TRUCKLOAD CARRIERS ASSOCIATIONOperational 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.
TCA's National Image Campaign
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.
Wreaths Across America
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. Click here to learn about customizing the commercial and running it on television stations and in movie theaters in your local area.
Would you like haul a truckload of wreaths this year? Click here to visit TCA's Truckload of Respect where you can also donate wreaths and sponsor loads. All of the wreaths purchased on the website will go to Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America's goal for 2014 is for every gravestone to have a wreath for the cemeteries 150th anniversary - that's more than 230,000 wreaths!
2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
"The People's Tree" begins its trek to Washington, DC.
On October 29, the Chippewa National Forest, in partnership with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Choose Outdoors, hosted a public cutting ceremony for the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot tall white spruce. Approximately 500 attendees, including 170 local school children, gathered to witness the once in a generation event. Click here to view photos from the tree cutting event.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make more than 30 stops as it travels through local communities, Minnesota and the Midwest on its way to the nation's capital.
A special Kenworth T880 undertakes the important mission of transporting "The People's Tree" this year.
TCA will sponsor a "whistle stop" in Cleveland, Ohio at the Browns stadium, Sunday, November 16, before a scheduled NFL game. The tree lighting ceremony will be held in Washington, DC on December 2. To read more about the tree, the lighting ceremony, and to see a list of the route stops, visit our TCA Happenings page.
Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour:
Lindsay Lawler represented 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.
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. Visit lindsaylawler.com.
NTDAW Driver Health Fairs
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was held September 14-20, 2014. TCA, along with the help from state trucking associations, hosted driver health fair events on September 16 at 15 TravelCenters of America/Petro locations, nationwide. Each event had a nurse/LPN on-site to conduct blood pressure screenings and Glucose tests and hundreds were administered.
"Slow down. Be courteous. Be safe."
Dan Doran, President of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, sends a message to professional truck drivers across the nation.
Trucking Moves America Forward
Trucking Moves America Forward is a new initiative that will establish a long-term industry-wide movement to create a positive image for the industry and to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy.
Most Americans don’t realize how essential trucks are to their lives until there is a severe weather or adverse condition that prevents trucks from delivering. But the fact is trucks are critical to our national and global economy, to our families, to our businesses, and so much more. When they stop moving, the country stops moving.
Click here to meet those in the trucking industry whom contribute to the industry, every day. Interested in learning more or donating to the movement? Click here to visit the Trucking Moves America Forward website.