Truckload Authority

Truckload Authority is the official digital and print magazine of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), published in partnership with The Trucker Media Group. Truckload Authority includes current and proposed governmental regulations and legislative issues affecting the trucking industry, insider perspectives by industry leaders and information about TCA programs, activities and topics affecting its truckload carrier members.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Truckload Authority – November/December 2020 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority November/December 2020 Digital Edition: Overnight Chemistry: Red Eye Radio longtime hosts Gary McNamara, Eric Harley dominate late-night airwaves.  Also in this edition: Q&A with Elaine Chao | Blurred (State) Lines | Spec’ing Your Truck

Truckload Authority – September/October 2020 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority September/October 2020 Digital Edition: Power Team: Lorie Tudor is one of two women driving the future of transportation in Arkansas. Also in this edition: No Agreement, No Surprise | Fading Fast | Sustaining the Momentum

TRENDS IN TRUCKING

In depth articles on trends in the trucking industry

Safety on the road: Driver health, safety, and security combine to provide a thriving industry

Top 10 lists abound in the U.S. — sports teams, movies, world leaders, music — you name it, there’s probably a list for it.For...

Spec’ing your Truck: Buyers love innovation but remain mindful of reliability, safety

Technology and trucking have long been closely associated. Technological advances have changed everything, from the size and shape of trucks to the drivetrain components...

Paving the way to electrification: Light-duty electric vehicle successes are laying the groundwork for heavy-duty truck applications

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) recent actions have made one thing clear — the drive to move California toward becoming a zero-emissions electric...

Blurred (state) lines: FMCSA proposes pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to cross state lines

In September, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new pilot program that would allow commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders aged 18,...

Tip of the iceberg: Industry learning the true value of ELDs

Dear Wikipedia:Since you have become perhaps the most widely Googled “encyclopedia” in the United States with the disappearance of the best-known printed volumes (R.I.P.,...

TCA HIGHWAY ANGELS

Highway Angel program has recognized professional truck drivers for the exemplary courtesy and courage

‘Instant, lifelong connection’: Truck driver helps save motorcyclist after accident, finds a forever friend

Brady Watson, a car-hauler for United Road Services, enjoys his job. He also likes tattoos and racing. But what the 28-year-old loves most of...

Highway Angels | November-December

Professional truck drivers Bobby Bourne, Bobby Edney, Jeremiah Johnson, Richard Rubio, Kirk Shepherd, and Travis Smallwood have been named Highway Angels by the Truckload...

Highway Angels | September-October

Professional truck drivers Douglas Brown, Dylan Goodman, Evert Gott, David Hill, Patrick Lablanc and Nathalie Rivard, Harvell “Keith” Martin, Travis Smallwood, and Greg Truitt...

Highway Angels | July-August

Professional truck drivers Chris Delancey, John DeGood, Eric Eaton, and Frank Martin have been named Highway Angels by the Truckload Carriers Association for performing...

Overnight chemistry: Red Eye Radio longtime hosts Gary McNamara, Eric Harley dominate late-night airwaves

One is from the southern U.S. border.The other from the northern border.One trained to become a manager at a 7-Eleven and even contemplated following...

VIDEOS

The Trucker News Channel — Tiny Trucker

In this episode, we cover drivers battling 90 mph wind gusts in California and an autonomous convoy traveled nearly 300 miles through Pennsylvania, Ohio...

The Trucker News Channel – Big Rig on Patrol

In this episode, we cover big-rig cops on patrol in Florida and a tractor-trailer nearly crashed into a Pennsylvania high school. Plus, Sandia labs...

The Trucker News Channel — Whose lane is it anyway?

In this episode, we cover: A Swedish manufacturer is making its autonomous, electric transport vehicles available globally, lane markings in Utah leave drivers wondering,...

The Trucker News Channel — Toyota Looks to Electrify

In this episode, we cover Toyota looking to get into the Class 8 electric truck market, border patrol sends a drug-smuggling attempt down the...

The Trucker News Channel — Dashcam Fireball

In this episode, we cover work-zone traffic monitoring in the air, a fleet of low-emission trucks christen the long-awaited Port of Long Beach bridge....

The Trucker News Channel — Primetime Driver

In this episode, we cover a special thanks to truck drivers during the Primetime Emmy Awards and roughly 15,000 Volvo trucks are being recalled...

The Trucker News Channel — GPS Fail

In this episode we cover a trucker stuck on an ATV/Snowmobile Road in Oregon as well as a hand-drawn license plate attempt in Kentucky....

The Trucker News Channel — Special Convoy

In this episode we have a story about a couple truckers who got to haul a record-breaking load in Washington while an unexpected discovery...

The Trucker News Channel — Road Warriors

In this episode we have a story about a trucker abandoning a military tank along the interstate, Pilot Flying J's Road Warriors contest winners,...

The Trucker News Channel – SC Port Terminal

In this episode we cover: Beer logistics going green | Paper products exempt again | SC ports new terminalTucker Russ: Hey, truckers, I'm Tucker. Anheuser-Busch's...

TRUCKING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

Major legislative and regulatory issues facing trucking industry

Q&A with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao is one of seven members of the Cabinet who has served the entire four...

Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capital | November-December

In some months, federal departments and agencies seem to slumber regarding regulatory matters. At other times, they buzz with activity. The latter has been...

No agreement, no surprise: Trump, Biden far apart on trucking industry issues

In a year that has already seen a pandemic accompanied by an economic collapse, U.S. voters will select the president and vice president, along...

Four more races Republicans need to win to ensure keeping Senate

In the last edition of Truckload Authority, we highlighted four races for U.S. Senate seats that Democrats are hoping will enable them to take...

Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capital | September-October

Trucks and trade top the list of articles in this edition’s Capitol Recap. Leading off is the effort to encourage Congress to suspend the...

Senate showdown: Democrats eye four seats they say are key to gaining majority

Then Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, stood before delegates to the American Trucking Associations Management Conference...

Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capitol | July-August

The months preceding the expiration of a highway reauthorization bill normally feature a whirlwind of activity, but a new bill is rarely passed and...

TALKING TCA

Articles and stories discussing TCA programs and services

Back by popular demand: TCA offers second round of Making Safety Happen courses

ARLINGTON, Va. — Workplace safety is an important part of any business, but it’s especially vital in the trucking industry. To help provide its...

Ryan Snyder joins TCA staff

The Truckload Carriers Association is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Snyder to its skilled workforce as membership manager. Snyder will oversee for-hire...

TCA continues to offer COVID-19 updates

TCA remains committed to the well-being of its members, employees, and the trucking community as a whole.As the nation continues to address the spread...

TCA announces 2020 scholarship recipeints

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will be providing financial assistance to 52 undergraduate college students for the 2020-21 school year.Each student will receive a...

NATIONAL NEWSMAKERS

Feature article exploring a national issue affecting the transportation industry in the form of an interview with a widely known personality

Overnight chemistry: Red Eye Radio longtime hosts Gary McNamara, Eric Harley dominate late-night airwaves

One is from the southern U.S. border.The other from the northern border.One trained to become a manager at a 7-Eleven and even contemplated following...

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