CVTA brings members together to share expertise and advocate on behalf of the entire industry. CVTA’s members actively contribute to the association through involvement in issue-specific committees focused on best positioning the CVTA and members around critical industry issues. Below is a list of CVTA committees:
The Associate Member Committee purpose is to represent Associate Members needs and interests, identify relevant topics for webinars, and examine other issues affecting them. They should examine ways to engage CVTA members and provide articles of interest to the membership through the CVTA website.
The Communications Committee’s purpose is to provide strategic advice and counsel regarding CVTA’s internal and external communications. The function of the Committee also includes ways to create a positive image of the trucking industry with the general public through press, member stories, and events featuring the industry.
The Conference Committee is charged with making recommendations to the CVTA Board of Directors on where CVTA conferences should be held, what the theme of the conference shall be, what speakers the conference should have, and what relevant topics should be covered to inform the membership.
The Legislative Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Board regarding CVTA’s legislative and regulatory positions, priorities, and recommended course of action on these priorities on the federal, state, and local levels. The committee will aid the in the formation of all policy papers, review and edit CVTA regulatory comments, and help direct CVTA’s grassroots and state affairs programs to support CVTA priorities. Members serving on this committee will also help represent CVTA when and where needed.
The goal of the Membership Services Committee is to help CVTA identify member services which will enrich and provide value for CVTA members. The Membership services committee will also identify programs and instructional aides to better equip schools to successfully train students; to assist the membership in the training of instructors, and to oversee the operation of the CVTA Instructor Certification Programs (ICP). The ICP program strives to ensure trainers are well prepared to train students to function in the trucking industry environment. The committee continues to develop and promote to the membership information on training opportunities in other areas of school operation. The committee continues to work on expanding CVTA’s Online Testing Program, as well as researching and evaluating new technology as it relates to training.
The goal of the Membership Committee is to help recruit prospective members, review all applications for school, carrier, and associate CVTA membership, assist in integrating new members into the organization, and review existing members to ensure compliance with CVTA’s Codes of Conduct. In addition, the committee reviews all written complaints regarding false and/or misleading advertising received at the CVTA office. It will ascertain the nature and extent of the false or misleading advertising. Working with CVTA staff, the committee will make recommendations on how to resolve any issues. It is the committee’s responsibility to recommend corrective actions to the Association’s Executive Committee and/or Board of Directors.
The Motor Carrier Committee represents motor carriers’ interests as it relates to the promotion of commercial driver training and safety from a carrier’s perspective. Other goals shall include forging relationships with CVTA schools, identifying future driver needs, student employment, and enhancing the awareness of partnerships between commercial driver training schools and motor carriers. The committee will also continue to form relationships with quality carriers, strengthen alliances and services to fulfill driver needs, and enhance awareness of motor carriers during the conferences.
The goal of the Nominating Committee is to create awareness within CVTA of opportunities to serve as Board Members and Officers, review the level of interest of specific individuals, and present them to the Board as potential candidates for service. Candidates should be reviewed for their honesty, integrity, commitment, and involvement within the industry and CVTA. The committee will present a description of the requirements of a Board Member to anyone interested in the position, and shall be responsible for conducting an annual election to fill vacancies on the CVTA Board of Directors.