Gift boxes from Tucson are on their way to American troops stationed overseas.

Local members of the Arizona Transportation Builders Association collected personal hygiene and snack items last month. Today, volunteers packed the goodies. Executive Director, B.J. Cordova, says “our troops being away from home, really need that love from home. Really need a little reminder they are cared for and that we really appreciate them supporting their country.”

Governor Ducey Signs Law Changing the Definition of an Intrastate Commercial Motor Vehicle

On May 16, 2018, Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2455 (HB2455) into law. The new law becomes effective on August 3, 2018. This bill changes the definition in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-5201(1)(A) of an intrastate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in Arizona from 18,001 pounds or more to 26,001 pounds or more.

“The passage of HB2455 was a priority for the Arizona Trucking Association and it is a huge win for businesses operating medium duty trucks,” stated ATA President and CEO, Tony Bradley. “HB2455 eliminates expensive and unnecessary regulatory burdens for thousands of small businesses operating medium duty trucks in Arizona. On behalf of the members of the Arizona trucking industry and the business community, I want to thank our bill sponsor, Rep. David Cook, for sponsoring HB2455 and understanding the importance of this legislation.”

Vehicles that do not meet the definition of a CMV are no longer subjected to the requirements of ARS Title 28, Chapter 14 – Motor Carrier Safety. This legislative change also exempts this classification of vehicle from the state’s adoption of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the other CMV regulations found in Arizona Administrative Code Title 17, Chapter 5, Article 2. However, medium duty vehicles remain subject to the remainder of ARS Title 28 and equipment is specifically regulated by Title 28, Chapter 3, Article 16.

Please note: This law does not change any regulations for Interstate Commercial Vehicles.

The new law takes effect on August 3, 2018, you must follow the existing law until then.


ATB, along with members are collecting items for care packages to send to our troops in various units and branches of military deployed overseas. Bring items now through the morning of June 29, 2018 to any of these locations. A mid-day care package boxing event will be held at the ATB office June 29th, with lunch sponsored by Miura Contracting.

Collection Points:
Arizona Transportation Builders Association
Ashton Company, Inc.
Day’s Excavating
KE&G Construction, Inc.
Mama Louisa’s
McCraren Compliance
Miura Contracting
Precision Tool & Construction Supply, Inc.
Tierra Right of Way Services

Thank you for helping to Support Our Troops!

General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23


General industry and maritime employers must comply with OSHA’s silica standard by June 23, except for phase-in dates for General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23medical surveillance and for engineering controls in the oil and gas industry. Visit the silica webpage for guidance on complying with the standard, as well as information on silica sampling and analysis, health effects of silica exposure, and answers to frequently asked questions.

June 12 is National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day - Industrial Truck Association

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), will be recognized on June 12 in Washington, D.C., and workplaces nationwide. Throughout the day, forklift manufacturers will highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. ITA works with OSHA through an Alliance to provide training seminars for OSHA inspectors, and develop safety materials. For these and other resources to share on National Forklift Safety Day, visit OSHA’s forklift webpage.