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The Week in Review
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
March 27, 2012
In This Issue
A Tap on the Glass
Member Alert
WIA Conference Call
SAVE WIA!
Werner Enterprises
Regis Schulz
SMS Enhancements
Trivia Question
Changes to CSA
Fraud Webinar
Medical Certification
Amelia Earhart
CVTA Spring Conference
Answer to Trivia
Transportation Marketing
Tap on the Glass
Vol. 25
What's Your Name Worth?
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TA friend of mine sent me a portion of text from an old book; The Magic of a Name. Published in 1938. It's about the beginnings of the Rolls-Royce automobile. It makes for interesting reading and I'll pursue this book to see if I can find a copy. But the point that is the crux of the excerpt he sent me is the fact that the originator of the Rolls-Royce automobile, Henry Royce, was an indefatigable perfectionist. I love that... Continue Reading
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Help Save WIA Conference Call Tomorrow at 2:00 Eastern. 
Due to the interest in this call we have added a call for Thursday, March  29th at 2:00  p.m. Eastern. Please contact Cindy Atwood ccatwood@cvta.org or 703-642-9444 for call in information.
CVTA Tries to Save Student Driver Tuition Aid - The executive director of CVTA said he is trying to form a coalition to fight changes in federal laws and regulations that... Continue reading.
Werner Enterprises featured on WOWT Channel 6
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They are two of Omaha's biggest employers. Werner Enterprises and TD Ameritrade speak openly about jobs, revenue, and if the economy is getting better. Charlie Endorf earns his... Click to Watch Video 
Sad News - We are sorry to inform the CVTA Membership that we have lost one of our own.  Regis Schulz passed away recently.  All of us who knew Regis admired his energy and positive outlook on life.  He was a very sweet man and our prayers go out to his family.
Motor Carriers Can Now Preview the First Package of SMS Enhancements - Motor carriers can now preview the first package of changes to the Safety Measurement System (SMS). FMCSA designed SMS to be improved over time as better technology, new data, and additional analysis become available... Continue reading.
JungleTrivia Question

What is the correct name for the tops of the trees in the jungle, where many creatures live permanently?


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Big Changes Coming to CSA - FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro has announced huge changes to the CSA Compliance Monitoring System, including dropping the controversial Cargo Related BASIC. Speaking at this year's Mid America Trucking Show... Continue reading.
Internal Fraud Webinar - If you haven't made plans to join the Internal Fraud webinar next Wednesday, it's not too late. Hear about New York's efforts to fight fraud, learn how ICE can help in your mission, learn about the Internal Fraud module of FDR as well as how the Internal Fraud Deterence and Detection Best Practices document can work for you. Sign up at the AAMVA webpage.
Medical Certification Requirements - To ensure that States comply with the medical certification requirements for the CDL, the Medical Programs Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has changed the process for notifying the State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) of driver's exemption status (vision and diabetes). Instead of monthly reporting via mail delivery, FMCSA will provide real time transmission via electronic mail delivery containing a password protected PDF document. FMCSA will be sending the information to two Point of Contacts (POCs) in each jurisdiction. For questions or concerns, please call 202-366-4001 or send e-mail to FMCSAMedical@dot.gov.
75 years later, the search for Amelia Earhart resumes - On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared during their attempt to circumnavigate the globe, and the U.S. Government began one of the most intensive... Continue reading.
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Answer to Trivia Questioncanopy

 

What is the correct name for the tops of the trees in the jungle, where many creatures live permanently?

Your answer: Canopy

Some birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians all live in the canopy and nowhere else, rarely if ever descending to ground level. They are adapted to feed on flowers or fruits found high in the canopy but not on the ground. Bromeliads, cup shaped plants that grow as parasites on tree branches, collect rainwater and are home to many small creatures including some frogs. They can also provide drinking water for some monkeys.
 
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