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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 – May/June 2021 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority May/June 2021 Digital Edition: Seizing the Moment: New TCA Chairman Jim Ward calls on members to tout importance of trucking. Also in this edition: 'Mr. Fixit' | Path to Progress | Carrier Profitability

Truckload Authority – March/April 2021 Digital Edition

Truckload Authority January/February 2021 Digital Edition: Kwik Look: Speed reader Jim Kwik among Truckload 2021: Las Vegas highlights.  Also in this edition: Meet Pete | Seeking Normalcy | No Greater Honor

TRENDS IN TRUCKING

In depth articles on trends in the trucking industry

Carrier Profitability: Shared metrics, meetings, guidance key benefits of TPP

Many industries have advocacy groups, and there are many reasons for joining. The Truckload Carriers Association, however, has sweetened the deal with its TCA...

Learning to follow: Autonomous technology may be ready before the rules are

The term “platooning” has mostly faded from trucking media, but it’s a huge part of the march to total autonomy at Pittsburgh-based Locomation. According...

Sting of the pen: Biden wants to radically reshape how fossil fuels are collected, transported, and consumed

Fracking may have come into the Biden administration’s crosshairs, but opinions are mixed on what impact further restrictions and regulations would have on trucking,...

Game changer: Technology sparks development of truck safety systems

Oh, how technology can change the playing field. Smartphones are a prime example.As smartphones have become a constant companion for most people in the...

Seeking Normalcy: Carriers planning for 2021 with questions about trucks, rates, drivers

If the year 2020 taught us anything about business, it’s that predictions are often worth the real estate value of the cyberspace they occupy....

TCA HIGHWAY ANGELS

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

Highway Angels | May-June

Professional truck drivers William Church, Stan Clayton, Demetrius Fields, Morgan Kirkland, Christopher Lloyd, William “Bill” McNamee, team drivers Kloe Myers and John Dowdy, John...

Highway Angels | March-April

Professional truck drivers Royford Burris, Joseph Brown, Christina Castillo, Phil Cicero, Clayvon Daniels, William and Becky Gregory, Ken Lukomski, and Earl Morgan-Heft have been...

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...

Seizing the Moment: New TCA Chairman Jim Ward calls on members to tout importance of trucking

During his 30 years in trucking, Truckload Carriers Association Incoming Chairman Jim Ward says he’s watched the industry transition through three interesting cycles. During...

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

‘Mr. Fixit’: Biden rolls out plan to repair 20,000 miles of highways, 10,010 bridges

“Mr. Fixit” was a popular Canadian instructional series that aired on CBC Television from 1955 to 1965.The series demonstrated home repairs and construction by...

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

BIPARTISAN TRUCK PARKING LEGISLATION REINTRODUCEDBipartisan legislation aimed at creating safe, secure parking sites for commercial truck drivers has been reintroduced in the U.S. House...

Path to progress: Fuel tax, vehicle miles traveled tax square off as primary options for sustaining Highway Trust Fund

When you think about America’s progress, it’s easy to look at the advanced number of roads and highway systems as a symbol of that...

Biden’s Box of Infrastructure Chocolates: Crumbling roads, unsafe bridges, and dwindling funds

Most Americans are familiar with the iconic phrase uttered by actor Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning film “Forrest Gump,” spoken as he sits...

Meet Pete: New transportation secretary has ambitious plans for infrastructure, emission standards

President Joe Biden wasted no time in making major Cabinet appointments, announcing Pete Buttigieg as his choice for the U.S. Department of Transportation secretary...

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

Despite the change in administrations and the fact that there is no clarity about where President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stand...

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...

TALKING TCA

Articles and stories discussing TCA programs and services

A culture of performance: TCA President John Lyboldt lauds staff work ethic during pandemic

It has been over a year since the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) last met in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic.TCA hosted its virtual...

TCA provides access to timely, relevant educational content for execs, safety and operations personnel

Are you ready to improve yourself and your team in 2021? Want to earn continuing education credit? TCA has you covered, and you can...

Another virtual success: TCA members shape policy, define goals during Spring Business Meetings

Even though continuing COVID-19 gathering restrictions prompted the Truckload Carriers Association to move Truckload 2021: Las Vegas from April to September in hopes of...

Carrier Profile: Those Who Deliver | Hirschbach

Everyone has a critical role to play at Dubuque, Iowa-based Hirschbach. The company is one big team — and that’s what makes Hirschbach tick,...

NATIONAL NEWSMAKERS

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

An Entrepreneurial Spirit: Daymond John of ‘Shark Tank’ parlays $40 purchase into multimillion dollar FUBU empire

The best entrepreneurial spirit often grows out of less-than-ideal circumstances. As one of the most iconic urban fashion designers of modern times, that is...

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