At its annual convention this week, the Truckload Carriers Association paid tribute to the "Ambassador Club" companies who have held longtime memberships.

This year, Warren Transport of Waterloo, Iowa, reached 60 years of membership. Another 11 companies were recognized for reaching milestones within their membership tenures. Six TCA members reached 25 years of membership, qualifying them for induction into the club.

The 2012 honorees are:

60 Years
Warren Transport, Inc., Waterloo, Iowa

30 Years
1st Guard Corp., Venice, Fla.
Carrier Transicold, Syracuse, N.Y.
Contractual Carriers, Inc., Newark, Del.
Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.
Eaton Corp. - Roadranger, Kalamazoo, Mich.
J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wisc.
Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich.
Navistar Inc., Warrenville, Ill.
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., City of Industry, Calif.
Thermo King Corporation, Bloomington, Minn.
Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, N.C.

25 Years
Baldwin Distribution Services Ltd., Amarillo, Texas
Gordon Trucking Inc., Pacific, Wash.
Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Wash.
JBS Carriers, Greeley, Col.
National Carriers Inc., Liberal, Kan.
Paschall Truck Lines Inc., Murray, Kan.

TCA established its prestigious Ambassador Club in 1996 as a way to honor companies that maintain memberships with the organization for 25 years or longer. After their induction, companies are honored every five years for their ongoing commitment to TCA and their industry. Special recognition is bestowed when a company reaches the 50- or 75-year mark.

TCA's longest-running member is Craig Transportation Company of Perrysburg, Ohio, which has been with the association for 71 years.

For a complete list of all of TCA's Ambassadors, go to