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March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Rand McNally Devices to Integrate with Drivewyze PreClear Service

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Truckers and fleets using Rand McNally’s fleet management devices will be able to make use of Drivewyze’s PreClear scale bypass service under an agreement announced by the two companies on Monday at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Tags: Drivewyze PreClear, Rand McNally, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Smart Drive Systems and Wabco Form Strategic Alliance

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.

Tags: SmartDrive, Wabco, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology, TCA, 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 25, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Phil Byrd Featured Speaker for TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting

Phil Byrd, chairman of American Trucking Associations and president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express, will be the featured speaker for ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: ATA, TMC, ATRI, TCA

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

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

TCA and CarriersEdge Announce Best Fleets to Drive For Top 20 Winners

The results are in, and the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, announced that they have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge

January 13, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Announces Division Winners in 2013 National Fleet Safety Awards

Eighteen fleets are being recognized for their excellent safety records; two will now advance to win grand prizes in March.

Tags: TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards, Fleets, Safety

November 21, 2013 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Kicks Off Rolling Tribute

In an effort to show support for veterans and honor their families this holiday season, Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, is teaming up with Truckload Carriers Association and Pilot Flying J to launch the trucking industry’s annual rolling tribute.

Tags: Drivers, TCA

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Highway Angel Helps Motorist Extinguish Flames Beneath His Van

Robert Barrett

The Truckload Carriers Association has nameed Robert Barrett of Paris, Tenn., as a Highway Angel. Barrett drives for Milan Express and is being recognized for acting quickly to put out a fire for a fellow motorist.

Tags: TCA, TCA Highway Angel, Milan Express

October 3, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Recognizes David Kus for Quickly Reacting to Danger

David Kus, of Fredericksburg, Penn., drives for Swift Transportation.

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the name of its latest Highway Angel: David Kus of Fredericksburg, Penn., who drives for Swift Transportation. Kus is being recognized for acting quickly when a fellow motorist had an accident and then inadvertently put himself in more danger.

Tags: TCA, TCA Highway Angel, Swift Transportation

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

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Halvor Lines Wins TCA’s Third Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the winners of the 3rd North American Battle of Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown. Halvor Lines Inc., of Superior, Wis., swept the competition, with its team winning the company contest and one of its driver managers, Keith Kitch, also a resident of Superior, Wis., taking the top honor for individuals.

Tags: TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Announces Annual Scholarship Winners

Twenty-five college students will receive scholarships from the Truckload Carriers Association’s Scholarship Fund for the 2013-14 academic year. Out of a grand total of approximately $75,000, the scholarships have been broken down into amounts ranging from $2,725 to $6,250.

Tags: TCA, Scholarships

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TCA Will Sponsor Health Fairs

To help professional truck drivers lead longer, healthier lives, the Truckload Carriers Association will sponsor free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers across the United States.

Tags: Events, TCA, Driver Wellness, TA/Petro, NTDAW

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

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Gather for 30th TCA Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Division is hosting its annual meeting this week on issues related to the operation of temperature-controlled trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Events, Reefers, TCA, Truckload, Refrigeration units

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Donald Mackin Earns Highway Angel Wings

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel. Mackin, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., is being recognized for being the only person to respond to an accident during a nasty “thundersnow.”

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel, ABF

June 11, 2013 - Industry News

Carl and Eva Marshall Recognized as TCA Highway Angels

TCA Highway Angel EvaMarshall

The Truckload Carriers Association named its latest Highway Angels: Carl and Eva Marshall of Marshall Trucking, Payette, Idaho. The owner-operators are being recognized for helping an injured motorist on a bitterly cold morning.

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel

June 6, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Webinar Focuses on Improving Trucking's Image

Improving trucking's image is the focus of an upcoming webinar from the Truckload Carriers Association on June 13. The webinar will focus on pride and respect, two of the key factors that are in a fleet's ability to recruit and retain drivers, shape an operating environment and mitigate litigation.

Tags: TCA, Trucking's image

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Joins Fight to End Human Trafficking

The Truckload Carriers Association has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit organization that educates, equips, empowers, and mobilizes members of the trucking and truck plaza industries to combat domestic sex trafficking.

Tags: TAT, Human trafficking, TCA

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Thomas Lansing Named TCA's 2013 Safety Professional of the Year

Each year, the Truckload Carriers Association presents its prestigious Clare C. Casey Award to a safety professional whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive impact on safety on our highways. The 2013 recipient is Thomas Lansing, vice president of safety and driver services for Hogan Transports, Inc., of Bridgeton, Missouri.

Tags: TCA

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

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: TCA, Expansion

May 15, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

April 23, 2013 - Industry News

Calvin White Named TCA Highway Angel

Calvin White of St. Pauls, N.C., who drives for G&P Trucking Co., of Gaston, S.C., was named a 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.

Tags: TCA, TCA Highway Angel

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