Truckload Carriers Association Pleased with Nomination of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Elaine Chao as the next Secretary of Transportation. The Tuesday announcement generated praise from the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
Professional Truck Driver Institute Relocates to Denver
The Board of Directors of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has voted to move the organization’s headquarters to Denver, Colorado. PTDI will now be managed by Leading Associations, the company that manages the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI).
Public Company Dashboard Now Live
Based on user feedback, TCA inGauge™ now features an interactive Public Company Dashboard. Currently, this dashboard features seven distinct metrics, and allows users to add/remove specific companies from the charts and graphs.
TCA inGauge™ Takes Center Stage at Profitability Conference
Each year, leading industry executives
come together in Athens, Georgia to develop and share strategies toward
sustained and increased profitability across the North American trucking
industry. This year, TCA will be well-represented at the Trucking Profitability
Professional Truck Driver Institute Goes Global
At its recent certification commission meeting, the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) granted initial recognition of standards compliance to its first overseas program: the Tractor Trailer Training Program (3T), 435th Construction and Training Squadron, located at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany.
TCA Legal Summaries now on inGauge™
Based on user request, within the inGauge™ Knowledge Library, we have added each TCA Legal Summary (originally printed in Truckload Authority and The Truckload Carrier Report).
Truckload Carriers Association Supports Court Decision to Mandate Electronic Logging Devices
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that most professional truck drivers currently using paper logs to track their hours-of-service compliance must transition to an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) by December 18, 2017.
Professional Truck Driver Helps Elderly Man After Rollover Accident
Carl Debehnke, of Newport, North Carolina, a professional truck driver for Best Dedicated, LLC of Kernersville, North Carolina, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
New Metrics Added to inGauge™
Based on user request, the inGauge™ team has either added, or will be adding five metrics for benchmarking purposes.
inGauge™ Version 2.0 Now Live
In order to accommodate the layout of the upcoming new TCA inGauge™ Action Item platform, the team has drastically modified the inGauge™ User Interface.
inGauge™ to Hold First Formal User Group Meeting October 27
As interest and participation grows among TCA members for the inGauge™ benchmarking program, the team has scheduled a date for the first inGauge™ User Group meeting.
inGauge™ Adds New Essential Performance Indicators
Based on user request, the inGauge™ team is pleased to announce the addition of eight new metrics. This brings the total number of standard Essential Performance Indicators (EPIs) to 68.
inGauge™ Looking for Intermodal and Tanker Companies
Although the population of inGauge™ participants has grown consistently since launch, the inGauge™ team is appealing to those companies which operate in the Intermodal (specifically short-haul) and tanker sectors.
inGauge™ Evolving into Strategic Management Tool
Based on feedback from active inGauge™ users, the iinGauge™ team recently released their roadmap for the future of TCA’s online benchmarking efforts.
TCA’s Dave Heller Promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs
On Wednesday, Russell Stubbs, chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), announced that David Heller has been promoted to vice president of government affairs.
Taya Kyle Gives Heartfelt Keynote Address at TCA’s Gala Benefiting Wreaths Across America
On Tuesday evening, Taya Kyle, FOX News Channel contributor, author, and veterans' activist, addressed participants at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) fourth annual Charitable Gala.
TCA, Overdrive, and Truckers News Seek Outstanding Professional Truck Drivers for 2016 Driver of the Year Competition
On September 21, 2016, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and partners Overdrive and Truckers News will officially open nominations for the 2016 Driver of the Year competition.
Professional Truck Driver Saves Fellow Driver From Rising Floodwaters
Daniel Sieczkarski, of Rochester, New York, a professional driver for Melton Truck Lines, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
McLeod Software Teams with TCA and inGauge™ to Help Customers Participate in Benchmarking Program
Working with TCA inGauge™, TCA’s online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created automated reporting functions that let our customers generate, with the click of a mouse, the monthly data exports from their LoadMaster® Enterprise system, which are necessary for the Benchmarking program.
TCA and CarriersEdge Seek the Best Fleets to Drive For in North America
Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge offer Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual contest and survey now in its ninth year.
TCA inGauge™ Launches Version 1.6
Over the past two months, we have been working diligently on many new features and improvements to TCA inGauge™.
Meet TCA’s Drivers of the Year at GATS
If you’re heading to the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) this week, be sure to stop by the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) booth #23121. Danny Smith, 2015 Company Driver of the Year, and Edward “Mark” Tricco, 2015 Owner Operator of the Year, will provide information and answer questions about the prestigious Driver of the Year contests.
