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Fall/Winter 2021 3 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Johnny R. Johnson ACCOUNT MANAGER Jacob Olsen CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Mario Archaga Captain Romero Michael R. Sandoval For information regarding advertising, please contact us at or 800.572.0011 x8005. PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: Editorial and contents of this magazine reflect the records of the New Mexico Trucking Association (NMTA). NMTA has done its best to provide useful and accurate information, but please take into account that some information does change. E&M Consulting, Inc., publishers, and NMTA take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information printed, inadvertent omissions or printing errors. We take no responsibility regarding representations or warranties concerning the content of advertisements of products/services for a particular use, including all information, graphics, copyrighted materials, and assertions included in the advertisements. The reader is advised to independently check all information before basing decisions on such information. Any views or opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of E&M Consulting, Inc., publishers. MANAGERS Caleb Tindal Kayla Grams LAYOUT & DESIGN Dan Opheim COPY EDITOR Molly Muth Victoria Luing PUBLISHED FOR New Mexico Trucking Association 4700 Lincoln NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 p. 505.884.5575 PUBLISHED BY E&M Consulting, Inc. p. 800.572.0011 FEATURES 08 2 021 Sporting Clay Shoot Event Recap 11 Behind the Lights 13 U PS Sustainability Goals Hit Where the Rubber Meets the Road 15 N MDOT Opens First Continuous Flow Intersection DEPARTMENTS 05 Director’s Desk 05 B oard of Directors/Committee Chairs 07 President’s Message 17 Welcome New Members 18 2021 Annual Sponsors Fall/Winter 2021 contents

from the Army in the late ’60s, I began to hear about assaults on the side of the road when truckers would stop, and with the Citizens Broadband radios (CBs) becoming a staple in the trucking industry, sending help without stopping seemed a lot safer and still a form of helping people in need. CBs were, in their day, a great way to melt the miles away — not sure how many even use them these days, but the last time I hooked one up was in my RV, and I could not stomach the crude language and foul mouths that I heard. So, that was the end for me. Speed, in my opinion, has been more of a factor than safety as the trucks got faster and the speed limits were raised on the interstates.This created an environment where stopping was not only dangerous, but in some cases just not possible when you saw someone on the side of the road. In addition, delivery schedules certainly prohibit any untimely delay, not to mention in today’s world, electronic logging devices (ELDs) command you stay in the saddle for a certain time period. Many state that the trucking industry is only 80 to 85% responsible for the products delivered. I have to disagree. Unless you see a railhead at the back door of a store or you can smell the ocean salt water, the merchandise/product is all transferred by a truck to reach the consumer. With the upcoming legislative session, I have a question:Why, in a closed door meeting, do we need to ban all weapons (excluding uniformed officers) in the roundhouse including carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) card holders?Well here is one opinion: In past sessions when extremely controversial gun legislation was introduced, opponents to those bills showed in mass with (presumably unloaded) weapons in the hallways and outside, so I am guessing the gun bills coming this session are the real deal. I would not mind at all to be completely wrong about this. I don’t know ANY law abiding gun owners who are opposed to gun legislation that does not infringe on the 2nd amendment and helps protect the public from obvious criminals. Also the NMTA has always supported a reasonable fuel tax increase if it is used to enhance the road fund. To all “God bless America” and travel safe. The pandemic has raised a lot of questions concerning trucking as a whole, with many questions unfounded, but many more about how important trucking is to the United States and the economy. A recent discussion I had with a former Chairman of the NMTA, Rick Coats, was how once upon a time, truckers were deemed Knights of the Highway. I remember when my mom drove us from Dallas to Albuquerque in the late ’50s and the old, trusty ’53 Dodge broke down. My mom said “Don’t worry kids, a trucker will come along soon,” and sure enough several stopped and couldn’t do anything but send help from the next town. BUT, they stopped. Now the question is, what happened? Society and speed are a couple of factors, but in reality there are many more. Let us look at society first.Ask yourself a question:When is the last time, if ever, you picked up a hitchhiker? For the same reason truckers started to not stop for unknown vehicles on the side of the road — simple personal safety.After I returned Knights of the Highway 5 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN AND EX OFFICIO WAYNE SONCHAR BTU Block and Concrete Inc. CHAIRMAN STAN GRANT HollyFrontier PRESIDENT MARIO ARCHAGA Governmental affairs UPS 1ST VICE PRESIDENT JONAS ARMENTA Marathon Distributors 2ND VICE PRESIDENT TONY BLACK Outwest Express ATA STATE VICE PRESIDENT MARIO ARCHAGA Governmental affairs UPS SECRETARY/TREASURER MARK HARMON ABF Freight CONFERENCE CHAIRS TRUCKLOAD CARRIERS DANNY CRAWFORD Wild West Express PRIVATE CARRIERS MIKE VAN HORN US Food Service PETROLEUM CARRIERS Vacant LTL CARRIERS JEFF CAIN YRC Freight jeff.cain@yrcf OILFIELD NORTH Vacant OILFIELD SOUTH DODIE POE HollyFrontier BEVERAGE HAULERS SCOTT LONG Premier Distributing WAREHOUSE & MOVING Vacant BULK HAULERS Vacant HEAVY HAULERS HENRY PACHECO Pacheco Trucking ALLIED MEMBERS KEVIN WALKER RUSH Truck Centers TOWING & RECOVERY ANTHONY VANDERVOSSEN Holmes Wrecker Service DUMP TRUCK Vacant CDL TEST & TRAIN Vacant SAFETY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL DAVID ABEITA DOT Trucking Safety Consultants D I R E C T O R ' S D E S K NMTA Managing Director / 2013–2021 Johnny Johnson

