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Truckload Carriers Association Honors Members for Longevity and Loyalty to Association
During Annual Convention, 19 companies were honored for reaching milestones of membership, while nine individuals were recognized for their help in recruiting new members for TCA.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
As part of the festivities held during the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Annual Convention at the Wynn Las Vegas, the organization paid tribute to member companies and individual representatives who have contributed to the long-term growth of the association.
At the new member welcome reception held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, Membership Committee co-chairs Aaron Tennant, president and CEO of Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., Orion, Illinois, and Heather DeBaille, marketing manager for CAT Scale Company, Walcott, Iowa, presented the awards. Nineteen companies were recognized for reaching milestones of membership through TCA’s prestigious Ambassador Club this year, and nine individuals were honored for helping to recruit members for the organization last year.
Member companies are inducted into the Ambassador Club after reaching 25 years of membership. After their induction, they are honored every 5 years for their ongoing commitment to TCA and their industry. Special recognition is bestowed when a company reaches the 50- or 75-year mark. This year, Truck One, Inc., of Newark, Ohio, reached an impressive 65 years of membership, while 7 companies were inducted for reaching the 25-year mark.
Employees of any TCA member company who recruit new members for TCA are designated “Rigsters” and thanked at the reception for their help in growing the association. To recognize their contributions, Rigsters are given a special pin, and the person who recruits the most new members over a one-year period is deemed the “Rigster of the Year.” He/she receives a trophy in addition to the pin. This year’s recipient was Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express, Inc., Dayton, Ohio. He recruited two new members for TCA.
“Our association is fortunate to have such a loyal and committed membership base. The knowledge our Ambassador Club companies have contributed over the years is what has made this association such a valuable asset to the truckload community. And we are also grateful to our Rigsters, who believe so deeply in what we do that they’re willing to take the time to share the rewards with other companies,” said TCA President Chris Burruss. “Without our Ambassadors and Rigsters, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
With the addition of the seven newest inductees, there are now a total of 88 companies in TCA’s Ambassador Club. The 2013 honorees are as follows:
Click here to view a photo of the 2012 Rigster of the Year.