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.

The guide emphasizes reasonable and commonsense treatment of the four primary parties involved in truck transportation, and outlines mutually desirable business practices that TCA and NITL believe responsible shippers, receivers, carriers, and drivers should adopt.

While many of the concepts in the original guide — written in September of 2000 — are still valid, both TCA and NITL felt it was important to update the wording to better reflect today’s more complex operating environment.

Although the guide was initially developed by TCA and NITL for their respective members, both organizations believe it is applicable to many, if not all, segments of the truck transportation industry and their customers.

The organizations are encouraging other entities, such as food shippers, warehousing organizations, the retail industry, etc., to adopt these voluntary guidelines.

To view the newly revised Voluntary Guide to Good Business Relations for Shippers, Receivers, Carriers, and Drivers, please visit or