TCA inGauge™ Forming Three New Groups
Every week, Chris Henry, program manager for TCA inGauge™, is asked about how to join a Best Practice Group (BPG). After months of planning, he is pleased to announce that TCA inGauge™ is in the process of forming three new groups.
Truckload Carriers Association Names 2016-17 Scholarship Winners
The Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Scholarship Fund will be providing financial assistance to 45 college students for the 2016-17 academic year. Each student will receive an amount ranging from $2,725 to $6,250, from a total pool of approximately $130,000.
TCA President Receives Diversity Advocacy Award
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to announce that its president, John Lyboldt, has won the 2016 Diversity Advocacy Award from the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD).
Top 10 Finalists Named in Trucking's Top Rookie Contest
A panel of judges has narrowed the field, and 10 professional truck drivers have been chosen as finalists in the search for this year’s Trucking’s Top Rookie.
inGauge™ Adds New Peer Group Functionality
inGauge™, TCA's online performance benchmarking platform, has recently launched two new features which will better enable users to match their operating attributes to that of their comparable peer group.
TCA, ATFI Advocate for Better Solutions
The Truckload Carriers Association is a proud member of ATFI and privileged to be a part of a national coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations advocating for workable transportation solutions that don’t toll existing interstates.
Truckload Carriers Association Demonstrates Fresh Ways to Retain a Skilled Workforce
The Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) inaugural WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON) has just concluded and is being hailed as a great success.
inGauge™ Analyzing Relationship Between Profitability and Safety
To test a theory about safer fleets being more profitable, inGauge™ (TCA's online benchmarking service) began analyzing the data from all Dryvan and Refrigerated motor carriers within its current population of motor carriers.
Industry Leaders Seek to Exceed Proposed Federal Truck Driver Standards with PTDI Course-Certified Programs
Whether private or publicly funded, or even a tribal business, schools that recently received Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) course certification/ recertification are applauding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed truck driver training standards.
TCA Presents 2016 Clare C. Casey Award to Garth Pitzel of Bison Transport
Garth Pitzel, director of safety and driver development for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been presented with the 2016 Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year Award.
McLeod, inGauge™ Collaboration Enters Testing Phase
Over the past three months, McLeod Software has been developing a custom mapping tool that will allow their users to capture and report the specific data points required to utilize both the inGauge™ Online Benchmarking Service, as well as participate in the Best Practice Groups.
WorkForce Builders Conference Features Unique Format
The unique format of the inaugural TCA 2016 WorkForce Builders Conference (June 28-30) allows attendees to focus on key subject matter categories in workshops, as well as two-part intensive workshops that devote more time to dive deeper into topics.
TCA’s WFBCON Attendees to Earn Credits Toward Certifications, New Certificates
Truckload carriers continue to face important human resources issues that will affect the future of their companies. As the average age of the professional, over-the-road, truckload driver tops 49, and a large chunk of those drivers begins to think about retirement, companies are finding that professional development training is the key to cultivating a stronger, more stable workforce. That’s why the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has developed three new certificates—Human Resources, Recruitment, and Retention—for managers and staff charged with solving the workforce issues they face.
Truckload Carriers Association joins Infrastructure Week 2016
On May 9, the Truckload Carriers Association announced its participation in the national advocacy and educational event, Infrastructure Week, which will take place from May 16-23, 2016.
TruckRight Signs on as WorkForce Builders Conference Host
“Our business is
built on strategies for engaging employees for the success and profitability of
any fleet,” said Lisa Kupar. “That’s why TruckRight is supporting TCA’s new
conference,” continued her husband Dirk.
“Networking in the Round” Planned for WorkForce Builders Conference
Attendees of TCA’s WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON) will participate in “Networking in the Round,” a unique opportunity to focus on important workforce related ideas and strategies.
The Search is on for Trucking’s Top Rookie
A check for $10,000 and a package of prizes will be awarded to one skillful professional truck driver when Trucking’s Top Rookie is named in August.
British Columbia (BC) Trucking Association Offers TCA inGauge™ Benchmarking Service to Its Members
Numerous trucking associations have begun partnering with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) to offer TCA’s inGauge™ Online Performance Benchmarking Service to their members. The BC Trucking Association (BCTA), a province-wide, non-partisan, non-profit motor carrier association formed solely to advance the interests of British Columbia motor carriers, is the latest organization to join forces with TCA.
Compare and Benchmark CSA BASICs Scores with TCA’s inGauge™
inGauge™ users can now view their CSA BASICs scores, and benchmark these scores with your chosen peer group, via the External and Internal Dashboards.
