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FTC Transportation’s safety director named Safety Professional of the Year

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Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, June 9, 2022:

TCA’s yearly Basic safety Professional of the Year Award goes to FTC Transportation’s Emory Mills

TCA's Jim Ward and FTC Transportation's Emory MillsTCA Chairman Jim Ward introduced the 2022 TCA Safety Skilled of the 12 months — Clare C. Casey Award to FTC Transportation’s Emory Mills.The Truckload Carriers Affiliation (TCA) has awarded FTC Transportation’s Director of Security and Driver Administration Emory Mills as its 2022 TCA Security Specialist of the Year — Clare C. Casey Award receiver. The announcement was created throughout TCA’s 41st Once-a-year Protection and Stability Assembly in Nashville, Tennessee.

The honor is bestowed upon a trucking sector experienced whose steps and achievements have made a profound contribution to improving protection on North America’s highways.

“I’m particularly honored to have been picked for the Clare C. Casey Award and confused to stand together with of earlier award winners, colleagues in security, who have been an awesome source over the several years and who have always freely shared their knowledge and encounters,” claimed Mills. “My appreciation also goes out to the TCA crew, who go earlier mentioned and over and above, and so lots of others in our fantastic field. Most of all, thank you to my family at residence for their ongoing help, and to my FTC Transportation family members whom it is certainly my privilege to get the job done together with of every single working day.”

Emory’s vocation commenced at FTC in 2000, where by she begun in the gas taxes and permits office. Yrs later, she moved into the basic safety area as a driver and protection coordinator advancing to driver and basic safety supervisor, to now her latest placement as director of protection and driver administration.

Prior to FTC, Mills labored at A&A Trucking/Haskell Lemon Construction, Purple Rock Distributing/Preserve-A-Halt, and Oklahoma Tank Traces. 

She gained her Accredited Director of Protection (CDS) designation from the North American Transportation Administration Institute (NATMI) OSHA Certification from Fred Pryor and Reasonable Suspicion Certification from Good West Casualty Business. 

“Emory is very deserving of this award as she is effective tirelessly to educate our team and maintain our security report at FTC Transportation,” claimed FTC President Greg Garen. “We have had an exceptional basic safety report for many yrs in substantial part to Emory’s guidance and devotion to basic safety and FTC Transportation. I could not be additional very pleased for her having the Clare C. Casey Award. She is an outstanding example of how really hard perform will make one productive.” 

Nominees for TCA’s award ought to exemplify management and exhibit the plans of guarding life and assets in the motor transportation marketplace whilst serving their business, business, and the motoring community.

The award is named after Clare Casey, a protection experienced who actively served TCA from 1979 right until 1989. He was devoted to making certain that all truckload basic safety industry experts establish a strong security community and was instrumental in forming the to start with once-a-year Basic safety and Security Division assembly in 1982. The 1st Clare C. Casey Award was presented in 1990, one particular yr immediately after his loss of life. 

Proprietor-op petitions FMCSA for HOS exemptions

An person operator-operator, Leland Schmitt Jr., is inquiring the Federal Motor Provider Safety Administration for an exemption from 5 provisions of the hrs of provider laws.

According to a recognize established to publish in the Federal Sign up Thursday, June 9, Schmitt is requesting the exemption only for himself for a 5-year interval and thinks his risk-free driving file and knowledge reveal an equal level of basic safety as the restrictions.

Specially, Schmitt is requesting an exemption from the 10 consecutive hour off-obligation time necessity the 14-hour on-duty window the 30-moment break necessity and the 60 hrs in 7 times and the 70 several hours in 8 times limits.

FMCSA states Schmitt mentioned the mandatory 10-hour off-responsibility crack “goes towards his natural slumber styles, as his standard nighttime snooze when in the CMV is amongst 5 to seven hrs.”

The detect says Schmitt is currently leased to Clearwater, Minnesota-primarily based D&E Transportation and has been driving trucks for a lot more than 30 decades.

At the time revealed Thursday, FMCSA will acknowledge feedback on Schmitt’s ask for for 30 days at www.rules.gov by seeking Docket No. FMCSA-2022-0099.

New whole-company Kenworth dealership open up around Cleveland

Kenworth of ClevelandHissong Group, Inc., opened a new Kenworth dealership near Cleveland, Ohio.Hissong Group, Inc., is now featuring expanded support to fleets and truck entrepreneurs in the higher Cleveland, Ohio, market place with the addition of its new Kenworth of Cleveland comprehensive-support dealership at 4850 Transportation Push in Sheffield Village, Ohio. The new dealership is located around 25 miles west of downtown Cleveland.

The 36,000 sq.-foot setting up is situated on 7.5 acres with ample space for drivers to park their vans. The facility options 16 support bays, a 10,000 sq.-foot parts retail show spot, and a 10,000 sq.-foot area for pieces storage to present plentiful sections availability. 

The new dealership is situated along I-90. In addition to serving truck clients passing through on I-90, Kenworth of Cleveland joins Kenworth of Richfield as the second whole-support dealership to present Kenworth truck product sales, services and pieces for shoppers positioned in the bigger Cleveland area. Kenworth of Richfield is situated about 22 miles south of Cleveland. 

Kenworth of Cleveland’s product sales hrs are Monday by means of Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment only on Saturdays. Service and components hrs are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to midday on Saturday.  

Hissong Group operates 6 Kenworth dealerships in central and northeast Ohio, which include Ashland, Canton, Columbus, Richfield, Sheffield Village and Zanesville.

Schneider unveils new truck design and style aimed at empowering women

Schneider Women in Trucking truck wrapSchneider a short while ago unveiled its Girls in Trucking truck wrap.Schneider (CCJ Top 250, No. 8) just lately unveiled its first tractor wrapped to support Females in Trucking (WIT), a nonprofit that encourages the work of gals in trucking, celebrates their accomplishment and minimizes obstacles. 

The goal of the new tractor design and style, the organization mentioned, is to boost the amount of gals in the nation’s driver pool, whilst supporting the qualified motorists of now and tomorrow.

“To me, a girl in trucking means assurance, electricity, job protection, journey and function design,” stated Schneider truck driver and WIT Driver Ambassador, Kellylynn McLaughlin.

She will shortly be traveling the state in the tractor with types featuring an empowered lady sporting a cape powering the wheel with the messages, “Redefining the Highway,” “Safe, Solid, Independent,” and “You Can Do It!”

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