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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TRENDS IN TRUCKING

In depth articles on trends in the trucking industry

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.,...

Going nowhere: Republicans gear up to halt Democrats’ bill with hefty insurance minimum

No one would deny that liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage is a necessary part of any trucking business. Controlling the cost...

Fading fast: Hope for new highway funding bill dwindling amidst D.C. bickering

The year 2020 has been a strange year for several reasons, but there’s one factor that is as normal as can be. Political posturing...

Sustaining the momentum: Industry must be passionate about retaining PR gains made during pandemic

Ed Nagle was talking with a reporter about trucking and the lack of respect shown to the industry and especially its drivers, who are...

Power Team: Lorie Tudor and Shannon Newton are driving the future of transportation in Arkansas

In March, Lorie Tudor took the reins as director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), becoming the first woman in the state’s history...

TCA HIGHWAY ANGELS

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

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...

‘An amazing moment in time’: Team drivers rescue motorist from burning car in 36 minutes, earn 2019 Highway Angels of the Year Award

Most truck drivers spend the better part of the year over the road. In the overall calculations of the total minutes on the road,...

Highway Angels | May-June 2020

Professional truck drivers Kyle Fitzgerald, Paul Hopson, William Lyons, and Steve Marcy have been named Highway Angels by the Truckload Carriers Association for performing...

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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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

Truckload Authority – July/August 2020 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority July/August 2020 Digital Edition: DOT Secretary Elaine Chao says administration listened to drivers' HOS concerns. Also in this issue: Senate Showdown | Mayday, Mayday! | $64,000 Question

Just one week left: Entry deadline for TCA’s Fleet Safety Awards is Friday, Oct. 2

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Oct. 2 entry deadline for Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 2020 Fleet Safety Awards is rapidly approaching, and carriers are encouraged to...

VIDEOS

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 terminal Tucker Russ: Hey, truckers, I'm Tucker. Anheuser-Busch's...

The Trucker News Channel — Wild Ride

In this episode we cover: Wild Ride in Florida | SuperRigs | Remembering Bill Mack Tucker Russ: Hey, truckers. I'm Tucker. A Florida man causes...

The Trucker News Channel — Stuck Truck

In this episode we cover: Stuck Truck in Massachusetts | Renewable diesel in California | CAT Scale Rig of the Week | Fittest Driver:...

The Trucker News Channel — Truck Stop Pop

In this episode we cover: Truck Stop Pop | Truck Stop Face Coverings | Self-driving is a Decade Away Tucker Russ: Hey, truckers, I'm Tucker. A...

The Trucker News Channel — Condiment Calamity

In this video we cover: Condiment Calamity | Troopers in Trucks | Passenger-seat Pets Tucker: Hey, truckers. I'm Tucker. A truck carrying condiments is hit by...

The Trucker News Channel — Roadside BBQ

In this episode, we cover: Roadside BBQ | Mack’s Nascar hauler wraps | Emergency landing Tucker: Hey, you truckers. I'm Tucker. A truck carrying raw...

The Trucker News Channel — Moving America Forward?

In this episode we cover: House passes infrastructure bill |Record marijuana bust at border |CAT Scale Rig of the Week | DOT examiner sentenced Tucker: Hey...

The Trucker News Channel — Massive truck explosion

In this episode we cover: Massive truck explosion | Trucker kills animal activist | Reality TV star indicted | Rig with fireworks explodes David Compton: Hi, I'm...

TRUCKING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

Major legislative and regulatory issues facing trucking industry

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 capitol | 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...

Holding out hope: Industry looking to bipartisan bill to be catalyst leading to increased truck-parking capacity

The latest, and hopefully most successful, initiative to at last increase truck-parking capacity is the bipartisan bill known as the Truck Parking Safety Improvement...

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

Even with the nation’s capitol consumed with the COVID-19 crisis, the Washington wheels continue to turn, albeit probably more slowly than usual. The top...

TALKING TCA

Articles and stories discussing TCA programs and services

There’s still time to register for exclusive VIP safety course offering for TCA members

ARLINGTON, Va. — Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) members still have time to register for Brian Fielkow’s Making Safety Happen webinar series at a discounted rate...

Just one week left: Entry deadline for TCA’s Fleet Safety Awards is Friday, Oct. 2

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Oct. 2 entry deadline for Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 2020 Fleet Safety Awards is rapidly approaching, and carriers are encouraged to...

Tune in to the Dave Nemo Show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio at 9 a.m. Eastern Tuesday to hear a special salute to...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its sponsor, Tenstreet, will host a...

5 Steps for Communicating Your New Comp Plan

By Beth Carroll, Prosperio Group We are already more than halfway through 2020 and many of you are thinking about implementing new incentive plans for...

NATIONAL NEWSMAKERS

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

The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall: Following his parents’ road map to success

“One thing about truck drivers is that they never change.” Those are the words of Joe Bonsall, one of four members of The Oak Ridge...

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