Committee & Program Leadership

TCA Committees guide the association’s administrative, advocacy, operating, outreach, and policy efforts, supported by a full-time professional staff. Below are descriptions of the areas of responsibility, including the leaders, staff liaison, and committee roster for each. Committees open to new members have a “Join Now” button. Committee membership is a one-year term, running from March through February in conjunction with TCA’s Annual Convention schedule.

Committees

Carrier/Shipper Relations Committee

The Carrier/Shipper Relations Committee is responsible for developing TCA policy and solutions to industry-wide problems experienced by truckload carriers involving shippers, receivers, brokers and freight forwarders. Issues handled by the committee include (but are not limited to) the excessive waiting time carriers experience at loading and unloading docks, and carrier-broker relations.

Staff Liaison:
William Giroux

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Chairman

Amy Mielke

Owens Corning

Highway Policy Committee

The Highway Policy Committee is responsible for developing TCA policies and solutions relating to issues affecting the efficient movement of commercial vehicles on the highways. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) size and weight; National Highway System; Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems; intermodal; environmental; international and cross-border; highway vehicle taxes, fees and registrations; and toll roads. At the discretion of TCA's chairman, in some instances this Committee will share responsibility for addressing issues with the Regulatory Policy Committee.

Staff Liaison:
David Heller

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Chairman

David Williams

Knight Transportation, Inc.

Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee

The Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee is responsible for developing TCA policy and solutions involving issues relating to independent contractor drivers. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) employment classification issues, workers compensation, tax matters, and carrier leasing issues.

Staff Liaison:
David Heller

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Chairman

Jon Coca

Diamond Transportation System, Inc.

Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee

The Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee is responsible for developing TCA policies and solutions relating to driver recruitment and retention, and human resources and labor issues. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) wage and hour; OSHA; workers compensation; and unemployment compensation.

Staff Liaison:
Ron Goode

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Co-Chairman

Mike Bash

Britton Transport, Inc.

Co-Chairman

Geoff Topping

Challenger Motor Freight, Inc.

Regulatory Policy Committee

The Regulatory Policy Committee is responsible for developing TCA's policies and solutions relating to federal and state legislation and regulations. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) regulatory reform; motor carrier safety; non-highway taxes; meal deductibility; vehicle maintenance and engineering; environmental; international and cross-border. At the discretion of TCA's chairman, in some instances this committee will share responsibility for addressing issues with the Highway Policy Committee.

Staff Liaison:
David Heller

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Chairman

Dean Newell

Maverick USA, Inc.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee attends to the governing rules of the Association, and convenes as necessary to consider proposed amendments to the bylaws.

Staff Liaison:
William Giroux

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Chairman

John Elliott

Load One, LLC

Communications & Image Policy Committee

The Communications & Image Policy Committee oversees TCA's programs and communications aimed at enhancing the industry's public image. The committee provides guidance and assistance for the Driver of the Year Contests, U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Wall That Heals, and oversees events related to Wreaths Across America. The committee also develops TCA programs and activities aimed at the utilization of TCA's Highway Angel program to improve driver retention.

Staff Liaison:
Marli Hall

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Co-Chairman

Brenda Dittmer

Weinrich Truck Line, Inc.

Co-Chairman

Wendy Hamilton

Pilot Flying J

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee has oversight responsibility for TCA's membership development and retention programs and activities.

Staff Liaison:
Marli Hall

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Chairman

Glynn Spangenberg

Spangenberg Partners

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for putting together the annual slate of nominations for TCA's officers, board and executive committee.

Staff Liaison:
William Giroux

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Chairman

Rob Penner

Bison Transport

Scholarship Fund Trustees

The TCA Scholarship Fund Trustees oversee a successful scholarship program that has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry reach their dreams since 1973. Among other roles, the Trustees judge the nearly 150 student applications to award up to $6,250 per year, per full-time college student.

Scholarship Fund Trustees

Chairman

Jon Russell

Celadon Group, Inc.

TCA Profitability Program

The TCA Profitability Program provides truckload carriers with a results-oriented forum for sharing best practices and processes that will aid them in reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

Chairman

Pete Hill

Hill Brothers Transportation