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Committees

TCA's committees are structured to address and handle a variety of policy and TCA administrative matters. TCA has twelve standing committees of which six are policy committees: Highway Policy, Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee, Regulatory Policy, Carrier/Shipper Relations, Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee, and School Committee.

The other six committees are administrative committees: TCA Communications & Image Policy, Membership, Bylaws, Nominating, Financial Oversight & Long-Range Planning, and Special Projects.

Following is a description of each committee. View the committee roster or join a committee now. Committee membership is a one-year term, running from March through February in conjunction with TCA's Annual Convention schedule.

Bylaws Committee

Bylaws Committee Chairman

Tom Kretsinger, Jr.

American Central Transport, Inc.

This committee attends to the governing rules of the Association, and convenes as necessary to consider proposed amendments to the bylaws.

Staff Liaisons:
Chris Burruss, cburruss@truckload.org
 
 

Highway Policy Committee

Highway Policy Committee Chairman

James Towery

Steelman Transportation, Inc.

This committee is responsible for developing TCA policies and solutions relating to issues affecting the efficient movement of commercial vehicles on the highways. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) size and weight; National Highway System; Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems; intermodal; environmental; international and cross-border; highway vehicle taxes, fees and registrations; and toll roads. At the discretion of TCA's chairman, in some instances this Committee will share responsibility for addressing issues with the Regulatory Policy Committe.

Staff Liaisons:
Chris Burruss, cburruss@truckload.org
Dave Heller, dheller@truckload.org
 
 
 

Carrier/Shipper Relations Committee

Carrier/Shipper Relations Committee Co-chairman

James Ward

D.M. Bowman, Inc.

Carrier/Shipper Relations Committee Co-chairman

Amy Mielke

Owens Corning

This committee has responsibility for developing TCA policy and solutions to industry-wide problems experienced by truckload carriers involving shippers, receivers, brokers and freight forwarders. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) the excessive waiting time carriers experience at loading and unloading docks, and carrier-broker relations.

Staff Liaisons:
Chris Burruss, cburruss@truckload.org
William Giroux, wgiroux@truckload.org
 
 
 
 

Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee

Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee Chairman

Donald Cochran

Universal Truckload Services, Inc.

This committee has responsibility for developing TCA policy and solutions involving issues relating to independent contractor drivers. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) employment classification issues, workers compensation, tax matters, and carrier leasing issues.

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TCA Communications & Image Policy Committee

TCA Communications & Image Policy Committee Co-chairman

Wendy Hamilton

Pilot Flying J

TCA Communications & Image Policy Committee Co-chairman

Sherri Brumbaugh

Garner Transportation Group

This committee oversees TCA's programs and communications aimed at enhancing the industry's public image. TCA public image activities for which the Committee provides guidance and assistance include TCA's Independent Contractor and Company Equipment Driver contests, and TCA's Scholarship Fund. This Committee and TCA's Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee jointly help promote the activities of TCA's Highway Angels program.

Staff Liaisons:
Debbie Sparks, dsparks@truckload.org

School Committee

School Committee Co-chairman

Robert McClanahan

National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools

School Committee Co-chairman

Ray Haight

Transrep Inc.

This committee provides a forum for dialogue between professional truck driver training schools—public and private—and motor carriers and affiliates; encourages schools and motor carriers to share training, recruitment, and retention best practices; and facilitates action on regulations, funding, and other training issues.

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Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee

Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee Chairman

Chris Hummer

Don Hummer Trucking

This committee is responsible for developing TCA policies and solutions relating to driver recruitment and retention, and human resources and labor issues. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) wage and hour; OSHA; workers compensation; and unemployment compensation. The Committee also has responsibility for developing TCA programs and activities aimed at the utilization of TCA's "Highway Angels" program to improve a company's driver retention.

Staff Liaisons:
Chris Burruss, cburruss@truckload.org

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Membership Committee

Membership Committee Co-chairman

Roy Cox

Best Cartage, Inc.

Membership Committee Co-chairman

Alan Anderson

Bose Corporation

The Membership Committee has oversight responsibility for TCA's membership development and retention programs and activities.

Staff Liaisons:
Debbie Sparks, dsparks@truckload.org
Marli Riggs, mriggs@truckload.org

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Nominating Committee

This committee has responsibility for putting together the annual slate of nominations for TCA's officers, board and executive committee.

Staff Liaisons:
Chris Burruss, cburruss@truckload.org
 

Regulatory Policy Committee

Regulatory Policy Committee Chairman

Troy Robertson

Con-way Truckload

This committee is responsible for developing TCA's policies and solutions relating to federal and state legislation and regulations. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) regulatory reform; motor carrier safety; non-highway taxes; meal deductibility; vehicle maintenance and engineering; environmental; international and cross-border. At the discretion of TCA's chairman, in some instances this Committee will share responsibility for addressing issues with the Highway Policy Committee.

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