June 2015: Gilbert Cervantes

Gilbert Cervantes June 2015 Driver of the Month

   Congratulations Gilbert!

Commercial Driver License (CDL) Medical Certification Requirement

All commercial drivers are required to complete a Self Certification Affidavit (CDL-7)(PDF) when applying for or renewing a Texas commercial driver license (CDL). Individuals who are required to maintain a medical variance or a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examiner’s certificate must also present a copy of the variance or certificate at the driver license office.

Texas Communities and Transportation Groups Partner to Combat Teen Distracted Driving

“We are committed to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of sharing the road,” TXTA President John D. Esparza said. “Young drivers need to be informed of the hazards of driving when you are not focused on the road and the vehicles around you. Through this campaign, we are changing behaviors; we are creating a generation of informed young drivers who will help keep our highways and byways safe for all Texans.”

Statement from Texas Motor Transportation Association President On Governor Perry’s Signing of SB 21 Into Law

"The trucking industry worked hard to create a drug violation clearing house in Texas to protect its citizens and keep our roads safe. That Texas program now serves as a national model for federal law and other state laws across the country. There is no tolerance for drugs on our roadways. SB 21 further confirms Texas’ commitment to zero tolerance of drugs use."


Annual Driver Certification Classes Feb. 1st-3rd from 8am-3pm


August 4th 2015 - TXTA Annual Conference 2015 - Bastrop, TX

August 18th 2015 - Basic Safety Supervision of Motor Fleets - Austin, TX

August 27th 2015 - The Great American Truck Show - Dallas, TX


ATA President Calls on Congress to Address Highway Funding Needs

Driver Turnover Falls in First Quarter of 2015