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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.

January 21, 2013

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.

January 16, 2013

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

January 10, 2013

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

December 3, 2012

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.

November 30, 2012

Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler to Perform at Capitol Tree Lighting

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.

November 29, 2012

TCA Launches Online Certificate Program

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

November 1, 2007

Killer Trucks No More

How the industry is working to better its public image.

April 1, 2006

Improving Driver Retention

TCA conference offers tips for reducing driver turnover.

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