Joplin, Missouri Needs Our Help

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From Dave Heller of TCA

Good morning:

As you know, the city of Joplin, Missouri, was ravaged by one of the most devastating tornadoes in U.S. history and has requested assistance from the trucking industry. Joplin-based carrier Con-Way Truckload has informed TCA that many of its neighbors have asked to borrow trailers for storage. While Con-way is happy to help, it simply does not have enough equipment to meet the demand. About 15-20 more trailers are currently needed and given the circumstances, each would have to be on loan for an indefinite period of time. If you can help, please contact Randy Cornell, vice president, maintenance, at Con-Way Truckload at (417) 623-5229 x5737 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your assistance.

Petition for Reconsideration to All Members

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As many of you know, on May 8 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Final Rule regarding Commercial Learner's Permits.  The Final Rule prohibits schools from testing (as third-party testers) students that they have trained.

The CVTA Board of Directors authorized the filing of a Petition for Reconsideration of the third party testing prohibition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  Following that authorization, CVTA shared its concerns and coordinated with others impacted by the provision. 

We are pleased to report that a Petition for Reconsideration was filed today on behalf of five entities:  the American Trucking Associations, Inc.; the Commercial Vehicle Training Association, Inc.; the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driver Training Schools, Inc.; the Truckload Carriers Association, Inc.; and the Professional Truck Driver Institute. CVTA is very pleased to have the support of these other organizations on this important issue.

Click here for a copy of the Petition.  (Log-in Required.)

Job Fair Invitation - Great Lakes Truck Driving School

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Great Lakes Truck Driving School will be hosting a job fair on June 2nd, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This job fair is expected to be one of the largest truck driving job fairs in the history of the state.

35 - 40 companies from all over the country will be seeking candidates to fill multiple truck driver job openings. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared to fill out applications. This event is open to the public, free to attend, and there is no need to register.

Non-CDL holders are also encouraged to attend. The job fair is a great chance to learn about the many opportunities available within the industry.

Over 400 jobseekers were in attendance at the Great Lakes Truck Driving School October 28th, 2010 job fair. The fair featured 23 companies seeking experienced and inexperienced truck drivers.

For more details on the event, including a list of scheduled recruiters, visit and click on the, “School Events” button or call (866) 932-3436. and combine forces for the first-ever transportation virtual career fair of its kind.

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April 12, 2011


Brett Scott, Business Development Manager
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Direct: (757) 351-8156

Mike Vogel, Director Virtual Events
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CHICAGO - For the first time, and are collaborating to provide a unique, first-to-market online virtual career fair for the transportation industry that will take place on Wednesday, June 1, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. CST. This unique event will be sponsored in part by the Midnight Trucking Radio Network.

Attracting both employers seeking top drivers and transportation professionals looking for jobs with the best companies, this event offers the ultimate in convenience, cost-effectiveness, and live interaction. The participants don’t have to go anywhere; they just need a computer and a connection to the internet to attend; thus saving the considerable time, money and effort required in attending a traditional career fair.

Best of all, attendees will be able to do everything they would do at a traditional job fair, including interviews via live chat and video chat, so employers and candidates can communicate in real time on the Internet. Candidates can also upload and submit their work histories and/or resumes online for employers to review.

Candidates will be able to enter the virtual exhibit hall and visit exhibitor booths where they can learn more about the participating employers, watch videos, download documents, apply to specific job postings and chat live in group and private chats. The event will also feature an auditorium with on-demand presentations and a networking lounge where all of the attendees and exhibitors can interact in a vibrant group chat and access a social media interface.

"By combining the strengths and capabilities of and, we're providing an unprecedented way to reach our industry on both sides of the equation," said Brett Scott, Business Development Manager at "We're looking forward to seeing how drivers and businesses respond to being able to easily and conveniently connect through this virtual medium." National Sales Manager Tony Orr knows that the event will be a landmark in the recruitment of transportation professionals. “This is a new and innovative way to reach drivers while they’re in their trucks, and to communicate with employers while they’re in their workspaces. It gives both groups more freedom to accomplish their goals,” he stated.

Sponsorship opportunities for the online employer booths run from $1,500 for a standard booth, to $3,000 for a premium booth, and $6,000 for an event sponsor booth.

Employers and transportation professionals can learn more and register today at

About is a niche online resource for jobs that move you. The site offers applicants a place to find relevant jobs that fit their needs and specialties, as well as access to advice, tips and industry news that will help advance their careers. is also a reliable resource for companies to find qualified talent across the truck driving industry.

About, a division of Dominion Enterprises, specializes in recruitment solutions for the trucking industry. Its clients offer a variety of diesel mechanic employment listings and truck driving jobs for over-the-road and owner-operator positions. drives truck driving staffing needs.