Pub. 2 2021 Issue 3


KTA Membership Benefits

KTA Health Plan Lower your health insurance premiums with Kentucky Trucking Association’s healthcare program and the Wholesale Trade Trust insurance program. DriverReach DriverReach’s sole mission is to help carriers hire drivers faster and more efficiently. Carriers can dramatically improve their speed-to-hire with DriverReach’s mobile-friendly DOT application and full-service applicant tracking system (ATS) with email and …

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members

L. Watson Trucking Candace Watson211 N. Beckley Station RoadLouisville, KY 40245lwatsontrucking@icloud.com502-387-9211 L. Watson Trucking is your partner in hauling. We move the earth to make sure our customers can get their jobs done. Millings, hot mix asphalt, aggregate, crushed stone, equipment, etc … You name it, we’ll haul it. Serving the Kentuckiana area. Tram Construction …

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Truesdell’s Safety Tips

Does FMCSR §392.80 or §392.82 look familiar? Hopefully not! In case you’re not familiar, §392.80 refers to the prohibition against texting while driving, and §392.82 refers to using a hand-held mobile telephone. Both regulations can be detrimental to both the driver and the carrier, as they relate directly to “Distracted Driving.”


Getting to Know Lesha and Kristeena Breeding of Rogers Trucking

Would you please tell us about your family?
Lesha: My parents, Tommy and Phyllis Rogers, started the company. My father passed away in 1999, and my mother in June. I have three siblings, and we are all very close as a family. My youngest sibling, Carla, works in the business. The third generation is now part of the operation; that is, my children Kristeena and Charles. My daughter-in-law, Kate, is our accountant. My husband, Glenn, has been a key asset to work alongside me. My father brought him into the company, so he is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the business. My Aunt Marsha has been here from the beginning, and she is still the glue helping to hold all of us together.


Kentucky Trucking Association 2021 Safety Award Winners

Industrial Safety Award is presented to the company with the lowest frequency rate of lost workday cases for all areas of the company. 101 Employees to 300 employees isRogers Trucking Company 301 employees or more is Usher Transport Inc. The Fleet Safety Awards is an annual recognition for motor carriers operating in the state or …

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Kentucky Trucking Association 2021 Driver of the Year: Mr. Matthew Alpaugh, ABF Freight

The motor carrier industry has a great responsibility of making our roads as safe as possible for all the motoring public. We can use the best safety technology available on our vehicles, but ultimately the driver is the most important part of the safety equation. Making the selection for Driver of the Year is not always easily done because each applicant is deserving of this honor. The 2021 Driver of the Year is Mr. Matthew Alpaugh with ABF Freight. Mr. Alpaugh has worked as a professional driver for 31 years, the last 11 with ABF. His manager, J.P. Rimstidt, said, “He has been a tremendous resource to new hires in Lexington, KY, where he has provided exceptional leadership, training, and guidance that has influenced the safety culture of the ABF Service Center.”