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SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations introduced its state affiliation award and launched the latest graduates and subsequent class of its skilled management program Oct. 23 throughout its Administration Convention & Exhibition.
The ATA President’s Trucking Affiliation Govt Council Management Award was created in 2002 to honor state trucking affiliation leaders. Pennsylvania Motor Truck Affiliation CEO Rebecca Oyler was named this 12 months’s recipient for her advocacy efforts on behalf of the business.
“This honoree is new to the ATA household and has excelled in revamping the affiliation and scoring a number of legislative victories within the course of,” ATA President Chris Spear stated. “One victory stands out above all others, which is the place this particular person actually shined.”
The Pennsylvania Division of Transportation had been pursuing a plan to arrange tolls on bridges within the state. Oyler spearheaded an effort to problem the plan, which concerned constructing an opposition coalition and fascinating the general public and media to convey consideration to it. She labored carefully with the coalition to mount a authorized problem as effectively.
President and CEO Rebecca Oyler received the TAEC’s President’s Award at the moment on the ATA’s MCE!!! pic.twitter.com/iiatmsDXIT
— PMTA (@P_M_T_A) October 23, 2022
“The Pennsylvania courtroom sided with the PMTA-led coalition and dominated that PennDOT did not comply with correct process pursuing the bridge tolling initiative,” Spear stated. “Furthermore, legislative champions on behalf of PMTA and allies then efficiently negotiated a legislative settlement with the governor to ascertain new guidelines to rein within the Commonwealth Public Personal Partnership Board and PennDOT to result in a lot better tolling oversight.”
The President’s TAEC Management Award comes with a $10,000 grant for a nonprofit 501c trucking schooling or analysis group of the honoree’s selecting.
“This comes as an entire shock,” Oyler stated. “I couldn’t have accomplished any of this with out you all. So, thanks all for that. The ATA is a superb household. I really feel very at residence right here, and I simply wish to thank everybody for all of the help.”
Don Blake of Inland Kenworth was honored with the Truckers Towards Trafficking Champion Award. (John Somers II for Transport Matters)
The 2022 Truckers Towards Trafficking Champion Award additionally was introduced. The award acknowledges people who’ve discovered revolutionary aways to help the mission to struggle human trafficking. Don Blake, the new-truck gross sales supervisor of Inland Kenworth, was acknowledged this 12 months.
“A few years in the past, God despatched some ache and struggling into my life and into my household’s life,” Blake stated. “And on the time, I didn’t perceive why. Why did we’ve to harm? And what I’ve come to appreciate was that God was making ready me to listen to the decision of [Truckers Against Trafficking] after they got here alongside.”
Blake helped spearhead the On a regular basis Heroes Vans initiative. This system builds branded vehicles to lift consciousness and cash to help the mission of Truckers Towards Trafficking. Up to now, three vehicles have been constructed. Blake has unfold consciousness in different methods together with being on the board of administrators for the advocacy group since 2017.
Make your self and your staff conscious of the issue of human trafficking and how one can assist.
Don Blake of Inland Kenworth
“I’ve three challenges,” Blake stated. “Make your self and your staff conscious of the issue of human trafficking and how one can assist. Merely go to the TAT web site, take the TAT coaching program, takes 20 minutes, get TAT-certified. You are able to do it on the airport in your means residence. Second factor you are able to do to assist is assist us scale back the demand by adopting anti-sex trafficking insurance policies at your organization. Make it a zero-tolerance coverage to your staff to make use of your telephones, your computer systems, your autos to buy intercourse. And third, make Truckers towards Trafficking part of your charitable giving.”
— Meredith Priestley (@mopriestley) October 23, 2022
The LEAD ATA upcoming class for 2023 additionally was launched. The yearlong skilled coaching program gives instructional alternatives for trucking business executives that incorporate downside fixing and superior business insights.
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