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May 12, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers Air Concerns about Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation and enforcement interests.

Tags: Drug Testing, FMCSA, Alcohol Testing, Drivers, Regulations, CVSA, National Private Truck Council, NPTC, NTTC, National Tank Truck Carriers, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association, J.B. Hunt, Schneider National, OOIDA, Safety & Compliance

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler to Kick Off Second Truck Stop Tour

Country recording artist and Highway Angel program spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will hit the road later this month for her second consecutive Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour — and TravelCenters of America has just announced that it has reprised its role as the host of this year's series of events.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, TCA, TCA Highway Angel, Lindsay Lawler

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Campaign Surpasses Halfway Point to Fundraising Goal

Following the official launch of the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign in March, organizers say they have raised more than $500,000, which is more than halfway to its annual goal of one million dollars per year over the coming years.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, OOIDA, TCA, Image, Trucking Moves America Forward

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Professional Truck Drivers Deliver a Baby Boy at Denny’s

Two professional truck drivers have been credited for delivering a baby in an unusual location and saving his life. For their quick thinking and willingness to help, the men have been added to the Truckload Carriers Association’s roster of Highway Angels, professional drivers who stop to help others.

Tags: TCA, TCA Highway Angel, Challenger Motor Freight, FTC Transport

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Bison Transport, Paramount Freight Systems Named Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named the 2014 Best Overall Fleet to Drive for, company drivers, at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting March 25 while Paramount Freight System, Ft. Meyers, Fla., was named the 2014 Best Fleet Overall Fleet to Drive For, Owner Operators.

Tags: Bison Transport, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Paramount Freight System, Fleets, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Survey: Drivers Getting Older, Less Experienced

Sylectus' data suggests the average age of drivers is increasing. Photo by Paul Hartley

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Data collected by transportation software management company Sylectus shows some interesting driver trends, the company announced during the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention Monday.

Tags: Drivers, Sylectus, Fleets, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

David Flaherty Named a TCA Highway Angel

David Flaherty, who lives in Walkertown, N.C., and drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has just been named TCA’s latest Highway Angel.

Tags: TCA, ABF, TCA Highway Angel

September 4, 2013 - Industry News

Nominations Needed For Best Fleet to Drive For

Truckload Carriers Association is asking for nominations for its 6th Annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest. Company drivers and owner-operators may nominate trucking companies through 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Owner-Operators of Today and Yesteryear

A lot can change in 10 years, and for the average owner-operator, a lot has changed. Todd Amen, CEO of ATBS, recently presented at TCA's Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting on how the owner-operator and his world has transformed in a decade's time.

Tags: TCA, ATBS, Drivers, Owner-Operators

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America Launches 'Get Moving. Stay Fit.' Professional Driver Wellness Program

TravelCenters of America has launched its 'Get Moving. Stay Fit.' Program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.

Tags: TCA, Driver Wellness

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Named Highway Angel for Helping Crash Victim

Truck driver Robert Woolf of Leland, N.C., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. Woolf, who drives for Con-way Truckload of Joplin, Mo., is being recognized for helping a man who had suffered possible spinal injuries.

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel, Con-way Truckload

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

Grand Island Express, Landstar Winners in Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

Two fleets have been honored as the overall winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual survey and contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

Tags: Drivers, TCA, Owner-Operators, Landstar, Best Fleets to Drive For, Grand Island Express

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Clarifies Positions on Drug Testing, Sleep Disorders, On-Board Technology

At its annual convention currently under way at the Wynn Las Vegas, the Truckload Carriers Association’s board of directors approved several changes to the organization’s official policies on drug and alcohol testing, sleep disorders, and on-board technology.

Tags: Drug Testing, Sleep Apnea, TCA

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

20 Fleets Named 'Best Fleets to Drive For'

The Yanke Group of Companies, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,is the only company to be named a "Best Fleet" for all five years since the program was launched.

Twenty trucking companies from across North America have been named the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive Forby the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

Tags: TCA, Drivers, Recruiting, Retention

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Announces Winners of Second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The weigh-ins are complete, pounds have been shed, and the results have been tallied for the Truckload Carriers Association's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown.

Tags: Events, TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

ABF Truck Driver Ronnie Milner Named TCA's latest Highway Angel

Ronnie Milner of Valparaiso, Ind., a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel. Milner is being recognized for helping an elderly couple in trouble on the highway. On Sept. 13, 2012, around 1:45 p.m., Milner was driving southbound along I-57 near Gilman, Ill., when he saw a white Buick turned sideways across both lanes. He stopped, put on his flashers, and went to investigate

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Annual Influential Women In Trucking Award

The Women in Trucking Association is now seeking candidates and accepting nominations for the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award

Tags: Events, TCA, WIT

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Names Highway Angel of the Year

For the fifth year, the Truckload Carriers Association has selected a Highway Angel of the Year who best embodies the spirit of the organization's Highway Angel program. This year's recipient is Kenny Cass, a driver development instructor for FedEx Freight of Portland, Ore.

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler to Perform at Capitol Tree Lighting

TCA Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will perform at the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The Truckload Carriers Association's official Highway Angel spokesperson, country music singer Lindsay Lawler, will perform Dec. 4 at the lighting ceremony of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

November 29, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Launches Online Certificate Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Truckload Academy offering is an online certificate program for fleet and driver managers

Tags: Fleets, TCA, Training

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