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PCCA Foundation to Support Puerto Rico Relief Efforts
Dear Members and Friends of PCCA:
As you know and have heard over the past couple of weeks, Hurricane Maria has wreaked havoc and devastating destruction over the entire island of Puerto Rico. Also, many of you know that longtime PCCA member, past president, and Hall of Famer Steve Spears and his wife, Flory, have their business and live on this beautiful island.
Supplies and financial assistance are needed now, but as is the case in all these many catastrophic situations, it is difficult to know the most efficient and effective means to achieve the most bang for your buck. We have been in contact with Steve Spears over the past couple of weeks, and in his words:
PCCA: Action Alert on Electronic Logging Device Rule
Members of the Power & Communication Industry,
Last week, each of you received an Action Alert email from PCCA regarding our application to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requesting an exemption for drivers in our industry from the pending electronic logging device (ELD) requirement. These emails are generated by Muster, a company that connects citizens with relevant lawmakers and other decision-makers via intuitive advocacy software.
So far, the response from our industry has been impressive, and we thank everyone who took a couple minutes to follow the easy steps to contact FMCSA. And a special thanks to those who personalized their comments with facts about their own operations and how they would be adversely impacted by the rule.
The comment period for the PCCA application closes on October 16, so we need to act quickly.
Please be on the lookout for these Action Alert emails from PCCA/Muster, and check to make sure that they're not being blocked by your spam filter. These are not sales/membership messages, but rather requests for action on issues that impact the bottom line of all companies working in power and communication construction.
Thank you in advance for working together on these issues that benefit us all, and feel free to contact PCCA with any questions or concerns.
PCCA Executive Vice President
Four Weeks In — Post-Maria Update
All, Signs of progress can be seen; that is the good news. Lines at gas stations are short, lines at ATMs are short, and more small businesses are finding overpriced generators and opening their doors. I actually found a restaurant the other day that accepted credit cards! Bank branches are opening four hours a day. Private schools are reopening on a limited schedule and most public schools will reopen on limited schedules next week. Most government agencies are finding their way to restart on limited schedules. (So bureaucrats who do little or nothing will at least have to appear at their desks to get paid instead of sitting home and getting paid.) Lines at superstores are shorter, and stock items are increasing.
BRON is proud to make the following donation to the PCCA Scholarship fund.
$1,500 on behalf of Global Machinery who purchased a BRON 150 Utility Plow.
$1,000 on behalf of Anderson Underground who purchased a BRON V-100 Add On Utility Plow.
$1,000 on behalf of Mastec who purchased a BRON V75-3 Add on Utility Plow.
We thank BRON for this generous donation and invite you to contribute to the future of our industry!