North Carolina Trucking Association

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.

Governor McCrory Issues Executive Orders

In preparation and planning for the winter system expected to night, Governor McCrory has issued two executive orders, State of Emergency Declaration Executive Order #85 and Transportation Waiver Executive Order #86.

Declaration State of Emergency Executive Order #85 - Click here

Transportation Waiver Executive Order #86 - Click here

 NC Emergency Operations Center 

Director Sprayberry is planning a partial activation of the EOC tomorrow evening moving into a full activation by 7:00am Friday morning. The Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) will activate at the same time. The North Carolina Trucking Association will participate in the daily briefings until the BEOC is deactivated.  The Association will share pertinent information with the membership via email and twitter, @nctrucking.

Trucking Operations Management Degree

NC Community Colleges Fall 2016

On December 4, 2015 the NC State Board of Community Colleges approved the Trucking Operations Management (TOM) Subject Area today. The Trucking Operations Management Subject Area will be available under the Supply Chain Management curriculum program, currently Global Logistics and Distribution Management Technology, effective Fall 2016.

As of April 2014, there were over 16,010 trucking companies located in North Carolina, most of them small, locally owned businesses.  In 2013, the trucking industry in North Carolina provided 193,550 jobs, or 1 out of 17 in the state. Total trucking industry wages paid in North Carolina in 2013 exceeded $8.6 billion, with an average annual trucking industry salary of $44,411.  Over 86 percent of North Carolina communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.

The Trucking Operations Management (TOM) degree introduces students to all facets of a trucking company’s operations.  The purpose is to create a 1-year certificate and a 2-year associates degree programs with a focus on basic trucking management principles introducing students to all aspects of the trucking industry, preparing the graduate for a seamless transition into the workforce.

Specific areas of study would include the following:  modes of trucking, industry terminology, dispatch functions, customer service, equipment maintenance, industry technology, human resources, driver requirements, safety functions, regulatory requirements, freight brokerage and routing. Personnel employed in the trucking industry typically rely heavily on high-tech information systems that can encompass the entire business model, as well as communications with drivers. 

The goal is to create job candidates that can provide a quicker impact to your business, add value to your business and quickly build management “bench strength”, create a young talent pool for the North Carolina trucking industry and create an education program that will be attractive for perspective students.

Individuals will be prepared for career opportunities in:

  • Dispatch
  • Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Sales
  • Driver management
  • Load planning
  • Customer service
  • Analytics
  • Fleet management
  • Outside vendors that work with trucking companies (truck/trailer sales or rental, parts, tires, lubricants, insurance)

On December 4, 2015 the NC State Board of Community Colleges approved the Trucking Operations Management (TOM) Subject Area today. The Trucking Operations Management Subject Area will be available under the Supply Chain Management curriculum program, currently Global Logistics and Distribution Management Technology, effective Fall 2016.

The newly approved program standard is available at: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/sites/default/files/academic-programs/curriculum-standards/attachments/a25620_supply_chain_mgmt_fa2016.pdf

The following thirteen community colleges are currently approved to offer the Trucking Operations Management track and courses:

  • Caldwell Community and Technical Institute
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Davidson County Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gaston College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Nash Community College
  • Randolph Community College
  • Vance-Granville Community College
  • Wake Technical Community College


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NC DMV to Increase Fees January 1, 2016

The new fees were drafted and passed by the N. C. General Assembly in budget appropriations legislation, House Bill 97. They reflect the first DMV fee increases in 11 years. The legislation applies to vehicle titles and registrations as well as driver license issuances and renewals on or after Jan. 1, 2016.

Click here to view the NCDMV announcement.

Electronic Logging Devices to be Required Across Commercial Truck and Bus Industries

December 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced the adoption of a Final Rule that will improve roadway safety by employing technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service regulations that prevent fatigue. 

“Since 1938, complex, on-duty/off-duty logs for truck and bus drivers were made with pencil and paper, virtually impossible to verify,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “This automated technology not only brings logging records into the modern age, it also allows roadside safety inspectors to unmask violations of federal law that put lives at risk.”

The Final Rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELD) will result in an annual net benefit of more than $1 billion – largely by reducing the amount of required industry paperwork.  It will also increase the efficiency of roadside law enforcement personnel in reviewing driver records.  Strict protections are included that will protect commercial drivers from harassment.  

