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Truckload Carriers Association members honored for Hauling The Wall That Heals in 2016


Sunday, March 26, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICCES

TCA’s partnership and the companies mentioned above, the traveling exhibit honors the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. (Courtesy: TRUCKLOAD CARRIERS ASSOCIATION)
TCA’s partnership and the companies mentioned above, the traveling exhibit honors the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. (Courtesy: TRUCKLOAD CARRIERS ASSOCIATION)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund presented awards Sunday to recognize the efforts of Truckload Carriers Association members who volunteered their time and equipment to haul The Wall That Heals in 2016.

Tim Tetz, director of outreach for VVMF, recognized the 16 members during TCA’s Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Because of our partnership with TCA, we were able to bring a national memorial to the hometown of hundreds of thousands in 2016,” Tetz said. “Leading each procession was a truck owned and operated by a TCA member demonstrating dedication and commitment to our veterans—young and old—and to our nation.”

The following TCA-member companies were recognized:

  • American Central Transport, Inc., Liberty, Missouri
  • Baylor Trucking, Milan, Indiana
  • Cargo Transporters, Claremont, North Carolina
  • Dart Transit Co., Eagan, Minnesota
  • Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, Delaware
  • Don Hummer Trucking, Oxford, Iowa
  • Fremont Contract Carriers, Fremont, Nebraska
  • Halvor Lines, Superior, Wisconsin
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines, East Dubuque, Illinois
  • Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Washington
  • Regency Transportation, Franklin, Massachusetts
  • TMC Transportation Services, Des Moines, Iowa
  • TWT Refrigerated Services, Cheney, Washington
  • WDS Enterprises, Shepherd, Michigan
  • Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Wil-Trans, Springfield, Missouri

The Wall That Heals is a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. With the help of TCA’s partnership and the companies mentioned above, the traveling exhibit honors the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War.

Trucking companies are needed to haul The Wall in 2017. Interested companies may complete an online interest form at www.vvmf.org/haul-the-wall.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington in 1982.

VVMF is dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of service in America and educating all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era through programs, ceremonies, and education materials.

To learn more about VVMF, visit www.vvmf.org or call 202-393-0090.

 

 

 

 

 

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