OTA Dispatch Issue 1, 2022

A publication of the Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc. 4005 SE Naef Rd., Portland, OR 97267 503.513.0005 • 888.293.0005 Fax: 503.513.0008 • www.ortrucking.org Jana Jarvis President/CEO jana@ortrucking.org Christine Logue Vice President of Operations christine@ortrucking.org Gregg Dal Ponte Director of Regulatory Compliance gregg@ortrucking.org Adam Williamson Director of Training & Development adam@ortrucking.org Zobeida Harp Administrative & Permits Coordinator permits@ortrucking.org Ligia Visan Director of Accounting accounting@ortrucking.org Christa Wendland Communications Consultant wendland@ortrucking.org Mark Gibson Government Relations Policy Advisor mark@ortrucking.org For information about OTA events and to register online, visit www.ortrucking.org. Published for OTA by LLM Publications PO Box 25120, Portland, OR 97298-0120 503.445.2220 • 800.647.1511 • www.llmpubs.com President Stephen Bloss Design Stephanie Pendell Advertising Sales Ronnie Jacko For information about advertising in the Oregon Truck Dispatch, please contact Ronnie Jacko at 503.445.2234 or ronnie@llmpubs.com. Thank you, advertisers! Your support makes this publication possible. Please support them and tell them you saw them in the OTA Dispatch. 2 OTA Chair’s Message 3 New Members 4 OTA President’s Message 5 Event Calendar 6 OTA in Action 12 Returning to the Office in a Post-Pandemic World 32 Let OTA Help with Your Annual OD Permits! Issue 1 | 2022 CONTENTS Stay Connected With Us @OTAOregon Oregon Trucking Associations @ORTrucking @ORTrucking.org Regulatory Compliance 8 What’s Changed in Required USDOT Annual Inspections in 2022? Events 10 OTA Mixes Things Up in Southern Oregon Featured 14 Meet Your SMC! 21 Highway Heavy Hauling’s Kristine Kennedy 24 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks—2022 News 28 OTA News 34 OTA Council Updates Safety 36 Training Entry Level Drivers