April 2017 – President’s Message

Hello Coalition Members

Spring is upon us. Themes of rebirth and renewal often use symbols from the Spring season. After sometimes harsh winters, we look forward to a change in season and what Spring offers us.

It seems fitting after over a year and a half of working on our training initiative with our partners at CTTA the completion of 5 training modules are now complete and ready to launch in Spring of 2017.

So much time, commitment and collaboration was put into this project. I am proud of what we have accomplished. We set a goal to provide a comprehensive training program to assist our members for not only newly hired drivers but as a refresher course for recent hires. This program will help bridge gaps within your inhouse training procedures and prepare drivers for the next step, level 1 training.

Our training program consists of 5 modules. At the end of each module the driver will have to complete and pass a test to move onto the next module. Once completed, a certificate of completion can be printed out. We are finalizing pricing structures now and by the time of this newsletter being published it will be on our web site. You will be able to access these modules for purchase at either www.motorclubcoalition.org or at www.CTTA.com You will need to be a current member of either organization. If you have yet to see the trailer for the modules, it is posted on our website.

We had another successful Annual Membership Meeting. Thank you for attending and a big thank you to Jim Inglebright of Road Runner Towing. Every year Jim sponsors the cost of securing a conference room at the Jelly Belly Factory and lunch. Jim, we couldn’t do it without you! Many of our associate members attended as well. They serve such an important part of our organization and we want to thank them too.

In addition to discussing the launch of our training initiative, our legal team was in attendance to bring us up to date on current legislation effecting the industry and what lies ahead. CHP was also in attendance to educate the attendees on the BIT inspections. Another successful Annual Meeting in the books.

Your Board will be attending two trade shows this year to help promote our training modules. American Towman/CTTA show in Las Vegas on May 10th through the 12th, and the Tennessee Tow Show September 14th through the 16th. If you plan on attending those shows please stop by our booth and say hello.

Thank you again for supporting your Coalition!

Steve Sgarlato

President

UCMCS