The Truckload Carriers Assn. has announced that applications are available for the 2000 Independent Contractor of the Year Contest.

The grand prize is a 2001 International tractor powered by a Cummins Signature 600 engine.
Owner-operators are evaluated on their business acumen, skill behind the wheel, and involvement in the community and industry to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.
The contest is open to solo or team drivers who have held a long working relationship with a TCA member company.
Finalists will be selected from pre-applications received on or before the close of business Tuesday, Oct. 31. Finalists will be required to submit the completed final application on or before the close of business Friday, Jan. 5, 2001.
The winner will be announced at the TCA annual meeting next April.
Applications are available online at