Michael Twehus of Cole County Industries Inc., Jefferson City, Mo. prevailed in the 2021 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged last month as part of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. Finishing first in a competition combining scores from truck driving challenge course, vehicle inspection test and written exam earned him a $5,000 cash prize from…Read More
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff
The NRMCA Mixer Driver Recruitment & Retention Survey shows an improved, year-over-year outlook for ready mixed concrete producers to maintain a healthy delivery professional pool. In 2019, 47 percent of respondents turned away orders due to lack of mixer truck drivers, down from 60 percent in 2018. The number of producers citing mixer driver vacancies dropped from 95 percent to 87 percent over the same window.Read More
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA 2017 Mixer Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey results are markedly brighter than those of the previous two years. Some 36 percent of respondents turned down business due to lack of drivers in 2016, versus 51 percent the prior year, while the driver vacancy rate dropped about two points for a third consecutive year, to 4.6 percent as of December 2016. Just over 90 percent of 2017 survey respondents cite plans to hire additional mixer drivers this year, up from 72 percent last year.Read More
The FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act signed into law late last year contains language for which the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association lobbied on behalf of ready mixed concrete producers. Government Affairs staff helped secure within the five-year funding program three important provisions tied to Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) regulations:
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
The FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act signed into law earlier this month contains language for which NRMCA has lobbied on behalf of ready mixed concrete producers. Government Affairs staff helped secure within the five-year funding program three important provisions affecting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) regulations:Read More
Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Washington, D.C.; CP staff
Drivers delivering ready mixed concrete to building and infrastructure sites using state or local funds are covered under California Assembly Bill 219, which stipulates prevailing wage terms for contractors and suppliers, and was signed earlier this month by Governor Jerry Brown.Read More
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
After 18-plus months of discussion between NRMCA representatives, federal lawmakers and agency staff, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exempting concrete mixer truck drivers from the 30-minute break requirement in the current hours of service (HOS) guidelines. NRMCA Chairman Allen Hamblen (CalPortland) credits association members and staff for efforts leading to “much needed regulatory relief for the industry.”Read More