TCA's inGauge™ Launches Best Practice Group Dashboard
After almost four months of development, testing and bug fixing, TCA's inGauge™ is excited to announce that it's launching the Best Practice Group Dashboard.
inGauge™ Launches Leading Indicators Dashboard
The inGauge™ team is pleased to announce the launch of a new "Leading Indicators Dashboard".
TCA’s New 2016 WorkForce Builders Conference Welcomes Former LinkedIn Executive as Keynote Speaker
At its inaugural WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON), the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will host digital marketing veteran Patty Cox as the keynote speaker.
Grand Prize Winners Announced in Truckload Carriers Association/Overdrive/TruckersNews.com Driver of the Year Contests
At the signature event of the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual convention—its annual award banquet—the organization and its partners Overdrive magazine and TruckersNews.com announced the 2015 professional truck drivers of the year.
Truckload Carriers Association Announces the Two Safest Truckload Fleets in North America: FTC Transportation, Inc. and Bison Transport
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) wrapped up its Annual Convention at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort by presenting its prestigious National Fleet Safety Awards to the two safest truckload carriers in North America
Russell Stubbs, Chairman of FFE Holdings, elected 2016-17 Chairman of the TCA
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has elected Russell Stubbs, chairman of FFE Holdings, Lancaster, Texas, as its 2016-17 chairman.
TCA Convention Attendees Boogie to Raise $275,000 for Scholarship Fund
Members of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) are known for their strong leadership skills, business acumen… and groovy bell bottoms?
TCA Members Recognized for Hauling “The Wall That Heals” for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) members who volunteered their time and equipment in 2015 to haul The Wall That Heals for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) have received thank-you awards recognizing their efforts.
Professional Truck Driver Institute Bestows Highest Honor to Chuck Wirth of American Institute of Trucking, Inc.
Charles R. “Chuck” Wirth, president of the American Institute of Trucking, Inc. (AIT), of Phoenix, Arizona, is the 2016 recipient of the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award, presented by the Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI).
Truckload Carriers Association Unveils Overall Winners of 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For: FTC Transportation and Bison Transport
At its Annual Convention, taking place this week at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner CarriersEdge announced the names of the overall winners of the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For.
TCA and EpicVue Name Highway Angel of the Year: Josh Grimaldi
Each year, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner EpicVue honor a Highway Angel of the Year who best embodies the spirit of the organization’s Highway Angel program. The 2015 “EpicAngel” is Josh Grimaldi of Springfield, Missouri, a professional truck driver for Prime, Inc., also of Springfield, Missouri.
Truckload Carriers Association’s Past Chairmen’s Award Presented to Dan England, Chairman of the Board for C.R. England, Inc.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has bestowed its prestigious Past Chairmen’s Award on Dan England, chairman of the board for C.R. England, Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah, and a former chairman of TCA from 1997-98.
“Ultimate Whistle Stop” Award Presented to Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group, Findlay, Ohio, has earned special recognition for her involvement with transporting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this past holiday season.
inGauge™ and Trans Plus to Build Data Integration Feature
The team at inGauge™ is pleased to announce that Trans Plus, a leading TMS provider, has agreed to the development of a custom data mapping and automated integration feature.
inGauge™ adds New 'Regions' Population Filter and Automates Online Demo
The inGauge™ team is pleased to announce that they have added a new Population Filter, based on user feedback.
TCA Highway Angel Calls for Help after Fellow Driver Suffers Stoke
Joel Dees, a resident of Port Orchard, Washington, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
Highway Angel Helps Professional Truck Driver Escape Burning Truck
Edward Wilcher of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, a professional truck driver for Roadrunner Expedite, of Belleville, Michigan, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
TCA Highway Angel Pulls Man from Burning Car
Julian Kaczor of Utica, New York, a professional truck driver for Leonard’s Transportation, Inc., of Farmington, New York, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
Josh Grimaldi Named Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association
Josh Grimaldi of Springfield, Missouri, a professional truck driver for Prime Inc., of Springfield, Missouri, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
Division Winners Announced in Truckload Carriers Association’s 2015 National Fleet Safety Awards
From many entries across the U.S. and Canada, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has selected the division winners for its prestigious National Fleet Safety Awards.
Truckload Carriers Association to Provide inGauge™ Benchmarking Service to Members of Ontario Trucking Association
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is partnering with the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) to offer its inGauge™ Online Performance Benchmarking Service to OTA members.
Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge Announce 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are pleased to announce the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For.
inGauge™ Adds Population Standard Deviation Tool
The team at inGauge™, TCA's exclusive Online Performance Benchmarking platform is pleased to announce a valuable new feature for subscribers.