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

Mayday, mayday! A tale of two sides of a dispute over spot rates

Frustration over spot freight rates bottoming out due to the COVID-19 pandemic drew more than 100 small-business owner-operators to Washington, D.C., for a “May...

Will INVEST in America Act pause the clock on HOS revisions?

The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, introduced June 3 by House Transportation & Infrastructure...

Accountability factor: Program removes not preventable crashes from CSA

Lost amidst the excitement of the release of the new, more flexible hours of service rule, and the attention appropriately being given to the...

$64,000 question: Can the trucking industry emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than before?

The COVID-19 crisis isn’t the type of tunnel one enters with an optimistic eye. After all, a global enemy infecting more than seven million...

Finally flexible: Carriers, drivers applaud HOS revisions

Long-awaited revisions to the hours of service (HOS) regulations were released on May 14 to mixed reviews. The changes, published in the Federal Register...

TCA HIGHWAY ANGELS

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

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

View current and previous editions of Truckload Authority magazine

Truckload Authority – July/August 2020 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority Digital Edition July/August 2020: DOT Secretary Elaine Chao says administration listened to drivers' HOS concerns

Truckload Authority, May/June 2020 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority Digital Edition May/June 2020: New TCA Chairman Dennis Dellinger Outlines Agenda

Finally flexible: Carriers, drivers applaud HOS revisions

Long-awaited revisions to the hours of service (HOS) regulations were released on May 14 to mixed reviews. The changes, published in the Federal Register...

VIDEOS

Trucker News Channel — Trucker buried alive

In this video, we cover: A trucker is buried alive | Train hits big rig | NFL star fights trucker | CAT Scale's Rig...

The Trucker News Channel — Dead body found on top of trailer

David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. A dead body is found on top of a trailer, border agents find a surprise inside a load of...

The Trucker News Channel – Getting $10 a mile

In this show we cover... - Trucker has stash of pipe bombs - Toll workers losing their jobs - Getting $10 a mile the hard way - Iowa...

The Trucker News Channel – Trucker gun battle

In this edition we cover... - Trucker shoots it out with cops - Bees close down truck stop in Nevada - Customs broker scam Hi, I'm David Compton....

The Trucker News Channel Episode #103

In this episode... - Freight brokers - $2 million in cash inside cab - Try logging on and then off - Cat Scale Rig of the Week

The Trucker News Channel – Cops run from semi

The Trucker News Channel - Cops run from semi

The Trucker News Channel – Black mamba found in semi

The Trucker News Channel - Black mamba found in semi

The Trucker News Channel 100th episode

In this episode we cover... - GATS canceled - Milk tanker spills - Arizona adds emergency parking for trucks - Semi hit and run David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton....

The Trucker News Channel – Free masks for truckers

In this episode... - Fast food chain gives away food to truckers - 800,000 masks to be given away on truck routes - Howes Hall of Fame -...

The Trucker News Channel – Masks for truckers entering Canada

In this episode we cover... - Canada requires truckers wear masks when crossing border - Trucking execs named to White House economic group - A new trailer...

TRUCKING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

Major legislative and regulatory issues facing trucking industry

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...

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

Regulations take the spotlight in this edition of Capitol Recap. The Entry Level Driver Training rule has been delayed; the FMCSA has decided that...

TALKING TCA

Articles and stories discussing TCA programs and services

Access Timely Webinar Recordings

Throughout this unprecedented time, the Truckload Carriers Association has made it a priority to provide our members with valuable resources. In addition to daily news...

Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Since 1973, the Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry. The fund awards up to $6,250 per...

Carrier Profile: Those who deliver — National Carriers Inc.

Jim Franck fell into trucking mostly by accident. Originally, he planned to go to law school, but there was an abundance of attorneys at the...

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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