ABOUT TRUCKLOAD CARRIERS ASSOCIATION

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is the only trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. Founded in 1938, the Truckload Carriers Association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal container carriers. TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.

The association is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with easy access to the nation’s capital, the Department of Transportation, and other trucking-related organizations. TCA is led by a 10-member board of directors made up of top-level executives of association members and a staff of 13 professionals.

For more information about Truckload Carriers Association, or how to join, visit www.truckload.org.

A CHAT WITH THE TCA CHAIRMAN
Sponsored by McLeod Software

Truckload Carriers Association chairman, Dennis Dellinger, provides insight on TCA initiatives

Dennis Dellinger

Quick to React: TCA responds with timely, relative information on pandemic

0
Want to talk about slipping in right under the wire? When members of the Truckload Carriers Association met Feb. 29-March 3 for their annual convention, little did they realize that within only a few days, the United States would become part of a global crisis now known as the COVID-19 pandemic. The TCA convention would be among the last face-to-face assemblage  within the trucking industry — perhaps even within all major U.S. business sectors — before the country replaced handshakes and hugs with social distancing and quarantines. It was in this environment that Dennis Dellinger began his term as...

PRESIDENT'S PURVIEW

Truckload Carriers Association president, John Lyboldt, provides updates on TCA’s efforts and related industry information

John Lyboldt

On the Road to Normalcy

As I write this, the state of Virginia is still in Phase One of reopening post-coronavirus. Our governor is remaining cautious but optimistic. By the time many of you read this, your states will have reopened many businesses, and life will be on the road to getting back to our pre-COVID-19 normal. As COVID-19 cases slow, and North Americans return to their jobs, stores, restaurants, and visiting with family and friends, TCA also prepares to reopen its office. TCA’s leadership team has crafted a reopening plan which will allow TCA staffers to slowly return to their offices and begin the process...

TCA Programs

TCA's HIGHWAY ANGEL

Since its inception in 1997, Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel program has recognized professional truck drivers for the exemplary courtesy and courage they have shown others while on North America’s roadways while on the job.  Their good deeds range from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle and administering CPR.

Highway Angels are nominated by their employers, fellow professional truck drivers, or the motorists they’ve assisted.  If you know of, witness, or experience an exceptional act of kindness or courtesy by a professional truck driver while he/she is on the job, Click Here.

TCA's TRUCKLOAD ACADEMY

Truckload Carriers Association provides opportunities for its members to educate and train their skilled workforces in order to develop a safer, smarter, more profitable industry. Truckload Academy offers educational tools suitable to train every aspect of a member’s fleet from managers to insurance purchasers.

Truckload Academy presents complimentary webinars on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. These interactive events offer TCA members live access to top industry thought-leaders and subject-matter experts on today’s trending trucking industry topics.

TRUCKLOAD ACADEMY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

TCA members who are committed to furthering professional development can consider Truckload Academy Certificates. In its unfaltering commitment to the industry, Truckload Academy developed and continues to grow this program for professionals who are dedicated to advancing their careers and contributing to the success of their companies.

The following certificates are available: Fleet Manager Certificate, Human Resources Certificate, Retention Certificate and Recruitment Certificate.

TCA PROFITABILITY PROGRAM

Want to see how your operation stacks up? The Truckload Carriers Association Profitability Program (TPP) is the trucking industry’s premier performance improvement solution, fusing TCA’s popular best practice groups and the powerful inGauge online benchmarking platform.

TPP’s multi-tiered system allows carriers the flexibility to choose exactly how much time and resources they want to dedicate to the program, with plans ranging from simple snapshot composites to full online access and bi-annual meetings.

TCA DRIVER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

The overall goal of the TCA Driver of the Year Contest is to recognize and pay tribute to the company drivers and owner-operators who provide reliable and safe truck transportation in moving the nation’s goods.

Three finalists are chosen for the company driver and owner-operator categories from which a grand prize winner will be selected from each category.

The grand prize winners are recognized and honored based on his/her ability to operate in a safe manner on the public highways, efforts to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, and positive contributions to the community in which he/she lives. The grand prize winners are announced each year at TCA’s Annual Convention

TCA FLEET SAFETY AWARDS

Each fall, TCA members submit online applications for one of trucking’s most important competitions — the Fleet Safety Awards. Carriers placing first, second, and third in each of six mileage-based divisions are honored.

The winners are selected based on their accident ratios in any given year. Division winners are subject to an audit for ratio accuracy and invited to compete for one of two grand prizes — carriers with annual mileage of 25 million or fewer miles vie for one, while companies with more than 25 million miles compete for the other.

The grand prize winners are announced each year at TCA’s Annual Convention.

TCA BEST FLEETS TO DRIVE FOR CONTEST

Launched in 2008, Best Fleets to Drive For is the only annual program dedicated to uncovering the best workplaces in the North American trucking industry. Produced by CarriersEdge, in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association, Best Fleets to Drive For recognizes the for-hire fleets providing exceptional workplace experiences for their company drivers and independent contractors.

Each year, we do in-depth interviews with the 100-plus nominated fleets, collect thousands of driver surveys, and identify the most successful programs and emerging trends across the industry. In addition to recognizing winners in multiple categories, we also share those findings through press stories, webinars, and public presentations at various industry events.

TCA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Since 1973, the TCA Scholarship Fund has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry. The Fund awards up to $6,250 per year, per full-time undergraduate college student. Much of our program’s support comes from within the truckload family — companies and individuals who are committed to our community’s future.

TCA SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The TCA Safety Professional of the Year – the Clare C. Casey Award —  recognizes a person whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive impact on safety on the nation’s highways and is dedicated to serving the industry, his/her company and the motoring public. A winner of the award must be employed full-time by a trucking company with motor carrier operating authority and must be directing safety activities for his/her fleet at the supervisory level.

TCA PAST CHAIRMEN’S AWARD

The Past Chairmen’s Award is the highest honor given by the Truckload Carriers Association. Every year, TCA’s past chairmen present the award to a recognized industry leader who has made a significant contribution to the truckload industry, and is recognized as a successful businessperson and association leader. Contrary to the award’s name, the awardee does not have to be a past chairman of the association. Winners can be individuals outside the trucking industry as long as they have made a significant contribution to the truckload industry.

To see a complete listing of upcoming TCA events, visit www.truckload.org.