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  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PMATA Offices
  • Fri
    20
    Jan
    2017
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AMATA Offices

    Please note this is a date and time change from original posting

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PMATA Offices
  • Wed
    25
    Jan
    2017
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AMATA Offices

    Craig O'Loughlin, partner at the law firm Quarles & Brady, will lead the briefing and discussion on what you need to know about the new law - Prop 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act.

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    2:00 PM – 3:30 PMATA Offices
  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017
    8:00 AM - 2:30 PMRenaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa/ 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ 86305
    Join J. J. Keller experts Sr Safety Consultant, Jeana Hysell and Sr. Regional Account Executive, Arty Bentch for this complimentary seminar on mitigating fleet risk for experienced fleet professionals.

    Why You Should Attend: You'll receive the latest updates on the changing FMCSA regulations including hours of service, ELD final rule (Electronic Logging Device), Driver Qualification, CDL requirements, drug & alcohol testing regulations and Vehicle Maintenance! Learn how to manage and reduce risk in your fleet within these critical areas of compliance.

    Bonus ELD Session: The ELD final rule has arrived! Is your fleet evaluating ELD options? Come early for a hands-on ELD technology demonstration of J. J. Keller's Encompass with E-Logs! Bring your own smart device to load the free app on your phone or tablet!

    Register Now

     

     

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PMPhoenix FD Ops Center/ 2430 S. 22nd Avenue/ Phoenix

     

    Please note the change of location for this meeting.  Meeting will be held at the Phoenix Fire Department Special Operations Training Center -  2430 S. 22nd Ave./ Phoenix.

    Captain Greg Hawk will offer a presentation on Phoenix Fire Department response to a crash involving a large vehicle, special equipment they use and what a CDL driver can do to assist on the scene of a crash.

     

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 AM to 8:30 AMKay's Kafe/ 3401 S. 43rd Ave./ Phoenix, AZ 85009
  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017
    8:30 AM to 4:00 PMATA Offices

    Click here for 03.10.17-DOTRegistrationForm

     

    This one day seminar is taught by FMCSA Compliance Specialist Brian Bullard. Brian will give you a step-by-step guide for DOT compliance and audit preparation.

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PMATA Offices
  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    9:30 amBen Avery Clay Target Center / 5060 W Skeet St, Phoenix, AZ 85086

    We invite you to join us for a friendly round of sporting clays at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center Friday, March 17th.

    Certified shooting instructors will provide a short tutorial before we begin and ongoing guidance while we are on the course.(more…)

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PMTucson Medical Center Parking Lot #11
  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    10:30 AM – 12:30 PMATA Offices
  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017
    Washington, DC

    What is Call on Washington?
    ATA members join up at a central hotel in Washington and as a group, meet with individual members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation, heads of regulatory agencies and other officials to discuss business issues, as well as attend dinners and special events.(more…)

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PMATA Offices
  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017
    7:30 AM Shot Gun StartStonecreek Golf Club/ 4435 E. Paradise Village Pkwy S./ Phoenix
  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PMATA Offices
  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    0700 AM - 0830 AMKay’s Kafe / 3401 S. 43rd Ave./ Phoenix, AZ 85009
  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    08:30 AM - 04:00 PMATA Offices

    FMCSA Compliance Specialist Brian Bullard will offer a step-by-step guide for DOT Compliance regarding Hours of Service revisions and the mandated responsibility to place Electronic Logbooks (ELD's) into commercial vehicles by December, 2017.

    Several vendors will have product demonstrations of ELD's following the classroom seminar training session.

    Click here for DOT Hours of Service/ ELD Seminar registration form

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PMATA Offices

    Please join CMS and Scopelitis to get a clear understanding and insights on best practices around:

    • Hired vs. Contracted
    • Training vs. Orientation
    • Deductions vs. Expenses
    • Employed vs. Independent/Lease Contractor
    • Reclassification & Compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Leasing Regulations

    Click here for more information

     

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PMATA Offices

    Recap meeting of 2017 TDC Competition

  • Mon
    05
    Jun
    2017
    Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ATA has once again been invited by the Department of Public Safety to participate in the Annual Roadcheck event.  Participants are able to observe inspections alongside officers at the designated areas as well as do ride-a-longs with officers.

