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The Week in Review
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
September 17, 2013

In This Issue

CVTA Fall Conference
DOT Secretary's Blog
Growing Job Vacancies
Diesel Price Dips
Driver Appreciation Week
Senate Environmental Panel
Harriet Tubman Award
Wreaths Across America
Economic Watch
Sleep Disorder Rule
Shippers to Overturn CSA
TIGER in VA & AR
Driver Medical Issues
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News from JJ Keller
Opinion
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Vol. 102

Seeing Beyond the Obvious
  by Michael Darling

There is a little poem that reads, "Two men looked through prison bars. One saw mud; the other saw stars." The moral: You can improve your ability to deal with change by focusing your attention on the future and by seeing the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. We certainly hear a lot about change these days. A critical issue in dealing with change is the subject of control. Most of your stress and unhappiness comes as a result of feeling out of control in a particular area of your life. If you think about the times or places where you felt the very best about yourself, you will realize that... Continue Reading 
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CVTA Fall Conference Dates
 Wed. Oct 16 - Fri. Oct 18
Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA right outside of DC
 

Please be sure to register and make your hotel reservations today. 
The cut-off for both is September 19, 2013.
CVTA is delighted to announce we have added Deb Rishel and Bob Newman to the list of presenters at the upcoming Fall Conference. Deb and Bob will be making a presentation on working with the media. They are uniquely qualified to discuss the many ways to get your message and CVTA's message out to the local, state and national press.

If you have not yet registered, please do today to take advantage of the Early-Bird registration rate. 
Our speakers also include but are not limited to:
Our Hearts Go Out to Our Navy Yard Neighbors - [From DOT Secretary's Blog] - Yesterday was a terrible day for our community. Our colleagues at the Navy Yard experienced an incomprehensible act of violence that resulted in loss of life and disruption of everyday life for so many. Our hearts go out to the families... Continue reading
Schools, Rivals Help Carriers Fill Growing Job Vacancies - Freight carriers, commercial fleet operators and third-party logistics companies are all putting out "Help Wanted" signs. Firms are stepping up efforts to recruit service technicians, sales executives, safety managers, information technology specialists and drivers, according to a first-ever Transport Topics survey of more than 125... Continue reading
Diesel Price Dips 0.7; Gas Falls 4 - Diesel fuel's price decreased 0.7 cent to $3.974 a gallon, the first decrease in a month, while gasoline dropped 4 cents to $3.547, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 16. The diesel decline followed a week in... Continue reading
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Senate Environmental Panel Plans Hearing to Discuss Fuel Taxes and the Highway Trust Fund September 25th - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will examine a potential fuel tax increase as part of a September 25th hearing to discuss the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The Highway Trust... Continue reading
INDUSTRY NEWS OF NOTE
Truckers Against Trafficking Announces First Winner of the Harriet Tubman Award - National trucking anti-trafficking organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is pleased to announce the first annual winner of its Harriet Tubman award. The award, which carries with it a $500 check, is named in honor of famed abolitionist... Continue reading
CVTA was delighted to participate in the first Wreaths Across America Gala. The Gala Exceeded all expectations. CVTA is a proud supporter and sponsor of Wreaths Across America.

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Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rises in August - Industrial production in the United States has posted its biggest increase in six months, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. The 0.4% increase in August from the month before follows it... Continue reading
Bill Challenges FMCSA to Write Sleep Disorder Rule - Two congressmen have introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the FMCSA to write a regulation covering sleep disorders, rather than issue a guidance as it is planning to do. Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., on Thursday offered a bill that... Continue reading
Shippers Seek to Overturn CSA Safety Scoring System - Lawyers representing some shippers and brokers told a federal appeals court that the government's Safety Measurement System is an improperly enacted rule that should be vacated. However, an attorney for the FMCSA said a PowerPoint presentation that some industry... Continue reading
On the TIGER Trail in Virginia and ArkansasFrom DOT Secretary's Blog - Last week Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Greg Nadeau and I had the opportunity to see how transportation projects funded through DOT's TIGER program are improving the quality of life in Virginia and Arkansas. The TIGER transformations are... Continue reading
Safety Advisory Committee Airs Driver Medical Issues - Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari visited a safety advisory panel meeting Tuesday and trucking leaders there took the opportunity to raise some industry concerns. Porcari was on hand... Continue reading
OPINION
Disrespect of drivers at shipping dock outweighs carrier appreciation - With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week coming up, let me be the first to say 'thanks, driver' - but also that I'm not sure this official celebration is worthwhile. If trucking companies really want drivers to be happy and productive, it's time to get tough with customers. Here's how I see the big picture: NTDAW isn't so much about trucking companies' making a special effort to recognize and honor their drivers, it's about reminding the public why drivers... Continue reading
Trivia Question

Which of these opera houses is located in Moscow? 
  1. Bolshoi Theatre
  2. Mariinsky Theatre
  3. Mikhaylovsky Theatre
  4. Taganrog Theatreh 
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Answer to Trivia Question

Which of these opera houses is located in Moscow?

Answer: Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre was designed by Joseph Bove. He also designed the Triumphal Arch of Moscow. The theatre first opened in 1825. 
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