NMTA President / 2021 Mario Archaga The Trucking Industry in New Mexico has been on quite a journey in 2021. Early last year, COVID-19 gained a full head of steam and impacted business globally. Manufacturing countries were hit hard, and factory production slowed significantly or stopped completely. Ocean shipping companies, expecting a drop in demand, responded by reducing schedules. However, demand on the trucking industry in the U.S. skyrocketed as people shifted their buying habits to online e-commerce portals. New Mexico truckers rose to this challenge, expertly navigating every obstacle as they served their customers.The focus, ingenuity and resilience of the New Mexico trucking industry has been an inspiration to me and our NMTA Board of Directors. Even as we ease out of the pandemic, our industry and businesses will continue to face real challenges. Safety and business continuity will remain our top priorities as the country continues to count on truckers for groceries, medicines and other essential goods. Other topics we will work to address on behalf of our members include technology and training, legal reform and taxation. Technology and modernized training represent significant opportunities to make our industry safer for our drivers as well as other road users. On legal reform, we will continue to advocate for policies that fairly and appropriately address worker’s compensation, auto accident claims, and unfair nuclear verdicts that can close trucking companies and skyrocket insurance premiums. Unresolved, these areas ultimately cost consumers and businesses alike. Finally, the industry will maintain its position that the state tax environment must support competitiveness and incentivize investment in local facilities, employees and automobiles — especially alternative fuel vehicles and their related infrastructure.These investments are critical to enhancing goods movement, alleviating congestion and promoting economic competitiveness.The industry will certainly benefit from the recently passed federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will provide $110 billion for roads, bridges and other major projects, supporting a modern infrastructure system that will be key to unleashing the full potential of the New Mexico economy. NMTA’s priorities are in the hands of our membership.The board enthusiastically requests your feedback on how to continually improve, strengthen and sustain the trucking business in New Mexico. Frankly your concerns, thoughts and suggestions matter and help the NMTA translate the realities of our industry for the officials that make decisions that impact all of us. I encourage every member to play an active role in expanding our membership so that we may further strengthen New Mexico’s collective “voice of trucking” in Santa Fe. In closing, I want to mention how thankful I am to serve our Association. Working together, I believe we can drive positive change in New Mexico. Respectfully, Mario Archaga, Director State Government Affairs West Region (c.) 562-824-9954 FELLOW NMTA MEMBERS, “FRANKLY YOUR CONCERNS, THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS MATTER AND HELP THE NMTA TRANSLATE THE REALITIES OF OUR INDUSTRY FOR THE OFFICIALS THAT MAKE DECISIONS THAT IMPACT ALL OF US.” Fall/Winter 2021 7 P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S A G E