    This is a perfect opportunity to send your management staff, safety coordinators, technicians or other operational personnel to see first hand how inspections are done on a daily basis and learn how to improve your practices to become safer truckers!

    The emphasis this year is cargo securement.  According to CVSA, checking cargo securement is always a part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement as a reminder to drivers and carriers.

    Participation form and civilian observer applications  - please return to Karen Nesta by May 17th.

    Click here for participation form.

    The Ride-a-Long program has been reduced to 20 participants so we encourage you to send your form in as soon as possible.

    Click here for civilian observer application.

    As an additional member benefit ATA endorsed partner J. J. Keller is offering a free copy of Roadcheck 2017 whitepaper.

    Click here for a copy for Roadcheck-2017

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM8301 W. Sherman Street, Tolleson, Ariz. 85353

    Member News: Natural Gas Vehicle Road Rally Comes Through the Valley – Arizona Trucking Association

    “EVO CNG is excited to host this west coast to east coast road rally,” said Damon Cuzick, EVO CNG CEO. “Tolleson and west Phoenix are the home of commercial trucking in Arizona. The stop at EVO CNG will showcase our state-of-the-art refueling station, and demonstrate the ease and benefits of using compressed natural gas for all vehicles.”
    The road rally stop in Tolleson will include a variety of CNG vehicles, speakers, an award ceremony, and educational opportunities. Attendees will include state and local government officials and policymakers, NGV customers and advocates, and industry stakeholders. The public is welcome to attend.

    NGVAmerica is the national organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic, safe and abundant transportation fuel. The organization represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of clean-burning natural gas in transportation. For more information, visit www.ngvamerica.org.

    Southwest Gas Corporation provides safe and reliable natural gas service to nearly two million customers in Arizona, California, and Nevada.

  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PMATA Offices
  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    10:30 AM – 12:30 PMInland Kenworth / 8314 W. Roosevelt St./ Tolleson, AZ 85353
  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    0630 AMUTI ( Universal Technical Institute) 10695 W. Pierce St., Avondale, AZ

     

    The competition will give commercial vehicle technicians a chance to compete against their peers within the state of Arizona.

    Click here for 2017 SuperTech application

    Click here for competition instructions and information

     

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PMATA Offices

    Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is studying the issue of short supply of truck parking.  ATA is hosting a roundtable discussion with ADOT and carriers to discuss the problems and look at possible solutions.   Please have someone from your company join us to be part of this discussion.  Please email tbradley@aztrucking.com if you are planning to attend.

  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    2017
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PMATA Offices

    Safety is the top priority in the trucking industry today.

    As you may know, the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF), the ATA’s 501c(3), sponsors two major safety programs dedicated to educating the driving public on how to safety drive around a commercial vehicle. The first program called “Share the Road” is geared towards the general public. “Share the Road” events usually happen at large public gatherings like: Glendale’s Touch-a-Truck, TMC’s Be Safe Saturday, RoadCheck, etc.  Our “Teens and Trucks” program, in partnership with DPS, generally takes place at high schools and middle schools and is geared towards teens just learning to drive.

    Both programs are huge successes for the ATA and ATEF. Educating drivers about how to operate safely around large commercial vehicle benefits everyone!

    Because these great programs are so successful, we have increased the number of events we do year over year. As a result, we need to recruit more companies to participate.

    This is a great problem to have! The more people we can educate, the safer our roads will become… its as simple as that.
    Therefore, I invite all carrier members to join us for a very special meeting with DPS Sergeant Corey Smith and Trooper Ed Warren to go over the Teens and Trucks school program!!

    Thursday - July 27th -  11:30am to 1:00pm

    Lunch will be provided!

    Learn how you can help make a difference by participating with the Teens and Trucks School program. Additionally, for those of you who have participated in the past, there will be additional information regarding some changes we are making to the program for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 semesters.

