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March Coalition News

Hello Coalition Members,

My apologies for the gap in communications lately, I have been going through some business changes that have kept me preoccupied. One thing that hasn’t changed, like it or not, I’m still your President. I’m pleased to continue in this role and thank you for your continued confidence.

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As you know, the Coalition held its annual meeting and elections on February 24th. Many of the incumbents were reelected, we welcome Lisa Cahilane as our new Secretary, and Sam Johnson as our new Director. Visit our website to view your current Board of Directors.

We had a terrific turnout at the annual meeting that included many of our members and associate members. Here are some highlights from that meeting.

  • Our attorneys discussed the current legal climate affecting our industry including assembly bills and lawsuits.
  • Our insurance broker discussed the rising costs of truck insurance, how we got here and what to expect, including working collaboratively on solutions.
  • We debuted one of the training modules we have been working on with CTTA. The positive response to this was overwhelming.
Thanks again to Jim Inglebright and his treasurer for donating their time to secure the facility.

The training committees are working diligently to finalize the next several training modules. If you are interested in beta testing any of the modules, email me and I will get you the link to view, and give feedback. Those that have already done so, thank you!

As a new term board, we will meet at the end of March to discuss budgets, trade shows, and other action items. Stay tuned for developments in the coming months.

As always, please support your Associate Members.

All the best, Steve

Steve Sgarlato
President, UCMCS