8 N E W M E X I C O T R U C K I N G M A G A Z I N E F E AT U R E Sporting Clay Shoot Top 4 shooters out of 100 birds at our annual sporting clay shoot on October 16 at Tinnin Hunt Club 1st Place Team — Anderson Left to Right: Larry Anderson ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 91 Giovonni Coppla ���������������������������������������������������������������������73 Larry Reeves ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 71 Greg Feltz ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������63 2nd Place Team — Jeter 3rd Place Team — Coats (little guy is Johnny Johnson’s youngest grandson, Stace Davis) 2021

Fall/Winter 2021 9 F E AT U R E Ricky Shuler accepting Local Delivery Fleet Safety Award 2020 for Shuler Trucking Inc. during the sporting clay shoot at Tinnin hunt club Sporting Clay Safety Briefing Daryl Jeter accepting 3 Million to 5 Million Mile Award for Groendyke Transport Inc. at sporting clay event AWARDS On the left, Jason Venezuela, Safety Director, accepting 5 Million and Over Award. On the right, Allen Bourquet, Facility Manager, accepting NM Trucking Company of the Year 2020. Both recipients are with FedEx Freight, Albuquerque. GREAT WEST SPONSORS ALL THE FLEET AWARDS Mark Harman, ABF Freight — 1 Million to 3 Million Award TJ’s Trucking Safety Award — Local delivery and pickup: 2020 Tommy and Jackie Stevens Sporting Clay Buckles

Fall/Winter 2019 11 21 B E H I N D T H E L I G H T S MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN ROMERO, NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE As the year draws to an end and we look forward to 2022, the question remains: When will we be at the other side of this pandemic? Most industries are still dealing with the change that COVID-19 brought on, and the commercial motor vehicle industry and law enforcement were not spared. The role of law enforcement and the movement of commerce became even more essential to the welfare of the population we serve during the last year and a half, and it appears we rose to the occasion! The department’s commitment to growing the commercial vehicle enforcement bureau has never been more apparent. The New Mexico State Police is currently acquiring or updating the latest technology at our main ports to ensure that commerce gets from origin to destination as quickly and safely as possible. We have also added several new members to our ranks of truck inspectors and commissioned officers who are certified as Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspectors. The department also welcomes a new full-time administrative assistant whose primary role is auditing inspection reports and Data-Qs. We look forward to working with partners like the New Mexico Trucking Association to facilitate relationships with the trucking industry. We are our best when we work together to move goods across and through our great state safely! Hopefully, the 2022 Challenge Competition will become a reality for the first time since 2019. The New Mexico State Police appreciates the New Mexico Trucking Association’s continued support of this competition and realizes the importance of combining the commercial vehicle industry and law enforcement in other places besides our ports of entry and the side of the road. As the New Mexico State Police Commercial Vehicle Bureau Commander, I wish you the best of peace and prosperity in the coming year! Safe travels, Joseph Romero, Captain New Mexico State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau

