Centennial Event at La Torretta
Saturday, November 7, 2015
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
600 LaTorretta Boulevard
Join us at this memorable event as we celebrate 100 years of Transportation Club of Houston history! Founded in 1915, the Club still stands as one of the oldest organizations in Harris County and Texas. This unforgettable event will become another remarkable piece of TCH history. We look forward to your presence.
Summer 2015: Advanced Logistics & Transportation Training at University of Houston CLTP
This Summer could be the perfect time and opportunity for you to achieve your professional goals, through the CLTP Training.
Whether you are an experienced, achieved professional seeking to expand your skills, or a recent graduate, seeking to enter the market, the CLTP training program will help you achieve your professional peak performance.
Choose a Course, Enroll, and Enjoy the benefits of a five-star Continuing Education!
More information can be found at: https://ceregister.uh.edu/ShowSchedule.awp?~~GROUP~CLTUHI~Logistics,+Supply+Chain+and+Transportation~CLT
Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Spring Charity Golf Tournament!
Congratulations to the following winners:
First Place Team — Bobby Walker, Derrick Connal, BJ Dorsett, Lee Nicholas
Second Place Team — Chad Womack, Jeff Norwood, Thad Davis, Mark Payne
Third Place Team — Jason Durham, Austin Bider, Mike Mendenhall, Jason Strawn
Ladies Longest Drive – Candis Klesel
Ladies Closest To The Pin – Candis Klesel
Men’s Longest Drive – Chris Kellner
Men’s Closest To Pin – Chad Womack
Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Fall Golf Tournament!
Congratulations to the following winners:
First Place Team — Chris Kellner, Peter McAdoo, Phil Waterman and Tom Righter
Second Place Team — Peter Marules, Craig Ward, Patrick Maher and Richard Griffin, Jr.
Third Place Team — Carlos Contreras, Will Whitehouse, Jessica Bone and Kelly Richardson
Longest Drive Women — Cindy Reaves
Longest Drive Men — David Piland
Closest to Pin Women — Cindy Reaves
Closest to Pin Men — Peter Marules
2014 FALL GOLF SCRAMBLE
Registration now open for our Fall Golf Scramble benefiting the TCH Scholarship Fund!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tour 18 Houston
3102 FM 1960 Road East
Humble, TX 77338
*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIMES BELOW*
Registration Begins: 10:30 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00 PM
Awards Presentation & Dinner: 6:30 PM
Golf Outing Pricing Includes:
Golf, Cart, Range, Balls, Lunch & Dinner
Member Earlybird Foursome – $400
After November 10 – $425
Member Earlybird Individual – $100
After November 10 – $125
Non Member Earlybird Foursome – $450
After November 10 – $500
Non Member Earlybird Individual – $125
After November 10 – $150
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Reverend Rivers Aristide Patout III, 76, of Houston died Monday, June 2, 2014 in Houston, TX.
There will be two visitations held for Father Patout. The family will receive friends 11:00am to 4:00pm with a rosary at 3:30 pm on Thursday June 5, 2014 at St. Alfonsus Catholic Church, 9217 East Avenue L, Houston TX 77012.
The family will also receive friends from 5:30pm to 8:30pm with a vigil service at 7:30pm on Thursday June 5, 2014 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St Joseph Parkway, Houston TX 77002.
The funeral Mass will be conducted by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo at 2:00pm on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St Joseph Parkway, Houston TX 77002 with rite of committal to follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.EarthmanHuntersCreek.com.
A more detailed obituary will be published in the Thursday edition of the Houston Chronicle.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of TCH Chaplain, Father Rivers Patout, this morning. We will send out more information as details become available.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Father Patout’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Industry News: Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers Could Rise Dramatically
MAP-21, entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, was signed into law on July 6, 2012, and was full of surprises. Among the items in the omnibus transportation funding bill was Section 32104, which directed the Secretary of Transportation to submit a report to Congress on “the appropriateness of the current minimum financial responsibility requirements for the transportation of passengers and property and mandated that the Secretary issue a report to Congress every 4 years beginning April 4, 2013”. The first report was a year late.
The current minimum financial responsibility levels for motor carriers have been in effect since January 1, 1985, almost 30 years ago. The headwinds that shippers and carriers are facing from increased insurance limits are significant.
Currently, the minimum financial liability limits for carriers that do NOT transport hazardous materials is $750,000. The Secretary’s Report estimates that based on the Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) since 1985, the liability limits should be $1,623,771 and using the Medical CPI would raise the limits to $3,188,250.
Using the same methodology for HazMat would raise the limits from $1 million to $10,825,933 and $21,255,000, respectively. If the cargo was made up of explosives or “High HazMat”, the liability limits would rise from $5 million to $10,825,933 and $21,255,000, respectively.
The estimated liability limits are certain to put a major strain on carriers and shippers, alike. Carriers will struggle to find insurance underwriters to underwrite the policies and shippers will face significantly higher freight rates to pay for the coverage. This is truly a double-edged sword. If new Hours of Service and CSA regulations and driver shortages were not challenging enough for the transportation industry, significantly higher financial responsibility limits will be.
Addressing motor carrier financial responsibility levels for motor carriers is a high priority for the FMCSA and they are working to put together a rulemaking proceeding to determine the proper levels of liability insurance limits for motor carriers. One thing is for sure…the limits will go up and it will drive freight costs UP!
2014 National Transportation Week Events
May 10, 2014
ITMA Volleyball Tournament
In recognition of National Transportation Week, ITMA is hosting NTW’s 5th Annual Volleyball Tournament.
May 12, 2014
Houston Air Cargo Association 41st Spring Golf Tournament
A HACA Scholarship Fundraising Event
May 13, 2014
TCH 99th Annual Dinner
Guest Speaker John Magee, President of Crane Worldwide Logistics.
May 14, 2014
NTW Night at Minute Maid Park
Astros vs. Rangers
May 15, 2014
NDTA All Clubs Luncheon
8505 Cypress St, Houston, TX 77012
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Walker 713-923-2839
May 16, 2014
WTC – Port of Houston Tour
The WTC will be hosting the tour of the Port of Houston on the Sam Houston on May 16th to end the NTW celebration.
Please contact Virginia Rodriguez via phone: 281-487-4961 or email to reserve your spot on the boat. Boat leaves at 6:00 pm (on time).