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CVTA Representatives Have Participated in Conferences

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Robert McLanahan, NAPFTDS, Mike O'Connell, CVTA, John Rojas, Delmar
Robert McClanahan, NAPFTDS, Mike O'Connell, CVTA, John Rojas, Delmar

CVTA representatives have recently participated in a number of regional conferences sponsored by the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools. Mike O’Connell participated in the conference held in Chattanooga, TN and presented information on the pending ELDT rulemaking, the petition for reconsideration on third party testing, WIA funding and the Drive the Guard Program. The event was organized and sponsored by Homer Paul of USXpress.

Former Chairman Lou Spoonhour represented CVTA at a regional conference in Green Bay, WI. He said that the conference proved to be a lively discussion on a number of topics related to entry-level driver training. CVTA Board member Gary Strube and Mike O’Connell presented at s conference in Corpus Christi, TX. Gary’s presentation on the CVTA Instructor Certification Program was well received, and Mike discussed pending rulemakings, the impact of further budget cuts in WIA funding and the Drive the Guard Program. CVTA members John Rojas and Homer Paul also participated in the Corpus Christi meeting.

John Rojas, Delmar and Homer Paul, US Xpress
John Rojas, Delmar and Homer Paul, US Xpress

Participation in these regional conferences is important because it increases interaction between CVTA schools and the operators of community college training programs. Earlier this year, CVTA and NAPFTDS filed a joint Petition for Reconsideration of the FMCSA rule banning third party testing by schools. ATA, TCA and PTDI also joined the two groups in filing the Petition.