Fall/Winter 2019 13 21 N E W S At UPS, we are moving our world forward by delivering what matters — including a cleaner, greener logistics industry. Our road map includes both existing goals and new targets. In the last year, we optimized our network to gain greater efficiencies, increased alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by over 30% and made changes to reflect our commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership.We’re confident we can achieve our ambitious goals of positively impacting 1 billion lives by 2040 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, in addition to maintaining the transparent and inclusive governance structure that is important for our success. More immediately, by 2025, we aim to use 40% alternative fuel in our ground operations and 25% renewable electricity in our facilities. By 2035, we plan to reach a 50% reduction in CO2 per global small package and 100% renewable electricity in our facilities. UPS deploys more than 13,000 low-emission vehicles around the world, and our drivers log more than a million miles every business day in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS also recently committed to purchasing 250 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) over the next several years, becoming the largest consumer of RNG in the transportation industry. In 2020, UPS committed to purchasing 10,000 electric vehicles from Arrival, which the company expects to deploy in Europe and North America. Arrival is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to provide purpose-built electric delivery vehicles to UPS’s specifications and with a production strategy for global scale. With our global footprint and customers in more than 220 countries and territories, we have seen how climate change and air quality are impacted by the logistics industry. Purpose-fueled and innovation-driven, we will remain mindful of the ESG issues that matter most to our customers and communities so that we can help accelerate climate action. UPS SUSTAINABILITY GOALS HIT WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD

Fall/Winter 2019 15 21 Construction crews reached an important milestone on the U.S. 550 project when they opened the state’s first Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The purpose of the CFI is to improve traffic flow and safety.The CFI includes the following features and traffic movements: • New traffic signals on U.S. 550 are placed farther back east and west of the intersection. • A green light on the signals will allow traffic headed southbound on Tamaya Boulevard or northbound on NM 528 to make a left-hand turn and safely cross oncoming traffic, which will be stopped at red lights. Motorists will then navigate into new lanes on the far left-hand side of U.S. 550 eastbound or westbound. • Traffic heading north on NM 528 will be able to turn right and head east on U.S. 550 without having to stop at the intersection. The new traffic configuration will take some getting used to, and drivers are encouraged to view video demonstrations at the U.S. 550 project’s website, While the CFI is an important milestone, there are still some details of the overall NM 550 project that require warm weather, so these minor construction activities will be scheduled in the spring. Lanes will be reduced, and the work will be scheduled to minimize the inconvenience to the traveling public as much as possible. The CFI and NM 550 corridor will be fully open to the traveling public before Thanksgiving. Project officials acknowledged the project was originally scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021, but said unmarked underground utilities, supply chain shortages and other unforeseen circumstances caused delays. Kimberly Gallegos, Distr ict-3 PIO 505-639-3576 Michael R. Sandoval, Cabinet Secretary Michelle Lujan Gr isham, Governor N E W S NMDOT OPENS F I RST CONT INUOUS FLOW INTERSECT ION

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Fall/Winter 2019 17 21 P U B L I S H E R ’ S C O MM E N TA R Y While the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has exacerbated the problem, the U.S. has faced a driver shortage for years. In 2018, the nationwide driver shortage had reached 61,000 drivers.1 The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated those issues by increasing demand for deliveries and changing how those deliveries arrived.2 The shortage has even begun to cause food shortages in restaurants.3 Effects like this have attracted the attention of people outside the trucking industry.The shortage’s effects can be seen all across the country, and trucking associations and companies are working together to find solutions.4 One of the most recent solutions to the driver shortage is looking for new drivers abroad; however, visa limits and complex immigration rules mean that this will not be an easy fix.5 Other solutions include recruiting young drivers — made more difficult because drivers must be 21-yearsold to receive a commercial driver’s license — and changing public perception of professional drivers.6 A combination of all these efforts will be required to lessen the driver shortage. Sources: 1, 2. 3. -truck-driver-shortages 4, 6. 5. BY MOLLY MUTH, E&M CONSULTING, INC. DR IVER SHORTAGE PUBLISHER’S COMMENTARY — INDUSTRY INSIGHTS W E L C O M E N E W M E M B E R S BRANDON PERRY CARMAX DANIEL GUZMAN SHAMROCK FOODS COMPANY NEW MEXICO BRANCH

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