It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I took the helm of the Truckload Carriers Association.
After 35 years of serving the automobile-dealer industry, I was eager for a change. When I first joined TCA, I was warned that trucking had a way of “getting in your blood.” I can now confirm that trucking is pulsing through my veins.
In a recent Truckload Indexes article, I took the opportunity to reflect upon my time at TCA, the relationships I’ve formed with people — from carriers to vendors throughout North America — and even shared key characteristics of mature industries. I encourage you to give it a read and share your thoughts with me.
I urge you to attend TCA’s 82nd Annual Convention — Truckload 2020: Orlando, and I thank all who have already registered. This event presents the opportunity to network and collaborate with like-minded executives who are seeking solutions and leave with concrete takeaways for you to use within your operation.
During the event, set for Feb. 29 through Mar. 3, we’re excited to have Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator Jim Mullen; baseball’s “Iron Man” and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.; Navy SEAL and dynamic speaker Curt Cronin; panel discussions featuring industry executives; and more.
To learn more about Truckload 2020: Orlando, visit tca2020.com. This is Truckload’s premier event, where trucking professionals come to learn, network, and make lasting relationships.
As in my Truckload Indexes article, I’ll close with the importance of doubling down on your personal relationships in this industry, and on the customers that value your service, your drivers, your knowledge, and most importantly, your time.
In 2020, let’s go against the grain and be different. Let’s be #TruckloadStrong.
The Truckload Authority News Staff, comprised of award winning journalists and graphic artists, produces content for Truckload Authority, working in cooperation with the Truckload Carriers Association staff. Truckload Authority aims to keep TCA members abreast on the latest trends in the trucking industry as well as articles that feature TCA member executives and drivers. The Truckload Authority staff is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.