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Ambassador Club

Logo:  TCA Ambassador ClubTCA created its prestigious Ambassador Club in 1996 as a way to honor companies that have maintained membership with the organization for 25 years or longer.

Each year at the Annual Convention, companies are honored if they are being inducted into the Ambassador Club for the first time, or if they have reached the next milestone of membership longevity.

Members of the 2014 Ambassador Club include:

In Years...
70-74 |65-69| 60-64 | 55-59 | 50-54 | 45-49 | 40-44 |35-39 | 30-34 | 25-29

70-74 Years

Craig Transportation Company
Perrysburg, Ohio
Lance Craig, Chief Executive Officer & President

 65-69 Years

RJW, Inc./Bestway Systems, Inc.
Independence, Ohio
Jeffrey Wenham, Chief Executive Officer

Truck One, Inc.
Newark, Ohio
Jay Winegardner, President & Chief Executive Officer

60-64 Years

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

Dameo Trucking, Inc.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Rocque D. Dameo, Sr., President

Warren Transport, Inc.
Waterloo, Iowa
Richard Donnelly, President 

55-59 Years

Frozen Food Express
Dallas, Texas
Russell Stubbs, President & Chief Executive Officer

Houff Transfer, Inc.
Weyers Cave, Virginia
Doug Houff, President

Schilli Transportation Services
Remington, Indiana
Thomas Schilli, President

50-54 Years

Reed Trucking Co.
Milton, Delaware
Blake Reed, President

45-49 Years

Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Rollie Anderson, President

Crete Carrier Corporation
Lincoln, Nebraska
Tonn Ostergerd, President & Chief Executive Officer

CRST International, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
John M. Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer

Dart Transit Company
Eagan, Minnesota
David Oren, President

D.M. Bowman, Inc.
Williamsport, Maryland
James Ward, President

Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc.
East Dubuque, Illinois
Thomas F. Grojean, Jr., Chief Executive Officer

Howell's Motor Freight, Inc.
Roanoke, Virginia
Harry Norris, President

Melton Truck Lines, Inc.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Robert Peterson, President

Witte Brothers Exchange
Troy, Missouri
Brent Witte, President

40-44 Years

Cresco Lines, Inc.
Harvey, Illinois
Robert Stranczek, President

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

Sammons Trucking
Missoula, Montana
Scott Palmer, President

Schneider National, Inc.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Chris Lofgren, President & Chief Executive Officer 

 35-39 Years

Art Pape Transfer, Inc.
Dubuque, Iowa
Loras Pape, President

C.R. England, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Josh England, President & Cheif Financial Officer

Con-Way Truckload
Joplin, Missouri
Joseph Dagnese, President

Davis Transport, Inc.
Missoula, Montana
Jim McKinny, President

deBoer Transportation, Inc.
Blenker, Wisconsin
Kay DeBoer, President

Decker Truck Line, Inc.
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Donald L. Decker, President & Chairman

Dennis Truck Lines, Inc.
Vidalia, Georgia
Carol Dukes, Secretary-Treasurer

Freymiller, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
David Freymiller, Chief Executive Officer

Great Dane Trailers
Savannah, Georgia
Christopher Hammond, IV, Vice President
Dealer Sales & Operations

Heartland Express
North Liberty, Iowa
Michael Gerdin, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

K and J Trucking, Inc.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Michelle Koch, President

Marten Transport, Ltd.
Mondovi, Wisconsin
Randy Marten, Chief Executive Officer

Mill Corporation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bud Newman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Millis Transfer, Inc.
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
David Millis, President

PAM Transport, Inc.
Tontitown, Arkansas
Dan Cushman, President

Southwest Truck Service, Inc.
Watsonville, California 
Robert Spear, President

Tennant Truck Lines, Inc.
Colona, Illinois
Aaron Tennant, President & Chief Financial Officer

30-34 Years

1st Guard Corporation
Venice, Florida
Edmund B. Campbell, III, Chairman

Badger Utility, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin
Richard D. Bloomquist, President

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Joe DeVito, Chief Executive Officer

BDR Transport, Inc.
Westminster, Vermont
Gregory Gay, President

Bestway Express, Inc.
Vincennes, Indiana
Shepard Dunn, President & Chief Executive Officer

Carrier Transicold
Syracuse, New York
Tom Ondo, General Manager

Contractual Carriers, Inc.
Newark, Delaware
Karl E. Schneider, President

CrossGlobe Transport, Ltd.
Glen Allen, Virginia
Bill Franks, President

Cummins Inc.
Columbus, Indiana
Jeffrey Jones, Vice President
Sales & Marketing

Dutch Maid Logistics
Willard, Ohio
Sam Burrer, Operations Manager

Eaton Corporation
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Tim Sinden, President

GE Capital, Transportation Finance
Irving, Texas
John Conkin, Senior Vice President

HireRight, Inc./Formerly U.S.I.S.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mike Petrullo, President & Chief Executive Officer

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Neenah, Wisconsin
Marne Keller-Krikava, President & CEO

Kennesaw Transportation, Inc.
White, Georgia
Cecil C.W. Patrick, President

May Trucking Co.
Salem, Oregon
C. Marvin May, Chief Executive Officer

Navistar, Inc.
Warrenville, Illinois
Bill Kozek, President, North America Truck & Parts

Prime Inc.
Springfield, Missouri
Robert E. Low, President & Founder

Rand McNally
Skokie, Illinois
Mason Meadows, Director Commercial Transportation

Stevens Transport Inc.
Dallas, Texas
Clay Aaron, President

TravelCenters of America and Petro
Westlake, Ohio
Thomas O’Brien, Managing Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
City of Industry, California
Harold Bennett, President

