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Spring Meetings

 

 

Meeting canceled, due to higher than expected RSVPs. A larger venue and date will be announced soon. 

Wednesday        May 24                Heinnies Restaurant – Elkhart, IN.                           

  • Heinnies Restaurant, 1743 Lusher Ave, Elkhart, IN 46517
  • Start time: 5:30pm
  • Topics include: updates to mechanic lien process, legislative topics of interest

Indiana Motor Truck Driving Competition

        Saturday         June 3     Lincoln College – Indianapolis, IN

    • Lincoln College of Technology, 7225 Winton Drive, Bldg 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268
    • 7am – 1pm

As ITWA was exploring options for a summer meeting, we had conversations with the Indiana Motor Truck Association to have our driving competition in conjunction with their competition.  We decided it was a little too much, too fast this year, but it made sense to invite our members to stop by and see if it is something that might work for the future.  As a first step, ITWA will be given free space with a tent for our members to watch the competition.  More importantly, ITWA members will have the opportunity to mix and mingle and make connections with the largest trucking companies in the state.

The driving competition begins at 8 am (check in for the drivers begins at 6:45 am) and the completion will end around 1 pm.  Winners will be announced at a banquet downtown.  There will be several hundred people in attendance at the competition.  There is no cost to attend the competition and we will even have something for you to eat and drink. ITWA would like to have a few members in the tent to answer any questions that the trucking community may have for us.  We would like to have people sign up for shifts from 7 am – 9am; 9 am – 11am; and 11 am – 1 pm.   Please bring your business cards as this is a chance for ITWA members only to meet with the trucking industry.

ITWA is viewing this as an opportunity for members to “exhibit” for free at their largest function.  We believe that makes sense to strengthen the relationships and improve the communications between our organizations.   Please let me know if you plan to attend and can be in the booth representing our industry.  As I get more information from IMTA, I will pass it on to everyone.

I understand that this event may not work for members who do not have heavy duty trucks.  We are also working with Indiana Auto Recyclers on ways to work together for their event in Indianapolis.  In addition, we are having our Owner’s meeting in August.

Please fax or email that you can work in the tent and what time period works best for you.

Fax: (317) 638-7976     FAX RSVP FORM

Email: erupenthal@wswi.com

Event Website: http://web.intrucking.org/events/Indiana-Truck-Driving-Technician-Championships-94/details


2017 Legislation

 

HB 1511 has passed and been signed by Governor Holcomb! Read our detailed breakdown HERE

Click Here for a copy of HB 1511

Click Here for a complete list of tracked bills


 Lake County Guidelines and Survey

 

Click Here for the Lake County Guidelines and Survey


 ITWA Moves an IndyCar

 

 How do you get an IndyCar into the airport? Through the front door or course. ITWA with the help of Cook’s Towing Service Inc. was proud to help move an IndyCar used to celebrate the inauguration of Eric Holcomb and his alma mater, Hanover College, to its new location at the Indianapolis International Airport!
 

Towing an IndyCar video


The Indiana State Police have developed a “Daily Crash Prediction Map” that uses factors including time, weather and traffic to predict accident locations. This could be a very valuable tool for our tow truck drivers; take a look at the map below.

Daily Crash Prediction Map

 


Public Sale by City Town or County

 


Indiana State Police: District 52 Tow Rotation Application


Move Over Indiana!

ITWA has started a new campaign to raise awareness of a little-known Indiana law. If you are driving and see a tow truck pulled off to the side of the road with lights on, you MUST move to the far lane, or if that’s not possible, slow down significantly. Let’s spread awareness to keep our tow truck drivers safe!

 

Helping out with the cause is easy. Just visit, like and SHARE our facebook page about the campaign, and feel free to share any personal stories or messages there. We are also looking for more content for the page- send us a message with any news articles or ideas. Thank you!

 

Thanks to the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization for making this great PSA, share this and their other great PSA’s with your friends!


FAST Act and Towing Rotation Rates & Electronic Logging Devices

How will these affect our industry?

CLICK HERE for the McGovern Law Firm letter explaining the change

CLICK HERE for the TRAA analysis of rule

CLICK HERE for the rule

 


 

BMV Mechanic Lien Packet: Click Here


 

If you would like to attend an IN-Time class please click here for registration information.

 


A clip from the Friday night Light Show

For more information about spill management from IDEM click on one of the following links.  Spill Guide and Salvage Manual. Di


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