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TCA, Randall-Reilly Announces 2015 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie Program
5/12/2015

Four years ago, Randall-Reilly launched a Trucking’s Top Rookie contest to increase pride and professionalism among new drivers, and promote the truck driving career choice during a severe shortage of drivers. 

Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge to Host “Inspired to Excellence: Making the ‘Best Fleets’ Grade”
5/12/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge will share tips and best practices from this year’s Best Fleets to Drive For annual survey and contest during a new, one-day workshop. “Inspired to Excellence: Making the ‘Best Fleets’ Grade” will be presented in Chicago, Illinois, on July 30, 2015.

PTDI Certification at Military Facilities Ensures Safety, Marketability, and Proper Training
5/11/2015

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has certified the first contract training course at a U.S. Army installation and a second U.S. Air Force truck driver training course, broadening both the marketability of veterans and the pool of properly trained military drivers. 

Dean Newell of Maverick Transportation Named TCA’s Safety Professional of the Year
5/4/2015

This morning, at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, the organization presented the 2015 Clare C. Casey Award to Dean Newell, vice president of safety and training for Maverick Transportation, LLC, of North Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Truckload Carriers Association Named a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration
4/24/2015

At 9:00 a.m. this morning, a special ceremony was held at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) headquarters recognizing that the organization has been selected as a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. 

Lindsay Lawler to Headline Third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour
4/14/2015

Recording artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler today announced the initial tour dates for the third annual Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour, hosted by TravelCenters of America (TA). 

Professional Truck Driver Reports Suspicious Activity; Saves Woman Forced into Prostitution
4/3/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to name its latest Highway Angel: Kevin Kimmel of Tavares, Florida. Kimmel, a professional truck driver for Con-way Truckload of Joplin, Missouri, is being recognized for making the phone call that resulted in saving an abducted woman. 

Truckload Carriers Association Bestows Highway Angel Award Posthumously to Jack Yancer
4/2/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Jack Yancer as its latest Highway Angel. Yancer was a professional truck driver who died while helping someone in the course of his job on the road.

Brian Puff Named TCA Highway Angel
3/19/2015

Brian Puff of Jacksonville, North Carolina, a professional truck driver for Crete Carrier Corporation of Lincoln, Nebraska, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for his willingness to stop and help at the scene of a fatal accident. 

Highway Angel Pulls Man from Burning Car
3/17/2015

Mack Guffey, a professional truck driver with Atlantic Bulk Carriers of Providence Forge, Virginia, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Guffey, a resident of Gainesboro, Tennessee, is being recognized for saving someone’s life without regard for his own safety. 

Professional Truck Driver Gives His Life to Save His Cousin
3/16/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Boyd Miles of Rocky Mount, Virginia, as its latest Highway Angel. Miles was a professional truck driver for Prime, Inc., of Springfield, Missouri, until his tragic death on April 26, 2014.

Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings
3/16/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to name professional truck driver David Fredericksen of Palm Coast, Florida, as its latest Highway Angel. Fredericksen, who drives for Oakley Transport of Lake Wales, Florida, is being recognized for being the first on the scene of a terrible car fire and helping save two lives.

Keith Tuttle, Founder of Motor Carrier Service, LLC, Elected 2015-16 Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association
3/12/2015

Keith Tuttle, founder of Motor Carrier Service, LLC (MCS), of Northwood, Ohio, has been elected the 2015-16 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). After the vote by TCA’s Board of Directors earlier this week, he was sworn in last night as part of the organization’s Annual Convention at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida.

Truckload Carriers Association Announces 2014 National Fleet Safety Award Winners: FTC Transportation, Inc. and Bison Transport
3/11/2015

Last night, as the Truckload Carriers Association wrapped up its Annual Convention at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida, two fleets were named the safest truckload carriers in North America. 

Truckload Carriers Association/Randall-Reilly Announce Winners of Prestigious Driver of the Year Contests
3/11/2015

Last night at its annual convention, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner Randall-Reilly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, announced the names of the two professional truck drivers who have earned grand prizes in the 2014 Driver of the Year competition. 

Rick Springfield Rocks the House at TCA’s Scholarship Fund Gala
3/10/2015

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the Big 80’s came back in style for one “awesome” night during the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) second-annual gala to benefit the organization’s Scholarship Fund.

Two Nebraska-Based Truckload Carriers Named Overall Winners of 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For: Grand Island Express and Fremont Contract Carriers
3/10/2015

On Tuesday, as part of its Annual Convention, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner CarriersEdge announced the names of the overall winners of the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For. 

