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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    This is a reminder that effective October 6, 2017, employers may no longer ask any applicant at any stage of the application process about their past compensation or pay. It is permissible to ask about salary or hourly wages desired during the screening process or on the employment application. No additional conversation about that information would be appropriate. This is part of the new Oregon ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    The effort to attach trucking-centric provisions to a Senate bill on self-driving vehicles did not materialize after an amendment was withdrawn due to lack of support. Top Republicans, as well as the ATA and other groups and freight companies, were pushing for the inclusion of trucking policy in the bill earlier in the week. While ATA noted that current autonomous technology is built around ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    If any OTA members are interested in attending the 2017 Washington Trucking Association's Annual Fall Conference in Yakima, WA, WTA has agreed to honor the member rate! Please find the event registration forms below:SMC Advanced Compliance Workshop (November 1)Fall Conference Registration (November 2-3)
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    According to a pilot study by Oregon State University, there is a high cost for not having adequate parking available for commercial truck drivers. The study, which was conducted over a 290-mile stretch of Highway 97 over seven years, shows that at-fault truck crashes resulted in about $75 million of "crash harm," research conducted by the OSU College of Engineering for the Oregon Department of ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    The closure of I-84 and the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH) due to the Eagle Creek fire continues to impact all travelers in the area. Westbound Interstate 84 between Hood River and Troutdale reopened to all travelers just before 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2017, ten days after the Eagle Creek Fire forced the closure of the highway.  Westbound I-84As of Sept. 14, I-84 westbound between Hood River ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    OTA would like to congratulate the four Oregon Competitors from the Oregon Truck Driving Championship in June that made it to the final found and placed in the American Trucking Association's (ATA) National Truck Driving Competition in Orlando, FL.  3rd Place in the 4-Axle Class:Daniel Shamrell, FedEx Freight 4th Place in the 5-Axle Class:Nicholas Jones, FedEx Freight 2nd Place in the Sleeper ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Please plan accordingly: 10th Ave will be closed between Holladay and Adair Streets until December 12, and detours will be required. Download the Press ReleaseVisit the Project Web Page
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place Oct. 15 - 21. During the week, law enforcement will increase traffic safety enforcement looking for the following dangerous driving behaviors, among others: speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seatbelt while operating a CMV or passenger-vehicle, traveling too closely, improper lane ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    TATA has released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry. The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017 projects freight volumes to grow by 2.8% in 2017 followed by 3.4% annual growth through 2023. The growth rate will return to a more moderate 2.3% after 2023. ATA projects that, ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    In a listening session with federal transportation officials, trucking industry representatives proposed some unique ideas to combat the issue of truck parking shortages around the country. Ideas included using public lands along highway rights of way and optimizing weigh stations. Industry executives, business leaders and truckers called on state and federal officials to adopt "creative" uses of ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    After a delay of five months while new regulatory efforts were reviewed, per President Trump's executive order, the rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. While the law is in effect as of June 5, it offers a substantial compliance window and gives carriers, trainers and other stakeholders until February 2020 to comply. The rule will apply to CDL applicants ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Beginning Tuesday, May 20, travelers on U.S. 26 from Northwest Glencoe Road to mile post 53 (near Oregon 6), will experience nighttime lane and ramp closures.   All lanes of U.S. 26 will be open during the day. Shoulder closures will continue take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night lane closures will take place: •             Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. •             Friday ...read more
    Categories: Press Release