CVTA has a number of standing and ad hoc committees that allow our members to share their expertise and opinions on critical issues facing the industry. This dialogue and the work product resulting from this input works to benefit not only our members, but the entire commercial driver training industry. The following standing committees are focused on a specific segment of CVTA members, or are focused on addressing a particular need identified by all members.
The Associate Member Committee’s purpose is to represent Associate Members’ needs, interests, and desire for particular products and services. Specifically, the committee is tasked with identifying relevant topics for webinars from our associate members, and examining other issues affecting them. Committee members also examine ways associate members can engage the larger membership, and educate schools, motor carriers, and other associates about industry issues.
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 through professionalizing truck driver training. The committee also provides advice for CVTA leadership on media relations outreach, social media engagement, promoting positive member stories, and participating in industry events.
The Conference Committee is responsible for making location and session topic recommendations to the CVTA Board of Directors for CVTA’s fall and spring conferences. The Conference Committee is comprised of all types of members with its goal is provide forward thinking topics of importance to membership in an effort to create a better industry through education and collaboration.
The Legislative & Regulatory Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Board regarding CVTA’s legislative and regulatory positions and priorities. Committee members possess industry and issue expertise, and aid CVTA staff the in the formation of all policy papers, regulatory comments, or other information. Members serving on this committee also help represent CVTA when and where needed.
The goal of the Member Services Committee is to help CVTA identify products and services that will enrich and provide value for CVTA members. The Committee oversees CVTA’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP), production of industry best practices, and creates programs as needed to better enhance members ability to train students, their own training operations, or to improve overall safety. The CVTA Instructor Certification Program (ICP) is the only one of its kind in the industry, which is specifically designed to train truckers to utilize their professional experience and translate this experience to students by being a quality instructor. CVTA instructors are the lifeblood of our schools and are vital to producing well-trained, safety-minded, qualified drivers.
The Membership & Oversight Committee (MOC) is charged with reviewing all school, motor carrier, and associate members applications, assisting staff to recruit prospective members, integrating new members into the organization, and ensuring member compliance with our Codes of Conduct. In addition, the committee reviews all written complaints regarding false and/or misleading advertising, as well as ascertains the nature and extent of the claim. Working with CVTA staff, the committee makes 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 employers of entry-level drivers and provide their perspective regarding the promotion of commercial driver training and safety. They are charged with identifying future driver needs, any improvements to training, and policy considerations that affect employers and entry-level drivers.
The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to create awareness within CVTA’s membership regarding opportunities to serve as a Board Member and/or an Officer, review the level of interest of specific individuals and present them to the Board as potential candidates for service. Candidates are reviewed for their honesty, integrity, commitment, and involvement within the industry and CVTA. The committee presents a description of the requirements of a Board Member to anyone interested in the position, and is responsible for conducting an annual election to fill vacancies on the CVTA Board of Directors.