Kim Richardson Receives PTDI’s Highest Honor, the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award
3/10/2015

Kim Richardson, president of KRTS Transportation Specialists, Inc. (KRTS), of Caledonia, Ontario, is the 2015 recipient of the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award, presented by the Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI). 

TCA Presents Highest Honor Posthumously to John Kaburick, President and Owner of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co.
3/9/2015

Earlier today, during its convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) posthumously named John Kaburick as the 2015 recipient of its prestigious Past Chairmen’s Award.

Truckload Carriers Association Kicks Off 2015 Annual Convention with Reception Welcoming First Time/New Members
3/8/2015

Last night, against the unusual backdrop of The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) launched its 2015 Annual Convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. 

Truckload Carriers Association Launches New Learning Platform Specifically for Driver Training
2/26/2015

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced today that Truckload Academy, its education and certification arm, is adding to its suite of educational options a new subscription-based, online learning platform specifically tailored to training professional truck drivers.

Accident Victim Rescued by TCA Highway Angel
2/19/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Joe Bearce of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, as a Highway Angel for rescuing a man from a desperate situation. Bearce is an escort driver with Stone Trucking Co. of Kiefer, Oklahoma.

Truckload Carriers Association Members Pledge To Hire 50,000 Veterans In Partnership With Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT
2/17/2015

Setting the course for a new year, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced a commitment on behalf of its 700 member companies to hire 50,000 veterans and military spouses into the truckload industry over the next four years. 

Truckload Carriers Association and EpicVue Announce Highway Angel of the Year
2/5/2015

At its upcoming Annual Convention, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and EpicVue will honor a Highway Angel of the Year who best embodies the spirit of the organization’s Highway Angel program. The 2014 recipient is David Ragland of Cotopaxi, Colorado, a professional truck driver with Kelle’s Transport Service of West Valley City, Utah.

Twenty Winners Named 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For
1/30/2015

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For. The 7th annual survey and contest identifies for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for their drivers.

PTDI Certifies First Military Truck Driver Training Course
1/29/2015

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) recently granted its first certification of a truck driver training course at a military facility when it recognized the U.S. Air Force Tractor Trailer Training (3T) program based at Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Atlanta, Georgia.

Truckload Carriers Association and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Partner to Bring The Wall That Heals to Communities Across America
1/28/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) are partnering to bring The Wall That Heals to communities across America.

Schools Receiving PTDI Course Recertification Address Need for Younger Drivers
1/26/2015

Despite 98-percent graduation rates, driver training programs that recently received the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) course recertification expressed concern about filling the growing demand for drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) projects a driver shortage increase to 200,000 by 2020, and the industry is already struggling to attract and retain new and younger drivers.

Highway Angels Help Young Boy Alone on Highway at 3 A.M.
1/26/2015

Michael Tarver of Denton, Texas, and Ron Davis of Aragon, Georgia, who drive for Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co. of Salem, Illinois, are the latest Highway Angels to be named by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

Professional Truck Driver Stops Suicide Attempt; Named Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association
1/23/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to name U.S. Navy veteran Tim Case as a Highway Angel. Case, a professional truck driver with Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., of Colona, Illinois, resides in Hampton, Virginia. He is being recognized for his role in talking someone out of a suicide attempt.

Truckload Carriers Association Names Yvette Sparks a Highway Angel
1/21/2015

Yvette Sparks, a professional truck driver with Transco Lines, Inc., of Russellville, Arkansas, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Sparks, who resides in Mount Vernon, Texas, is being recognized for her role in helping an accident victim.

Professional Truck Driver Saves Man from Close Call
1/20/2015

Clay McDonald of Amarillo, Texas, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). McDonald, who drives for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Arkansas, is being recognized for helping a man trapped in a dangerous situation.

Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings
1/15/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Mark Kearns of Levittown, Pennsylvania, as a Highway Angel. Kearns, a professional truck driver for Swift Transportation of Jonestown, Pennsylvania, is being recognized for helping a fellow truck driver escape from a dangerous situation.

EpicVue to Sponsor Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel Program
1/14/2015

Effective today, the Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel program has a new, exclusive sponsor: EpicVue, providers of premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry.

Who Will Win Prestigious Title of Driver of the Year?
1/8/2015

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA),Overdrive Magazine, and TruckersNews.com are pleased to reveal the identities of the six finalists for the 2014 Driver of the Year competition.

 
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