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May 20, 2013

TA Opens New Location In Mocksville, N.C.

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA travel center, located at I-40, Exit 170 (1670 U.S. Hwy 601 North) in Mocksville, N.C.

May 20, 2013

The fallacy of the open door

An old driver got to the pearly gates of heaven and was welcomed by St. Peter, who told him how much the big guy appreciated all his hard work over the years getting the freight there on time and watching out for all the motorists on the road. St. Peter showed the trucker over to the prettiest fleet of trucks he had ever seen.

May 15, 2013

Teams Selected to Compete in TCA’s Third Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown

Due to the overwhelming popularity of its previous health-and-wellness efforts and continual positive feedback from its members, the Truckload Carriers Association is launching a third Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown.

April 23, 2013

Calvin White Named TCA Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association announced that it is adding another professional truck driver to its roster of Highway Angels. Calvin White of St. Pauls, N.C., who drives for G&P Trucking Co., of Gaston, S.C., is being recognized for his efforts to assist at an accident and for rescuing a young boy.

April 15, 2013

3 Things That Don't Matter to Drivers as Much as You Might Think

Driver surveys done for the Truckload Carriers Association's Best Fleets to Drive For program seem to indicate that driver pay -- and some other issues -- may not matter to drivers as much as you might think.

April 4, 2013

John Lilley Recognized as Highway Angel

John Lilley of Kelowna, British Columbia, a professional truck driver for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel. He is being recognized for volunteering to help at the scene of a bad accident and for making a valiant effort to save the life of one of the victims.

March 26, 2013

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.

March 7, 2013

Freymiller Receives Past Chairman's Award at TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has presented its highest honor to Don H. Freymiller, founder and chairman of Freymiller Trucking of Oklahoma City, Ok.

March 7, 2013

Kretsinger Named TCA 2013-2014 Chairman

The Truckload Carriers Association has elected Tom Kretsinger Jr., president of American Central Transport Inc. of Liberty, Mo., as its 2013-2014 chairman.

March 7, 2013

Brian Kurtz, Bison Sweep TCA Safety Awards, Again

Two Canadian fleets, Bison Transport and Brian Kurtz Trucking, are the grand prize winners in the Truckload Carriers Associations' 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards.

March 7, 2013

Qualcomm Adds Trailer Tracking App

Qualcomm's new Trailer ABS Connect application for its Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200 provides trailer connect and disconnect information without the need for a more complex trailer tracking system.

March 6, 2013

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

March 5, 2013

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.

March 5, 2013

Steve Forbes Lays Out Policy Changes That Could Jump-Start Economy

Many economists have called the slow 1.5% to 2% GDP growth "the new normal." But Steve Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media, calls it "the new abnormal" and believes a few significant policy changes would turn things around.

March 4, 2013

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.

February 27, 2013

Women in Trucking to Announce 2013 Influential Woman of the Year

Women in the trucking industry are becoming more visible and more welcome as leaders. For the third consecutive year, the Women In Trucking association, with the support of Navistar Inc., will highlight the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry with the Influential Woman In Trucking award.

February 20, 2013

Winners Named in TCA’s 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 37th annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

February 7, 2013

20 Fleets Named 'Best Fleets to Drive For'

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

February 6, 2013

Voluntary Guide to Good Business Relations

The Truckload Carriers Association and The National Industrial Transportation League announced that a newly revised version of their joint Voluntary Guide to Good Business Relations is now available.

February 3, 2013

TCA Announces Name of First Person to Complete
 Online Fleet Manager Certificate Program

Through its Truckload Academy, the Truckload Carriers Association recently launched The Highly Effective Fleet Manager, an online certificate program that focuses on business, leadership, communication, and coaching skills for fleet and driver managers. Andrew Winkler, director of operations for Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island, Neb., is the first person to complete it.

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