On an annual average basis, the ELD Final Rule is estimated to save 26 lives and prevent 562 injuries resulting from crashes involving large commercial motor vehicles.

“This is a win for all motorists on our nation’s roadways,” said FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling.  “Employing technology to ensure that commercial drivers comply with federal hours-of-service rules will prevent crashes and save lives.”

An ELD automatically records driving time.  It monitors engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven, and location information.  

Federal safety regulations limit the number of hours commercial drivers can be on-duty and still drive, as well as the number of hours spent driving.  These limitations are designed to prevent truck and bus drivers from becoming fatigued while driving, and require that drivers take a work break and have a sufficient off-duty rest period before returning to on-duty status.

 The four main elements of the ELD Final Rule include: 

  • Requiring commercial truck and bus drivers who currently use paper log books to maintain hours-of-service records to adopt ELDs within two years.  It is anticipated that approximately three million drivers will be impacted. 
  • Strictly prohibiting commercial driver harassment.  The Final Rule provides both procedural and technical provisions designed to protect commercial truck and bus drivers from harassment resulting from information generated by ELDs.  [A separate FMCSA rulemaking further safeguards commercial drivers from being coerced to violate federal safety regulations and provides the agency with the authority to take enforcement actions not only against motor carriers, but also against shippers, receivers, and transportation intermediaries.]
  • Setting technology specifications detailing performance and design requirements for ELDs so that manufacturers are able to produce compliant devices and systems – and purchasers are enabled to make informed decisions. 
  • Establishing new hours-of-service supporting document (shipping documents, fuel purchase receipts, etc.) requirements that will result in additional paperwork reductions.  In most cases, a motor carrier would not be required to retain supporting documents verifying on-duty driving time.

The ELD Final Rule permits the use of smart phones and other wireless devices as ELDs, so long as they satisfy technical specifications, are certified, and are listed on an FMCSA website.  Canadian- and Mexican-domiciled drivers will also be required to use ELDs when operating on U.S. roadways. 

Motor carriers who have previously installed compliant Automatic On-Board Recording Devices may continue to use the devices for an additional two years beyond the compliance date.

A copy of the ELD Final Rule announced today is available at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/electronic-logging-devices-and-hours-service-supporting-documents.

Further information, including a comprehensive, searchable list of frequently asked questions, and a calendar of upcoming free training webinars, is available https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/elds.

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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2016 NCTA & Councils Annual Events

27 Apr 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 West 27th Street. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
27 Apr 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • Winston-Salem Fairgrounds 421 West 27th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
13 May 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • Johnston Community College Truck Driving School, 245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC
13 May 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • Johnston Community College Truck Driving School, 245 College Rd., Smithfield, NC
24 Jul 2016 (EDT) • The Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
24 Jul 2016 3:00 PM (EDT) • The Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
09 Oct 2016 (EDT) • Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC

NCTA & Councils Training and Seminars

08 Feb 2016 8:00 AM (EST) • NCTA Office, 4000 Westchase Blvd. Ste. 210, Raleigh, NC
16 Feb 2016 12:00 PM (EST) • Deep River Event Center, 606 Millwood School Rd., Greensboro, NC
26 Feb 2016 8:30 AM (EST) • 245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC
04 Mar 2016 (EST) • Fort Bragg, NC 28310
08 Mar 2016 8:00 AM (EST) • NCTA Office, 4000 Westchase Blvd. Ste. 210, Raleigh NC
16 Mar 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • The Hickory Room, Bib's Downtown 675 W. 5th St. Winston-Salem, NC
17 Mar 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • Bill Ellis BBQ, 3700 Downing Street SW, Wilson, NC
22 Mar 2016 12:00 PM (EDT) • Deep River Event Center, 606 Millwood School Rd, Greensboro, NC
07 Apr 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Bill Ellis Barbecue, 3007 Downing Street, Wilson NC
19 Apr 2016 12:00 PM (EDT) • Deep River Event Center, 606 Millwood School Rd., Greensboro, NC
22 Apr 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • 245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC
29 Apr 2016 (EDT) • Fort Bragg, NC 28310
10 May 2016 (EDT) • Joseph S Koury Convention Center Greensboro, NC
13 Jun 2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • NCTA Office, 4000 Westchase Blvd. Ste. 210, Raleigh, NC
24 Jun 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • 245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC
15 Jul 2016 (EDT) • Fort Bragg, NC 28310

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