April 25, 2022
In Brief
In this edition of the Monday Morning Messenger, TPGA spotlights the record number of state and federal agencies joining us for the Crossroads expo. The agencies do not just include regulatory enforcement government entities, but also include agencies that provide energy assistance, incentives, grants, and loans. Check out all agencies coming in our first story of the morning.

As more and more industry members encounter the new Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirement and have questions about the new regulation, TPGA has created a one-stop resource for members. Learn more about it and access it in our second story of the morning.

Also on a related note, FMCSA is warning of a new scam targeting the motor carrier industry and ELDT training. Check out our third story of the morning to find out what to be watching out for and what not to click on.
Lastly, check out our Quick Links section to access the TPGA scholarship information as the deadline is less than a month away and our propane compliance store where TPGA members can rack up the savings. Login before shopping to experience savings.

Additionally, NPGA has partnered with RBN and is providing a weekly Propane Market Update. NPGA members access the new inventory trend reports in our Quick Links section.

Also, in our Quick Links is fast access to the Convention hotel reservation information. The hotel will sell out. Get your room now.
In this issue

  • In Brief
  • Record Numbers Hit
  • New ELDT Resource
  • FMCSA Alert
  • Quick Links
Record Number of Gov Agencies
Coming to Crossroads Expo
The Regulatory Pavilion at the Crossroads Expo has tripled in size since last year. Agencies are not just regulatory but also government agencies that offer grants, loans, and incentives.

Here's who is committed to coming to the show:
  1. Texas Commission of Environmental Quality: Grants Division
  2. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  3. Texas Department of Housing & Comm. Affairs' Energy Assistance
  4. Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Weights & Measures
  5. National Safety Council partnership with TXDOT
  6. CDL Division: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  7. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  8. Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  9. Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement for DPS
  10. Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

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Learn more about the conference and expo, including a detailed schedule, view training information, see who else is exhibiting, get hotel information, and register at https://cvent.me/eOgdXP. You may also call our offices at (800)325-7427 to register.
New ELDT Resource from TPGA
The Texas Propane Gas Association has created a one-stop-shop to answer TPGA members' questions on the new Entry Level Driver Training Requirement that went into effect on February 7, 2022.

The new members' only ELDT dedicated webpage includes:
  • Who ELDT applies?
  • The ELDT process
  • How to access free training and training details
  • NPGA ACE Compliance Program
  • The regulations behind the new ELDT requirement

Access the new webpage now by using the 2022 member password: TPGA19442022
Members can always also call TPGA directly with their ELDT questions as well to (800)325-7427.
FMCSA Phishing Scam Alert
FMCSA has been notified of a phishing scam that commercial drivers and motor carriers may receive from the FMCSA “Assistant of Administration,” claiming you need to “complete your most recent up-to-date membership License certificate.”

If you receive any suspicious email from info@fmcsa.dot.gov or any other entity that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, please delete the email from your inbox. Once the email has been deleted, go into your deleted mail and delete it from your deleted mailbox. Doing this will limit the exposure to the phishing email.

The only legitimate way to log in to the ELDT Training Provider Registry is via login.gov. Never enter your email address and password into a third-party website claiming to give you access to the FMCSA ELDT Training Provider Registry. 

How can I tell if a website is an official government website? 
The .gov means it’s official. 

Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site. 

Check the URL for https://. 
The https:// helps to ensure that you are connecting to a secure website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely. 
Quick Links
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