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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    The CVSA Workshop provides the opportunity for enforcement, government officials and industry to continue to work together to advance commercial motor vehicle safety. This is your chance to collaborate with your colleagues from across North America to affect meaningful changes to the overall culture of transportation safety.DATES: April 8-12, 2018 - Portland, ORRegistration FeesLocal, State, ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    OTA values safety on the road and in the workplace. That's why we take time to recognize those who have gone above and beyond. Applications for Oregon Safety Awards for the 2017 term are now available for download. Visit our Safety page for more safety-related information or click the links below for the PDF's:Safety Professional of the YearSMC Fleet Safety AwardWinners will be announced at ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Check out J.J. Keller's calendar of events for 2018!
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, February 02, 2018
    An estimated 111.3 million people watched the Super Bowl game in 2017, with the total amount wagered on the game in sports books in Nevada totaling close to $140 million. Super Bowl tickets typically range between $2500 - $3000 but can creep up past $4000.    For those sticking a bit closer to home, the average amount a host spends on a Super Bowl party is $118. Of course, all those avocados, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has just released the results from its most recent study on the worst freight bottlenecks across the nation. The study, which collected real-time GPS data from 800,000 trucks at 300 locations nationwide during calendar year 2016 - rated 100 locations in the U.S. with the greatest bottlenecks, measured by a combination of both speed and volume. ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    The 2017 Oregon Legislature enacted SB 398, requiring employers to provide written notice to each employee about both state and federal earned income tax credits (EITC). EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income and may reduce the amount of taxes owed, and in some cases, may provide a refund. The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) filed its notice of proposed rulemaking ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Join Glostone Trucking Solutions for their annual conference and hear from speakers, like retired OTA staff member, John Sallak. Hot topics this year include ELD's, Drug Testing Rule Changes, and Distracted Driving. Don't forget to stop by the OTA booth! Jan 23, 2018 - 8:30 - Noon* *Lunch and Learn available Noon-1pm Monarch Hotel - Clackamas, ORREGISTER NOW
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    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    Starting as early as Friday, carriers will be able to complete the annual federal Unified Carrier Registration filings for 2018 and pay their annual registration fees, following a roughly 90-day delay in this year's process. The U.S. DOT's Unified Carrier Registration board has also reduced the fees carriers will pay to register with the DOT, cutting 2018's fees by 9.1 percent across the board. ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Most can agree that 2017 was a busy year all around. A new, more truck-friendly administration moved into the White House. Regulations came under review. The much-anticipated ELD mandate finally made it to implementation at the end of the year. In case you need a quick refresher, below are some of the top highlights from 2017. Read more about these and other happenings. JANUARYPresident Trump took ...read more
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    Around the holidays, all the latest gadgets and gizmos get a lot of attention, vying for the top spot on gift lists. But, will any of these consumer technology trends end up impacting the trucking industry? Possibly. After all, the advent of Uber has moved from car rides to freight. Other new consumer trends that could touch trucking include the demand for longer-life batteries. Initially to help ...read more
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    We are excited to announce the date of the 2018 DSU Peterbilt & GMC, Inc. Truck Expo & Vendor Fair 2018! It will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at the Portland Expo Center, from 2pm-8pm, with VIP access starting at 1pm. This year will be bigger and better than last year’s incredible event. The following are some highlights:•The latest Peterbilt, GMC and Isuzu trucks•The newest products on ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2017
    NTSB MOST WANTED LIST PROGRESS REPORT: COLLISION AVOIDANCE TECH, RECORDER USEEarlier this week, National Transportation Safety Board's director of their Office of Highway Safety Rob Molloy issued a progress report on the NTSB's 2017 - 2018 "Most Wanted List," which was initially published in November 2016. The list included several items pertaining directly to trucking, including collision ...read more
    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
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