    Click here for more information and RSVP form. Please return RSVP form to knesta@aztrucking.com
     

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PMATA Offices

     

    On August 9, 2017, new laws will take effect that will impact household good operations in Arizona.

    House Bill 2145, which passed the legislature and signed by the Governor during the legislative session, regulates intrastate moving companies in regards to:

    • Carrier Liens
    • Advertising Requirements
    • Insurance/Loss Coverage Disclosure
    • Fees and rates

    The Arizona Trucking Association, 7500 W. Madison Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353 will host a free briefing to members and non-members of the association, to discuss the new household goods law and how it may affect you and your business.

    Representatives from the AZ Department of Public Safety will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have for them.

    Please RSVP to Karen Nesta @ knesta@aztrucking.com or call 602.850.6003 by Friday, July 28th if you plan to attend this briefing.

     

     

  • Wed
    02
    Aug
    2017
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PMATA offices

     

    This is a follow up meeting with ADOT regarding Truck Parking.

  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    0700 AM - 0830 AMKay's Kafe/ 3401 S. 43rd Ave./ Phoenix, AZ 85009

    Please join DPS Captain Brian Preston, DPS State Troopers and fellow ATA members for coffee, breakfast and conversation.   No agendas  - just a chance to get to know the troopers from Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

    Please RSVP to Karen Nesta @ knesta@aztrucking.com or call 602.850.6003 by August 8th.

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    0900 AM to Noon or 0100 PM to 0400 PMATA Offices

    Operation Safe Driver Train-The-Trainer has been developed for the purpose of improving professional CMV driver behaviors.  We will be hosting two (2) training sessions  on August 31st.  Morning class will be from 9AM to noon and afternoon class will be from 1PM to 4PM.

    Five different training modules are included:

    1. Defensive Driving Part I
    2. Defensive Driving Part II
    3. Following the Rule of the Road
    4. Beyond Distracted Driving (Work Zones and Rural Roads)
    5. Defeating Distracted Driving

    Each person in attendance will be provided a thumb drive that includes all of the material covered during the course.

    Course Trainer, Randy West, is a retired Sergeant with the Utah Highway Patrol and has over 30 years of Commercial Vehicle Safety experience.

    Class sizes will be limited so register today! 

    Click here for CVSA Train-The-Trainer registration

     

  • Wed
    06
    Sep
    2017
    0900 AM - NoonATA Offices

    Please join Sgt. Lee Bradshaw and Trooper Tim Elmer (DPS Special Enforcement Bureau) and Jon Miller (Vanguard Regional Service Manager of AZ) for a Safety Talk on preparing for CVSA Brake Day - September 7th.  Jon will be speaking specifically about airbrakes - how they are operated, what to look for, etc.  Sgt. Bradshaw and Trooper Elmer will have a safety talk about pre trip inspections, levels of inspections, what troopers are looking for during inspections, etc.   They will also do a walk around of a vehicle with everyone following a question and answer session.

    Please RSVP to Karen Nesta at knesta@aztrucking.com  or call 602.850.6003 by September 1st.

    CVSA’s Brake Safety Day is Sept. 7, 2017

    Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, is Brake Safety Day, an enforcement and compliance campaign where law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program.

    The goal of Brake Safety Day is to reduce the number of crashes caused by poorly maintained braking systems on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by conducting roadside mechanical fitness inspections, and identifying and removing vehicles with critical brake violations from our roadways.

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  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    1100 AM - 0200 PMATA Offices, 7500 W Madison Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353

    Save the Date -   please join the ATA staff  for an open house/ lunch at our offices to celebrate our 80th Year Anniversary!!

    Please RSVP to Karen Nesta at KNesta@aztrucking.com or 602-850-6003

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    0200 PM – 0400 PMATA Offices

     

    Mr. Alfonso Moreno, USDOT/FMCSA/ Arizona Division, will be our guest speaker.  Mr. Moreno will be presenting updates on the ELD rule.

