Truckload Carriers Association

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June 2, 2017

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

April 11, 2017

TCA Implores Congress Not to Raise Truck Weights

The Truckload Carriers Association reiterated its support of the current five-axle, 80,000-pound federal gross vehicle weight limit for trucks.

January 10, 2017

Q&A: TCA's David Heller on the Regulatory Landscape

Late last month, HDT quizzed David Heller on how the trucking regulatory landscape might shape up this year. He’s got an excellent vantage point on all that, having recently been promoted by the Truckload Carriers Association from director of safety and policy to vice president of government affairs.

December 29, 2016

Truckers Among Volunteers for Wreaths Across America

Dart Transit owner-operator Pat Wortham explains why he's involved in the yearly effort to honor deceased service members.

October 28, 2016

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.

November 30, 2015

Truckload Carriers Association Names New President

The Truckload Carriers Association's executive committee has selected John Lyboldt to be TCA's new president, effective Dec. 21, 2015, the association has announced.

September 17, 2015

TCA: Weight-Reform Bill Would Up Equipment Costs

The Truckload Carriers Association has come out strongly against legislation that would enable individual states to raise the GCW limit for trucks operating on Interstate highways from the current 80,000 to 91,000 pounds on tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.

May 5, 2015

TCA Honors Maverick’s Newell with Safety Award

The Truckload Carriers Association has presented its annual Clare C. Casey Award to Dean Newell, Vice President of Safety and Training for Maverick Transportation, LLC.

March 11, 2015

Building a Safety Culture from the Driver Up

Every company has a culture, whether intentional or not. For three carriers represented at a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Kissimmee, Fla., this week, intentionally building a culture of safety pays big dividends.

March 10, 2015

Economy Still Sending Mixed Signals as Capacity Crunch Looms

Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.

January 30, 2015

Carriers Named in 'Best Fleets to Drive For' Competition

The Truckload Carriers Association and the driver training company CarriersEdge have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as top fleets in the Best Fleets to Drive For competition.

December 29, 2014

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Division Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association announced 18 division winners for its 2014 National Fleet Safety Awards.

November 21, 2014

Truckload Carriers Association Adopts New Logo

After a two-month effort, the Truckload Carriers Association has adopted a revised logo to represent the organization. The new look retains the shield design and colors but modernizes the design.

November 13, 2014

TCA, TMAF Partner On Trucking Image Campaign

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Trucking Moves America Forward to bolster an industry wide campaign to promote trucking. The TCA will be donating $25,000 each year for five years to the cause.

June 26, 2014

Truckload Carriers Association President Steps Down

Chris Burruss resigned from his position as president of the Truckload Carriers Association on Thursday. In a brief statement from the organization, it said the decision was due to "personal reasons."

May 12, 2014

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.

May 7, 2014

HDT Presents Awards to Top 20 Product Winners

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors 20 of the best new products introduced the previous year with its Top 20 awards. Each product was selected based on its level of innovation, whether it addresses significant industry issues or concerns, and its potential to improve a trucking operation’s bottom line. The winners appeared in our February 2014 issue, and awards were presented at the Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting, the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention, and the Mid-America Trucking Show in the spring of 2014.

April 28, 2014

Former TCA Chairman Kaburick Dies

John Kaburick, owner of Earl L. Henderson Trucking and former chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, died last week at age 61.

April 9, 2014

Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.

April 7, 2014

Food Safety Rules Could Create Headaches for Carriers

Fleets that haul food products should take a proactive approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation of rules governing the transport of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011.

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