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The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is the only national trade association whose sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, intermodal container and end-dump carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has for the last 69 years dedicated itself to representing the interests of truckload carriers. TCA is proud to be a member-driven organization, providing benefits and services to our members regardless of size.

Some of their services include sharing new ideas, developing new strategies for the future, and working to ensure safe, high quality, reliable and efficient truckload transportation services.

Members can network with top industry executives to develop new strategies for the future. Committees, task forces and programs are geared toward specific truckload carrier operations and issues.

The Safety page on their web site provides access to the Safety 411 web link, information on catastrophic accident plans and safe backing techniques.

Mission Statement

To create success for the truckload industry and the communities it serves.

Highway Angels

The TCA honors professional truck drivers that demonstrate unusual kindness, courtesy, and courage. In September, William 'Bill" Sydenstricker, a driver for John Christner Trucking of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, was honored for helping an elderly man in a burning pickup truck. In August, Richard Koss, a driver for L.R. Vincent Truck & Service, Inc. out of Kingsford, Michigan was given the award for assisting a family that had just experienced a rollover accident. The company, L.R. Vincent Truck & Service, also received acknowledgement for Richard Koss' actions.

Safety 411

The Truckload Carriers Association has created "Safety 411" to enable TCA Safety Directors to network with each other on truckload safety and security issues.

Audio Conference on Driving Green and Profitability

"Green Can Contribute to the Bottom Line" This one-hour audio conference, presented in 2007, featured Jim O'Neil, President of O & S Trucking, Inc. and Herb J. Schmidt, President of Contract Freighters, Inc. With them was Bruce Stockton, Vice President Maintenance, of Contract Freighters, Inc. Matt Payne of the EPA SmartWay Partnership program was the fourth member of the audio presentation on how to reduce fuel consumption, lower operating costs and gain the cooperation from drivers and the rest of the company.

Divisions of the Truckload Carriers Association

• Independent Contractor Division
o Division Chair: Birdie Watson - O & S Trucking, Inc.
o Vice Chair: Nicholas Wingerter, Bee Trucking, LLC
o Secretary/Treasurer: Brian Etchinson, FFE Transportation Services
o Immediate Past Chair: Carlo Santos, Refrigerated Food Express, Inc.
• Refrigerated Division
o Division Chair: Corey England, C.R. England, Inc.
o Vice Chair: Larry Miller, L.W. Miller Transportation, Inc.
o Secretary/Treasurer: Russell Stubbs, FFE Transportation
o Immediate Past Chair: Jon Isaacson, Central Refrigerated Service
• Safety and Security Division
o Division Chair: Tom Lansing, Hogan Transports, Inc.
o Vice Chair: Don Lacy, Prime, Inc.
o Vice Chair: Doug Cook, Covenant Transport, Inc.
o Secretary/Treasurer: Harry Kimball, Freymiller, Inc.
o Immediate Past Chair: Elaine Briles, Dart Transit Company
o Program Chair: Danny Sexton, D & D Sexton, Inc.

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