to progress and new individuals across multiple generations enter and exit our industry, knowledge transfer, professional development and succession planning are critical focus areas to ensure superior levels of industry talent and contributions are maintained.
NCTA Member Company Personnel are encouraged to get involved. To participate on this committee, complete and submit this form to NCTA.
2015 NC Driver of the Year & 2014 Drivers of the Month Awards Luncheon
November 10, 2015
The North Carolina Trucking Association Safety and Human Resources Council congratulates Steve Davis, FedEx Ground, the recipient of the 2015 Driver of the Year Award. Steve is commended on his 36 years of professional driving, haven driven 3,850,000 accident free.
The Selection Committee members consist of volunteers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, North Carolina division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program and the North Carolina State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education.
This year's recipients had a combined total of 390 accident free years and 37,265,570 accident free miles.
The 2014 Drivers of the Month are as follow:
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