In the late 1920s, truck and bus operators across the state of South Carolina began meeting to discuss issues of mutual concern. These meetings eventually led to the 1932 formation of the Motor Carriers Association of South Carolina, an advocacy and trade organization centered in Greenville, South Carolina.
The mission of the SCTA is to utilize the resources of the motor carrier industry, to enhance the ability of its members to efficiently, safely & profitably serve the transportation needs of the state, region & nation by providing educational opportunities, compiling & distributing essential information & conducting aggressive programs of advocacy.
As part of their efforts to feed the hungry of central South Carolina, SCTA members regularly transport food to the Florence and Columbia locations of Harvest Hope, a non-profit agency. With the help of SCTA, Harvest Hope has moved closer to achieving its goal of gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion, and education. Their mission has helped to greatly eliminate food waste in the state, and SCTA is proud to have played an important part in this accomplishment.
SCTA also supports the Buck-A-Cup (BAC) program. This is a project to raise funds for people with disabilities. Sponsored by Easter Seals, the Buck-A-Cup program has been an overwhelmimg success, and the SCTA has been proud to partner with them and to promote the purchase of BAC buttons by our members and truck drivers.
SCTA supports the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars program, a project that recycles used and unwanted trucks, cars, boats and motorcycles in order to raise money for public health education, organ donation programs, and medical research on preventing kidney disease. Because SCTA members willingly provide printable space on their trucks to advertise for Kidney Cars, the program has achieved a new level of public awareness throughout the southeast.
Some examples of articles on the South Carolina Trucking Association web site include "Leading Business Orgs Back Fuel Taxes"; "Randolph: Cap and trade will slow economy, raise prices"; and "Governors Urge Congress to Restore Highway funds".
The SCTA lists their Truck Operator Members directory. They also list allied members and the services and products they provide.
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President and CEO: J. Richards (Rick) Todd
Vice President of Risk Management, Safety & Training: G.M. (Scott) Murray