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Newsline May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

In this Issue:

2017 IRP Annual Meeting

If you weren’t able to join us this year in Tempe, here are just a few of the things you missed:

  • Futurist Matt Thornhill enlightened us all regarding changes and trends that will impact our future in the IRP world, motor carrier industry and life in general!
  • Regional breakouts continued the meeting’s focus of Navigating the Future.
  • Kendis Paris of Truckers Against Trafficking educated all regarding the severity of human trafficking and how we can help.
  • Presentation and discussion of three proposed ballots.
  • Onsite demos by Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division.
  • Discussion of the HVUT electronic verification project.
  • The IRP Clearinghouse – what can we do for you?
  • Open meetings of the Board and four standing committees.
  • 56 jurisdictions were in attendance.
  • A buddy system and after hours activities helped all attendees make important connections with IRP colleagues.

Access the meeting materials, including Navigating the Future: Generational Mindsets from futurist Matt Thornhill.

Award Winners

Winners of IRP awards were announced at the recent IRP Annual Meeting. Congratulations to:

  • Vic Parra, who was awarded the Richard L. Reeves Leadership Award. Until his recent retirement, Vic was President and CEO of the United Motorcoach Association. He has been an integral part of the IRP community to promote motorcoach safety, both as a member of the IRP Board Advisory Panel and as a general contributor to IRP conversations.
  • Connie Owen of J.J. Keller, who was presented the Michael D. "Mick” Ramirez IRP Volunteer of the Year Award. Connie currently serves on the Dispute Resolution Committee, Education Committee, and the Industry Advisory Committee’s steering committee. Her willingness to help and her role as a voice of industry have been a great asset to the IRP community.
  • Bill Graber of Illinois, who was presented the Michael D. "Mick” Ramirez IRP Volunteer of the Year Award. Bill currently chairs the IT and Data Services Committee. Through the years, he has been dedicated to his work in Illinois and to the IRP community.

2018 IRP Annual Meeting Dates Announced

The next IRP Annual Meeting will be in New Orleans April 30 – May 2, 2018. Save the date!

For those interested in turning this into an extended vacation, our meeting dates are adjacent to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as JazzFest.

AAMVA Fraud Detection & Remediation Maintenance Committee Seeks Volunteers

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) seeks five volunteers to fill vacancies on its Fraud Detection & Remediation (FDR) Maintenance Committee. The committee provides technical expertise and oversight for the FDR program/training content. There is interest in having IRP represented on this committee. Learn more about this working group opportunity by visiting the Working Groups Opportunities tab on the Committees and Working Groups page of AAMVA's website. Applications are due June 1, 2017.

Cab Card Question: Bus Weight or Seats?

Kentucky would like to know what other jurisdictions print on cab cards for buses for the jurisdictions with fees based on seats or passengers, not weight. Do you print the number of seats? Or do you print your jurisdiction's registered weight?

Provide your response on the IRP Forum.

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