March 4-9, 2016
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier will be our keynote speaker!
Read the convention brochure and register.
(PCCA Members: Photos from the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting are now available in the Members Only area of the site under the Photo Gallery. Login to view.)
PCCA Update: Hours-of-Service Regulations and Exemption on Utility Service Vehicles
The Power and Communications Contractors Association (PCCA), whose members install and replace power, broadband, and other telecom infrastructure, has a vested interest in “Hours of Service” (HOS) regulations overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). PCCA members regularly respond to utility service calls to maintain and repair essential utility services and “keep the lights on” for hundreds of millions on Americans.
PCCA Expands Government Relations Efforts
Looking to better prepare its members for government actions that impact their businesses, the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) has expanded its government relations agenda and hired Eben Wyman, an experienced advocate on behalf of utility construction interests, to lead the effort. PCCA aims to learn more about issues earlier in the process, seek out and work with allies on mutually important issues, and lend our expertise as the ones who build the projects and create the jobs.
PCCA finalized the Wyman hiring and charted an aggressive agenda during its Mid-Year Meeting in September in Charleston, S.C., and immediately went to work. Since that meeting, PCCA members have met in Washington, D.C., with the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and NTCA - the Rural Broadband Association to discuss broadband and electric programs; held a conference call with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to discuss hours-of-service rules for utility service vehicles; and signed onto a coalition letter to the U.S. Senate that aims to end municipal exemptions from one-call membership requirements. PCCA has also reached out to the National Rural Electric Cooperative (NRECA), Broadband Opportunity Council, and Common Ground Alliance.
PCCA is also expanding its government-related communication to members, with Wyman writing a quarterly column in the PCCA Journal and reporting in person during the PCCA Construction Industry Roundtable at the Annual Convention and Mid-Year Meeting. PCCA will send regular email alerts to members with breaking news and urgent action items that require their attention.