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New Building Addition
We are nearly finished with our new building addition of 9,600 square feet located directly behind our existing headquarters.  This represents a substantial investment in our organization’s future and our continued growth going forward.

One of the main reasons for this expansion is the development of a full service Safety and Compliance Department on site.  Some of our immediate attention will be focused on obtaining authority for new entrants and brokers, log auditing services, driver qualification file maintenance, CSA monitoring, and addressing conditional and unsatisfactory ratings.  These new services will enhance our current safety program offering that includes DriverCare-online driver training, DriverPlus-monthly safety messages, MVR Monitoring, PDA Driver Monitoring, and drug/alcohol testing. 

If it sounds like I’m excited about this addition, I can assure you that we all are.  We intend to be your “One Stop Shop” for Safety & Compliance.

David Owen

 


Declaration of David Owen, President
National Association of Small Trucking Companies
Lawsuit Against FMCSA - 11/5/2012
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Hours of Service Changes


 

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FOR THE

Statement for the Record
by the
National Association of Small Trucking Companies
To the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Hearing on Dot’s Truck and Bus Safety Program
September 13, 2012


Highway Toll Hikes Inflate Prices, Slow Recovery
By BRIANNA EHLEY, The Fiscal Times
September 26, 2012

As the gap between federal highway improvements and state transportation needs continues to widen, some states are quietly jacking up tolls to finance repairs, light rail projects and bridge maintenance.

This tactic by the states in response to a virtual freeze on federal gasoline tax revenues and the recent five percent reduction in federal transportation funds for the coming fiscal year is having a significant impact on commerce – especially the trucking industry – and could prove to be another drag on the economy as average Americans get hit with higher fees.

“States are using diversionary tactics to increase revenues without claiming it as a direct tax, which has been very devastating to the trucking industry,” said David Owen, president of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. “We’re getting to where we’ll have to create a surcharge, which will inflate shipping, and the price will just go downstream to the consumer,” Owen said.

Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/09/26/Highway-Toll-Hikes-Inflate-Prices-Slow-Recovery.aspx#swS07x54ZL3IUhBJ.99


In 1989 David Owen and Buster Anderson decided to establish an active association for small trucking companies, nationwide that serves as an advocate for, a consultant to, and a source of collective buying power for its member companies. The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) has grown to represent over 4200+ members in the United States and Canada and continues to grow each month. NASTC not only saves its member companies millions of dollars a year through participation in their innovative cost reduction programs, but also has become recognized as "the voice for small trucking companies" by the Washington establishment.

"YOU'RE NEVER TOO SMALL TO THINK BIG"

I'd like to thank you for visiting our web site, I hope you'll stay and visit a while and learn more about who we are and how we think we can help you.

David Owen
President, NASTC 

"Since joining NASTC in June of 1997, we've seen very significant savings for our over-the-road fuel purchases due to the utilization of the Quality Plus Network (QPN) discounted fuel stops. We highly recommend joining NASTC."

Karl Kramme
P.E. Kramme, Inc. Monroeville, NJ
75 trucks


David Owen On Fox



Pilot Shortage

I just heard about the impending PILOT SHORTAGE and the new regulatory requirement for 1500 hours to qualify – five times the existing requirement.
This “over-kill” change is being imposed on an industry that went over a DECADE without a commercial fatality.  This is an industry where the unions and regulatory restrictions have bankrupted airline after airline.

It’s gotten to where baggage handlers are making more than entry-level pilots.  Experts are saying “why would anyone in this environment want to aspire to become a pilot.”  Young people aren’t showing up.  The average age of pilots is growing older and older.

Does this sound familiar?  Why would anyone in their right mind want to become a doctor?

And, really why would anyone want to be a professional truck driver?

I’ve said many times, there is something far worse than $6.00 –$8.00 per gallon fuel and that is NOT BEING ABLE TO BUY FUEL at any price.

Think about it------------

A shortage in pilots
A shortage in doctors
A shortage in professional drivers
A shortage of fuel
A shortage of refineries
A shortage of capital and credit
A shortage in jobs

It may just require GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION AND NATIONALIZATION to save ourselves from ourselves.

Just a thought-------------

David Owen
President, NASTC
Gallatin, TN 37066
David.Owen@nastc.com

 


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CSA: Good Intentions, Unclear Outcomes

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