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017
    Sedona Hilton

    Please go to Events/ Leadership Conference for complete information.

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    0200 PM – 0430 PMSedona Hilton
  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    0200 PM – 0430 PMSedona Hilton
  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PMATA Offices

    Follow up meeting with ADOT regarding truck parking.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend to Karen Nesta -  602.850.6003 or email knesta@aztrucking.com by October 1st.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 AM to 3:00 PMJW Marriott Star Pass Resort/ 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd./ Tucson, AZ

    This one-day event brings leaders and technical experts in industry, government and academia together to understand the implications of emerging transportation technologies and how they can be applied to revolutionize the safe movement of people and goods and to enhance cross-border trade.

    This conference is brought to you by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the City of Tucson, Pima Associations of Governments, the Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation and Visit Tucson.

    For conference details and registration, visit: www.pagtts.com

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PMWestgate Entertainment Center - Loop 101 & Glendale Ave.

     

    Free admission and fun for all ages!! 

    Commercial and industrial vehicles will include a SWAT Tactical Armored Truck, postal truck, PIR show car, fire truck, city bus, dump trucks, The Music Bus, backhoes and the ATA Share the Road trailer with J&L Transportation's "TAT" tractor.

    A new additional this year is a Bike Rodeo.  Kids aging from 5-13 can bring or ride their bicycle to participate in a bike rodeo!  The rodeo will feature a skills training course, bicycle inspection station, bicycle safety tips and helmet fitting.  Helmets are required.  Parents will sign a waiver at the event for their kids to participate.

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    08:30 AM - 04:00 PMATA Offices

    The best way to pass a DOT audit is to be certain you are in compliance!!  You need to know what regulations you are subject to and what records the DOT expects.  This one day seminar is taught by FMCSA Compliance Specialist Brian Bullard.

    Registration deadline is October 13, 2017.

    Click here for 10/26/17 class registration form

  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
    02:00 PM – 04:00 PMATA Offices
  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMATA Offices

     

    Dave Nelson, DSM, Meritor, Inc. will be presenting two (3) hour classes on Air Brake Training.

    This training will cover DOT requirements, preventative maintenance, adjustments and much more.  A training certificate will be issued to all attendees.

    Who Should Attend:      Maintenance Managers, Safety Managers, Shop Supervisors, Technicians, Safety Consultants (perform accident reconstruction) and selected Drivers/Personnel.

    (2) - three hour classes being offered:

    • Morning class - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Afternoon class - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Click here for registration form

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    08:30 AM - 01:30 PMATA Offices

     

    Class registration deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017

    Click here for registration form

  • Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017
    5:30 pmEwing residence

    We invite you and a guest to join us for a Holiday Celebration hosted by Becki & Bill Ewing!  There will be plenty of refreshments and lost of fun in the Casino, including a raffle for door prizes!

    This evening is a charity event for Sunshine Angels.  All proceeds go to the benefit of the children's home.  The Sunshine Angels is a 50l(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  All donations are tax deductible.  Receipts will be available at the event.

    The cost is $40 per person - includes light buffet, drinks and door prizes.   **  please make all checks payable to Becki Ewing ** - check or cash to be paid at the event.

    If you would like  to pay in advance by credit card only -please click here  for an authorization form or contact Karen Nesta - knesta@aztrucking.com

    If you wish you may bring an additional gift card and/or unwrapped gift for a child aged 7-15 (nothing with guns violence please)

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    10:30 AM to 12:30 PMATA Offices
  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PMATA Offices

    First TDC Committee meeting for planning of the 2018 AZ State TDC Competition to be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

  • Fri
    15
    Dec
    2017
    07:00 AM to 08:30 AMKay's Kafe/ 3401 S. 43rd Ave./ Phoenix, AZ 85009

    **  Please note a date change from original posting **

    Please join fellow ATA members and Arizona DPS Captain Brian Preston along with a state trooper from Commercial Vehicle Enforcement for coffee, breakfast and conversation!

    Please RSVP to knesta@aztrucking.com or call 602.850.6003 if you plan to attend!