Operational efficiency, industry awareness, public policy, recruitment and retention - common issues for an uncommon industry. The challenges faced by truckload demand solutions developed from a unique perspective...yours. TCA makes that happen.
With an ever-expanding list of programs and initiatives, Truckload Carriers Association is constantly working to increase awareness about the trucking industry and to promote its positive image.
Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour:
Lindsay Lawler will represent TCA's Highway Angel program at select TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers truck stops across America, May 21 through September 25, 2014. The unique tour is the first attempt of this kind to help restore the perception of professional truck drivers as “Knights of the Highway”.
Are you following our Highway Angel Facebook page? If not, you can do so by clicking here.
For a complete list of Tour dates and locations, click here.
Lindsay Lawler's music video to the song Highway Angel, written by Lawler and Chris Roberts, is a tribute to all of the Highway Angels out there... men and women drivers who have saved lives and performed extraordinary acts out on the road. Highway Angel is a non-profit organization run by TCA.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will be held September 14-20, 2014. Join TCA and help us extend a special "thank you" to the men and women who deliver goods to U.S. consumers every day of the year.
TCA is partnering with TA/Petro and State Associations, again this year, to host health fairs around the country, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. For locations and event information, be sure to Like our Facebook page. To learn more on how you can get involved, email TCA@truckload.org.
"Slow down. Be courteous. Be safe."
Dan Doran, President of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, sends a message to professional truck drivers across the nation.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Marcus Beam, a professional truck driver for Epes Transport System, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., will be recognized as the 2011 Highway Angel of the Year the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. TCA and Internet Truckstop,the Highway Angel program’s sponsor, for his heroic act of kindness on the road, which embodied the spirit of the Highway Angel program.
TCA provides fund-raising support for remembrance wreaths and recruits member companies to deliver wreaths nationwide
Each year, trucking companies and professional truck drivers donate their tractor-trailers and time to deliver thousands of remembrance wreaths to our nation’s military cemeteries on behalf of Wreaths Across America (WAA). This partnership will further the success of this important mission to honor our fallen heroes.
In an effort to educate the public, media, and government about the trucking industry, TCA produced a commercial, shown above, that showcases the compassion and patriotism of our industry.
Would you like to make a contribution this year to TCA's Truckload of Respect? Please email TCA@truckload.org for more information.
During a planning meeting, TCA officers were asked what type of programs TCA should be endorsing. Robert Low, president and founder of Prime, Inc., in Springfield, Missouri, and TCA’s second vice chair at the time, stated: “We should do something to extend the life expectancy of the long-haul truck driver beyond 62 years of age!”
The room fell silent as everyone contemplated this thought. Then they unanimously agreed that Low was onto something. This set the wheels in motion for a partnership between TCA and Lindora Clinic, providers of America’s leading medically based weight-loss/management wellness program. The result is Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown is a weight-loss challenge specifically aimed at professional truck drivers and other workers within the trucking industry.