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Commercial Vehicle Training Association
October 8, 2013

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CVTA Fall Conference
Military Education Benefits
Diesel Falls
Hill Update
Shutdown Impact
Driver Turnover Rate
Tropical Storm Karen
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It's All About How You Do It.
  by Michael Darling

Whether improving a skill or strategy in your sport of choice, or increasing impact on our own business lives through effective communication, we all seek to learn how to do things "the right way." Ask other champions if they would like to have people do things "the right way," and you will hear, "Yes, of course!" But when you ask: "Whose way is the right way?" You will be told, "Well, my way is the right way, of course... Continue Reading 
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Government Shutdown Stalls Military Education Benefits - The Department of Defense has suspended a program that provides members of the military with money to attend college because of the federal government shutdown. Branches of the armed forces will not authorize tuition assistance for new classes during a government shutdown, a Pentagon official wrote in a blog post this week... Continue reading
Diesel Falls 2.2 to $3.897 in Fourth Decline - Diesel's national average price fell another 2.2 cents to $3.897 a gallon, continuing its downward trend in a fourth straight decline, the Department of Energy reported. The drop followed a combined 5.5-cent downturn in the past two weeks. Including this week's survey... Continue reading
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Hill Update - Oct 8, 2013
  • [UPDATE] H.R. 1796: Troop Talent Act of 2013
  • Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation
  • Amendments To Implement Certain Provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
INDUSTRY NEWS OF NOTE
Shutdown Impact Minimal - Freight transportation officials said their companies suffered only minimal effects from the federal government shutdown last week but added they were preparing for disruptions if the budget dispute drags on. While most federal... Continue reading
Driver Turnover Rate Rises in Second Quarter - Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose in the second quarter as the market for experienced drivers remains tight, American Trucking Associations reported. The turnover rate at large truckload... Continue reading
Amendments To Implement Certain Provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act - The FMCSA adopts, as final, certain regulations required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century surface transportation reauthorization legislation. The majority of these statutory changes... Continue reading
Trivia Question

What does the Latin phrase IN VINO VERITAS mean?
  1. The wine tastes very delicious
  2. The vine is ready to be picked
  3. In wine there is truth
  4. In wine we rejoice
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Answer to Trivia Question

What does the Latin phrase IN VINO VERITAS mean?

Answer: In wine there is truth

'In vino veritas' is a Latin phrase whose literal translation is 'truth in wine'. It could, for example, be a statement made by some party hosts, who notice how much personal information their drunken guests are giving.
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