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The Week in Review
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
May 7, 2013

In This Issue

A Tap on the Glass
Safety Belt Poster Contest Winners
News from Counsel
Restoring Tuition Assistance
TAT Certification
Big Job Gains
National Private Truck Council
TA on Mother's Day
Image Campaign
News from Foley Services
News from PTDI
News from J.J. Keller
Answer to Trivia
Cengage Learning
Health News
Tap on the Glass
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So, I get this article in my email box yesterday...  "Characterizing Spatially Inhomogeneous Non- Criteria Pollutants in the Los Angeles Air Basin".  Interesting stuff from the Air Resource Board in California (Yawn). But it outlined the process that Trucks in the L.A. Basin are having to prepare for if they have any chance of operating successfully in this State. Frustrating for Carriers, no doubt.  California continues to figure out ways to drive business out of it. Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox and segue into what this prompted me to think about... and that's preparing for success in everything... Continue Reading
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FMCSA announces safety belt poster contest winners; young artists encourage drivers to "Be Ready. Be Buckled." - Ask any parent and they'll tell you - some of the most effective safety experts in the country can be found sitting in the backseat as they are shuttled to school, soccer practice and music lessons. Our children have been raised to think safety first. They climb into the family car; they buckle their safety... Continue reading

Hill Update: May 7, 2013

  • H.R. 1595 - Student Loan Relief Act
  • S. 700 - Troop Talent Act of 2013
  • H.R. 357 and S. 257 - G.I. Tuition Fairness Act of 2013
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Sen. Rockefeller Hopes to Hold Hearing On DOT Nominee Confirmation This Month - Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W. Va.) told reporters May 6 that he hopes to hold a confirmation hearing on Transportation Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx before the Senate adjourns for a week long recess at the end... Continue reading.

Inhofe, Hagan Request DOD Update on Restoring Tuition Assistance - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to request an update and timeline for the Department of Defense's... Continue reading
FMCSA accepting public comment on latest applicant for cross-border program - The FMCSA announced via the Federal Register May 1 that it is accepting public comment on the acceptance of Mexican carrier Servicio de Transporte Internacional y Local... Continue reading
Step Up and Be Counted as TAT Certified - Have you been trained with materials from Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT)? Have you watched our training DVD? Are you equipped with the number for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-3737-888... Continue reading
Trucking adds 11,700 jobs in April - A month after the for-hire trucking industry cut a revised 6,300 payroll jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis it added back 11,700 jobs in April, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics... Continue reading
Big Job Gains in April - Job creation overall in the United States as well as in trucking both posted solid gains in April according to a new report, leading to a surge on Wall Street as well as an increase in the price of oil. The U.S. Labor Department says the... Continue reading
Private Carriers Honor Fleet Executives, Companies for Excellence - National Private Truck Council has honored five individuals and companies for excellence in fleet management and operations with its annual Leadership Awards. The annual awards... Continue reading
New safety investigators and border inspectors start FMCSA careers at a critical time for motorcoach safety - [From DOT Secretary's Official Blog] Today, our Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration welcomed 16 investigators and 9 border inspectors as the newest members of our safety family. The 25 men.... Continue reading
Diesel Dips 0.6¢ to $3.845 a Gallon; Gasoline Gains for First Time in 10 Weeks - Diesel dipped 0.6 cent to $3.845 a gallon, its 10th straight decline, while gasoline rose for the first time in 10 weeks, the Department of Energy reported. Gasoline rose 1.8 cents to... Continue reading
TravelCenters of America Honors Professional Women Drivers On Mother's Day - TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, invites all professional driving women to enjoy a... Continue reading
Trivia Question

This Ghanaian man served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations for ten years. Who is he?
  1. Kofi Annan
  2. John Mahama
  3. John Mills
  4. Jerry Rawlings
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Answer to Trivia Question

This Ghanaian man served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations for ten years. Who is he?

Answer: Kofi Annan

In addition to holding the most important position in the United Nations, Kofi Annan is a Nobel Prize laureate. John Mills became the president of Ghana in 2009, and John Mahama was elected the vice president in the same year. Jerry Rawlings was the president of the Republic of Ghana from 1997 to 2001.
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