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 – January/February 2021 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority January/February 2021 Digital Edition: Viva Las Vegas: Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' to keynote Annual Convention.  Also in this edition: Infrastructure 2017 VS. 2021 | Predicting 2021 | Company Culture

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

TRENDS IN TRUCKING

In depth articles on trends in the trucking industry

A real eye-opener: Top issues list puts driver shortage at top for 4th straight year

Each October, as an annual rite of passage and a barometer of the operational and financial aspects of the trucking industry, motor carrier executives...

‘Diversity, equity, and inclusion’ encompass much more than race — and can lay a strong foundation for a company’s success

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become a common catchphrase in American culture, but what exactly what does it mean and why is it...

Predicting 2021: Industry experts optimistic, but driver shortage may cloud outlook

If 2020 proved anything it’s that forecasting the future is far from an exact science. After all, who predicted a worldwide pandemic and the...

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...

TCA HIGHWAY ANGELS

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

Highway Angels | January-February

Professional truck drivers Rick Connell, Bruno Filipe Da Costa Raposo, Chris Delancey, Josh Elmore, Gene Miller, Robbin Peters, and Donna Wright have been named...

‘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...

Viva Las Vegas! TCA’s Annual Convention relocating for 2021 in-person event; Daymond John of ‘Shark Tank’ to keynote

The Truckload Carriers Association is pivoting its upcoming annual convention — Truckload 2021: Las Vegas — to the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, April 17-20,...

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

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

While the aftermath of the general election and Joe Biden securing the presidency have taken the spotlight, trucking news continues to come out of...

Infrastructure Bill 2017 vs. 2021: Where Trump faltered, can Biden succeed?

Standing before a packed U.S. House of Representatives chamber on February 28, 2017, newly sworn-in President Donald J. Trump was delivering his first State...

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...

TALKING TCA

Articles and stories discussing TCA programs and services

2020 Company Driver of the Year and 2020 Owner-Operator of the Year finalists announced

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), and its partners Overdrive and Truckers News, have released the names of the 2020 Company Driver of the Year...

Dealmaking 101 — Choosing the right battles is key to winning the war

By The Tenney Group President & CEO Spencer Tenney and Senior Analyst Stephen JoestIn order for buyers and sellers of businesses to successfully execute...

Viva Las Vegas! TCA’s Annual Convention relocating for 2021 in-person event; Daymond John of ‘Shark Tank’ to keynote

The Truckload Carriers Association is pivoting its upcoming annual convention — Truckload 2021: Las Vegas — to the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, April 17-20,...

Common ground: Cross-border professionals met virtually to discuss issues facing both U.S. and Canada

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) hosted its Fourth Annual Bridging Border Barriers event virtually on Thursday, November 19.More than 500 industry professionals attended the...

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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