Advocating, promoting and educating a safe and sustainable trucking industry.
Since 1929, the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) has represented the interests of the trucking industry.
NCTA works to protect the interests of North Carolina's trucking industry by working with state and federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. We are also dedicated to providing excellence in: Education, Training, and Information. And promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation infrastructure to the betterment of the trucking industry in North Carolina.
Indiana I-65 North Emergency
August 18, 2015
An INDOT contractor estimates the solution to bridge pier settlement would reopen I-65 northbound between Lebanon and Lafayette in mid-September.
The INDOT is recommending the following routing options for large trucks that are in the vicinity of the I-65 bridge closure in Indiana.
For northbound interstate traffic: The official detour is to take U.S. 52 north off of I-65; then turn west onto Indiana State Road 28. At the intersection with US 231, then head north toward Wolcott. (source: https://secure.in.gov/indot/3395.htm)
Other alternate routes being recommended by Indianapolis and Lafayette media:
Traffic heading to Chicago Take Interstate 74 to Interstate 57 in Champaign, then north to the city.
Another route to Chicago: Take I-74 to U.S. 41 and then straight north.
Traffic to Greater Lafayette from Indianapolis: Take I-74 to Indiana 25 at Waynetown, then head north to Lafayette’s south side.
If you're heading from Indianapolis to the east side of Greater Lafayette consider: Exit on Indiana 39 at Lebanon and head north to Frankfort. Go west on Indiana 28 to Mulberry/Jefferson Road. Follow that to Indiana 38 through Mulberry and into Lafayette.
ATRI Industry Top Concerns Survey
Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization has launched the 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey.
It only takes a few minutes to pick the top 3 issues (from a list of 23) and then you are prompted to rank three strategies for each of the issues selected. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here.
North Carolina for-hire motor carriers, we are asking for your participation in an important research effort that will provide a unique benefit to NCTA members and participates.
Our members have continued to ask for benchmarking data, and recently the North Carolina Trucking Association Foundation Board of Directors approved a research contract with the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) to conduct a benchmarking study of the operational costs for NCTA members.
The NCTA benchmarking study will give us a North Carolina-specific version of ATRI's operational costs of trucking research.
To provide you with the most relevant information, the research will generate separate operational costs for different industry sectors and carrier sizes to the greatest extent possible. The results of this study will help NCTA members become even more efficient and productive.
Please complete or forward to your financial officer to complete the survey by September 30th, 2015.
For their convenience, either print out the survey and fax it to ATRI or fill out the survey online at http://atri.checkboxonline.com/2015-ncta-benchmark.survey .
2015 National Truck Driving Championship
Congratulations to Ricky Boone, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc,. Chandler, NC, for winning the 2015 Vehicle Condition Award. Mr. Boone is the 2015 NC TDC Grand Champion and to Basher Pierce, FedEx Freight, Sophia, NC for placing third in the 5-Axle Class.
Congratulations to all who represented North Carolina last week at the NTDC:
3-AXLE: Ricky Boone, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
4-AXLE: Donald Biggerstaff (R), ABF Freight System
5-AXLE: Basher Pierce, FedEx Freight
Flatbed: William Goodson, FedEx Freight
Sleeper: Donald Thompson, FedEx Freight
Straight: Paul Caruolo, FedEx Express
Tank: Cecil Hicks, FedEx Freight
Twins: Rondal Woodie, FedEx Freight
Step Van: Johnny Willard (R), FedEx Ground
This year's NTDC featured 431 competitors from all 50 states, representing 85 different companies, and have driven more than 665 million accident-free miles.
ATA: FMCSA Spin Out of Control
Agency Cherry Picks from GAO Report to Support Embattled HOS Rule
July 31, 2015
Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations chided the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for ignoring the bulk of the Government Accountability Office’s report on the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service changes, choosing instead to cherry pick a handful of points in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.
“It is unfortunate that rather than present an accurate and balanced characterization of the GAO report, FMCSA is once again living in Spin City,” said ATA Executive Vice President Dave Osiecki.
FMCSA cherry-picked four findings in a press release, claiming the GAO study found: Read More
FMCSA Denies Household Movers HOS Exemption Petition
July 16, 2015
FMCSA announces its denial of the applications of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) and the International Association of Movers (IAM) for an exemption that would allow a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 14th hour since coming on duty.
AMSA and IAM are engaged in the movement of household goods by CMV. They requested the exemption for their drivers who are delayed at a residence beyond the 14th hour and need to move the vehicle to a secure location for overnight parking. FMCSA concluded that AMSA and IAM did not demonstrate how CMV operations under such an exemption would be likely to achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption. Read More.