Message from Washington Trucking Associations President Frank Riordan
I am well into my first year as WTA President, having being sworn in late last year. The WTA has been busy laying out plans for upcoming events, I hope you'll take a minute to peruse the events page and take advantage of some of the great educational or networking opportunities the staff have been working on.
We have been working hard on membership growth, and creating value added programs to enhance your membership in the association. I encourage you to contact a WTA staff member to discuss these enhancements and how you can benefit as a small business on tire or fuel discount programs, employee drug & alcohol testing, group Retro and more.
Our Association aims to serve the industry with a variety of programs, services, and representation. It is my hope that each and every WTA member feel the pride of membership and understand the value of your investment. Not a day goes by when new issues present themselves which require the WTA staff to spring into action. Whether the issue is handled quickly with a phone call or two that the members rarely know about, or a strategic maneuver that involves interaction of the Board or Officer group, the WTA staff is engaged and aims to neutralize issues that impact our industry. Membership is an investment in our industry, your company, and most importantly an investment in the future.
Washington State plans distracted driving enforcement campaign
American Trucker, March 27
On the road, off the phone—that's the message from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) over 150 law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for distracted drivers across the Evergreen state April 2-14 this year.
Most of us take for granted the importance of trucking in our everyday lives. Trucks deliver all of life's essentials from the cups that hold your coffee to go, to everyday items that line the store shelves.