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Commercial Vehicle Training Association
February 14, 2012
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A Tap on the Glass
CVTA Spring Conference
Penske Plans to Hire
CRST is Hiring
CVTA on LaHood's Blog
Recent Legislation
Deadline Extended
Mike Byrnes
J. J. Keller
Sad News
Answer to Trivia
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I've got a problem. At least, I used to. Success freaked me out. I thought I wanted to be successful, but I really didn't. Oh, I'd think a lot about wanting to make more out of my life, to do something that filled me with passion and excitement, but I never bit the bullet and did it. You know why? I was scared I'd fail.. Continue Reading
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Trivia QuestionStyx

Styx took this one word female tribute and used it for a title to one of their biggest hits, later the same one word was used for a big hit by Kenny Rogers. What's the word?

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Penske Plans to Hire 3,500 This YearPenske - Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics plan to hire 3,500 employees in the United States and Canada this year. Increased demand for Penske's truck leasing and logistics services are the main reason for the hiring... Continue reading...
CRST Expedited is Currently Looking for Recent CVTA Truck School Graduatescrst - We are extremely proud of our company's reputation which exceeds 50-years and believe that our success can be attributed to the professional drivers we employ and the excellent staff and management team which cares about our drivers.... Click to find the contact information...
Ray LaHood America's Commercial Vehicles Help Deliver Distracted Driving Message - For three years, DOT has been actively working to make our roads safer by getting drivers to focus on one task and one task only: driving. Throughout that time, we've been fortunate to have terrific safety partners to help us deliver the message that one text or call could wreck it all. And I'm happy to add the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) to the roster of organizations and companies that are supporting our work... Continue reading...
Recent legislation changed the ability of students that do not have a high school diploma or GED to access federal funding for training. These students were previously permitted to take an "ability to benefit" test and still receive funding, however this exception was eliminated. At the request of several accredited schools, this week CVTA Executive Director Mike O'Connell will be meeting with the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities to discuss the substantial impact of this provision on students that wish to train as truck drivers and how this restriction might be addressed legislatively. Mike will also be discussing the impact of the proposed FMCSA rule which specifies accreditation and establishes a specific number of hours of training. The Proposed Rule will also have a major impact on both accredited and non-accredited schools.
deadline extended "Be Ready. Be Buckled." Kids Art Contest Deadline Extended to Feb. 29! - The annual Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Safety Belt Partnership "Be Ready. Be Buckled." art contest for children of relatives in the truck and bus industries in grades K-6 (ages 5-12) has been extended to run through Wednesday, February 29, 2012!... Continue reading...
News and Alerts from Mike Byrnes is now available.
1. Happy Valentine's Day!
2. Blogging for Play
3. We've Got an App for That!
4. We've Got a Map for That!
5. Like Us on Facebook
6. "How to..."
7. And now, for something completely different!e? Continue reading...
J. J. Keller's Transportation SafetyClicks: February 2012 is now available.
1. FMCSA to revise violation list for CSA Methodology
2. The hours-of-service changes are here, but don't panic
3. List of state requirements for med card/CDL merger rule... (AAMVA)
4. New FAQ on cell phone ban posted by FMCSA
5. CVSA releases results of 'Operation Safe Driver'
6. Do you operate interstate or intrastate?
7. Are your placards clean and visible? Continue reading...
Sad News from NAPFTDS - With deep regret and sadness we are sharing with you that Jon Ruby, Operations Manager at Kirkwood Community College, passed away early in the morning on Monday, January 9th. Some of you may have met Jon at the Region 3 regional meetings or the annual convention in Nashville. Jon was an integral part of Kirkwood Community College's program and services and always pushed our programs and staff to be the best for our learners and community partners. He will be greatly missed. Please keep Jon's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers...
LadyAnswer to Trivia Question

Styx took this one word female tribute and used it for a title to one of their biggest hits, later the same one word was used for a big hit by Kenny Rogers. What's the word?

Your answer: Lady

Styx, with the lead voice of Dennis DeYoung took "Lady," which he had written for his wife, to a number six position on Billboard's U.S. Hot 100 hits during 1974. The song was first released in 1972 but met with little fanfare. The re-release did much better. The in 1980, Kenny Rogers took another "Lady", written by Lionel Ritchie, to the top of the charts in the U.S..

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