Volvo Trucks North America
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dennis Slagle, President & Chief Executive Officer

Weinrich Truck Line, Inc.
Hinton, Iowa
Donna Weinrich-Lucht, President

25-29 Years

Admiral-Merchants Motor Freight, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
James Bemis, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Alabama Motor Express, Inc.
Ashford, Alabama
Scott White, President

American Central Transport, Inc.
Liberty, Missouri
Tom Kretsinger, Jr., President

Ameri-Co. Carriers, Inc.
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
James Kerr, President

Baylor Trucking, Inc.
Milan, Indiana
Cari Baylor, Vice President  

BJ Transport, Inc.
Afton, Minnesota
Michael Hedstrom, President

CAT Scale Company
Walcott, Iowa
Deila Meier, Senior Vice President

Celadon Group, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Paul Will, President & Chief Financial Officer

Challenger Motor Freight, Inc.
Cambridge, Ontario
Dan Einwechter, Chairman & Chief Financial Officer

Comdata Corporation
Brentwood, Tennessee
Steve Stevenson, President

Cottingham & Butler, Inc.
Dubuque, Iowa
David Becker, Chief Executive Officer

Covenant Transport
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Joey Hogan, President 

Crane Composites
Channahon, Illnois
Thomas (Jeff) Craney, President

DAT Solutions
Beaverton, Oregon
John Worthington, President 

Davis Express, Inc.
Starke, Florida
Jimmy Davis, President

Detroit Diesel Corporation
Redford, Michigan
Brad Williamson, Manager

Direct Service Transport, Inc.
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
Sheila Weiss, President

Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company
Salem, Illinois
Josh Kaburick, President

Epes Transport System, Inc.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Alvin Bodford, Chairman & Chief Financial Officer

Fikes Truck Line
Hope, Arkansas
Gary Salisbury, President & Chief Financial Officer

Five Star Trucking, Inc.
Willoughby, Ohio
John Gramc, President

Fortune Transportation Company, Inc.
Windom, Minnesota
Donovan Olson, President

G&P Trucking Co., Inc.
Gaston, South Carolina
Clifton Parker, President

Garner Transportation Group
Findlay, Ohio
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer

Glass TI, LLC
Newkirk, Oregon
Ike Glass, President

Gordon Trucking, Inc.
Pacific, Washington
Steve Gordon, Chief Operating Officer

Great West Casualty Company
South Sioux City, Nebraska
Hugh Fugleberg, President & Chief Operating Officer 

Interstate Distributor Co.
Tacoma, Washington
Marc Rogers, President & Chief Executive Officer

J & M Tank Lines, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama
Harold Sumerford, Jr., Chief Executive Officer

J & R Schugel Trucking, Inc.
New Ulm, Minnesota
Jerry Schugel, Chief Operating Officer

JBS Carriers
Greeley, Colorado
Rodrigo Horvath, President

Jet Express, Inc.
Dayton, Ohio
Kevin Burch, President

John Christner Trucking, Inc.
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
John Christner, President & Chief Executive Officer

Katz Sapper & Miller, LLP
Indianapolis, Indiana
Tim Almack, Partner

Kenworth Truck Company
Kirkland, Washington
Jim Shiplet, President

Knight Transportation, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona
Kevin Quast,  Chief Operations Officer

Kreilkamp Trucking, Inc.
Allenton, Wisconsin
Tim Kreilkamp, President

Land Span, Inc.
Lakeland, Florida
Roger Reed, President

Landstar System, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida
Henry Gerkens, President & Chief Operating Officer

Lawrence Transportation Company
Red Wing, Minnesota
Eric Lawrence, President

Lessors, Inc.
Eagan, Minnesota
James Shapiro, President

MacKinnon Transport, Inc.
Guelph, Ontario Canada
Alex MacKinnon, Vice President of Finance and Admin.

Mercer Transportation Co., Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky
Bill Howard, President

Michelin North America
Greenville, North Carolina
Pete Selleck, Chairman

National Carriers, Inc.
Liberal, Kansas
Richard Rees, President

Omnitracs, LLC
San Diego, California
Norm Ellis, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.
Murray, Kentucky
Randall Waller, President

Peterbilt Motors Company
Denton, Texas
Daniel Sobic, Executive Vice President

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

Pioneer Transport, Inc.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
James Murphy, President 

Pride Transport
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jeff England, President

S.B., Inc. dba Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking
Harrisburg, Oregon
Bart Sherman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Scopelitis, Garvin, Light Hanson & Feary P.C.
Washington, D.C.
Greg Feary, President & Managing Partner

Sunrise Express, Inc.
Grand Island, Nebraska
Raymond Vettel, President

Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona
Richard Stocking, President & Chief Operating Officer

Tennessee Steel Haulers, Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Sidney Stanley, President

TMW Systems, Inc.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Dave Wangler, President & Chief Executive Officer

Beaverton, Oregon
David Schrader, President

Transportation Costing Group, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland
Kenneth Manning, President

Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
James Tucker, President

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Patrick E. Quinn, President & Co-Chairman

Venezia, Inc.
Royersford, Pennsylvania
Frank Venezia, President

Wabash National Corporation
Lafayette, Indiana
William Greubel, Chief Executive Officer

Walbon & Company, Inc.
Rosemount, Minnesota
Darell Walbon, President

WEL Companies, Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin
Bruce Tielens, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to these fine companies who have been with the Truckload Carriers Association for 25 years or more. We value your long-term membership in our association and look forward to our continued relationship!