Contests & Awards
Whenever possible, the Truckload Carriers Association offers recognition and honors to spotlight the achievements of our members. These recognition programs are some of the most respected accolades in the trucking industry today. They represent TCA's commitment to recognizing the very best in trucking.
Driver of the Year Contests
The best company equipment drivers and owner operators are honored every year at TCA's Annual Convention. Winners have exceptional safe driving records, enhance the image of trucking, serve their communities, and protect our environment.
National Fleet Safety Awards
Each year, TCA recognizes the safest fleets in the truckload industry based on their company's overall organization, employee driver/independent contractor selection procedures, training, supervision, accident investigation, inspection, equipment maintenance, outside activities and general highway safety. Particularly important are company efforts to exceed state and federal requirements.
Best Fleets to Drive For
Each year, TCA in partnership with CarriersEdge, recognizes for-hire carriers for providing the best work environments for their drivers. Nominated companies are evaluated on their performance in areas such as driver compensation, pension, and benefits; professional development; driver and community support; and safety record. The winning companies are recognized at TCA’s Annual Convention.
Since 1973, Truckload Carriers Association has been helping students associated with the truckload industry reach their dreams. Our Scholarship Fund awards up to $6,000 per year to college junior and seniors. Much of our program's support comes from within the truckload family—companies and individuals who are committed to our community's future.
Past Chairmen's Award Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award
TCA's highest honor, the Past Chairmen's Award, is presented annually to a recognized industry leader who has made a significant contribution to the truckload industry through the association and is recognized as a successful business person and association leader.
The Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award is given to recognize a person whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive benefit or contribution to better safety on our highways. This individual exemplifies leadership and demonstrates the goals of protecting lives and property in the motor transportation industry while serving their company, industry and the motoring public.
Trucking's Top Rookie Award
The annual Trucking's Top Rookie contest is intended to increase pride and professionalism among new drivers and promote truck driving as a career of choice.