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Truckload Carriers Association Honors Members Reaching Membership Milestones in 2011

Seven companies inducted to prestigious Ambassador Club; Reed Trucking Co. recognized for 50 years of membership

San Diego, California:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has recognized 20 members who have held longtime memberships in the association. Seven of the companies were inducted into the organization’s prestigious Ambassador Club, while the other 13 were recognized for reaching milestones in their membership tenures.  The ceremony took place during this morning’s New Member Breakfast, part of TCA’s Annual Convention currently underway at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and San Diego Convention Center in California.

Reed Trucking Co. of Milton, Del., reached 50 years of membership, for which it receives a crystal globe recognizing its lengthy commitment to TCA. New inductees and companies that moved up to the next level within the Ambassador Club received plaques. Craig Transportation Co. of Perrysburg, Ohio, was the senior member of this group, moving up to the category of 70 years of TCA membership.

“TCA values the many years of affiliation we have had with the members of our Ambassador Club,” said John Kaburick, TCA’s chairman and the president of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co., Salem, Illinois. “These are the companies that have been with us ‘for the long haul,’ providing their input, time, and expertise for many decades to help define and shape the truckload industry into what it has become today.”

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 companies reach the 50- and 75-year marks.

With the addition of the seven newest inductees, there are now a total of 77 companies in TCA’s Ambassador Club. The 2011 honorees are as follows:

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Lance Craig, John

70 Years
Craig Transportation Company
Perrysburg, Ohio
Lance Craig
CEO & President

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Howard O'Malley, John

60 Years
B & T Express, Inc.
North Lima, Ohio
Howard J. O’Malley, Jr.


60 Years
Dameo Trucking, Inc.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Rocque D. Dameo, Sr.

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Russell Stubbs, John 55 Years
FFE Transportation Services, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
Russell Stubbs, Sr.
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

55 Years
Houff Transfer, Inc.
Weyers Cave, Virginia
Doug Houff

55 Years
Refrigerated Food Express, Inc.
Avon, Massachusetts
James L. Morse
President & Chief Executive Officer

50 Years
Reed Trucking Co.
Milton, Delaware
Blake Reed

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Rollie Anderson, John 45 Years
Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Rollie Anderson
45 Years
CRST International, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
John M. Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer
Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Jim Ward, John Kaburick 45 Years
D.M. Bowman, Inc.
Williamsport, Maryland
Donald M. Bowman
40 Years
Cresco Lines, Inc.
Harvey, Illinois
Robert Stranczek
Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, John Coca, John Kaburick

40 Years
Diamond Transportation System, Inc.
Racine, Wisconsin
Jon Coca
Vice President

40 Years
Sammons Trucking
Missoula, Montana
Tim Burke

30 Years
Fairfield Trucking, Inc.
Hamburg, Arkansas
Diann Barnes
President & Chief Operating Officer

25 Years
Comdata Corporation
Brentwood, Tennessee
Brett Rodewald
Executive Vice President & General Manager

25 Years
Land Span, Inc.
Lakeland, Florida
Roger Reed

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Wendy Hamilton, John Kaburick

25 Years
Pilot Flying J
Knoxville, Tennessee
James Haslam
Chief Executive Officer

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Dave Barry, John Kaburick

25 Years
Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona
Dave Berry
Vice President

25 Years    
Beaverton, Oregon
David Schrader

Photo:  Tom Dickmeyer, Pat Quinn, John Kaburick 25 Years
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Patrick E. Quinn
President & Co-Chairman

25 Years
Venezia, Inc.
Royersford, Pennsylvania
Frank Venezia

For a complete list of all of TCA’s Ambassadors, visit