TCA

Prime commanding lead in TCA weight-loss showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition is now well into its 7th week, and results from the end of week 6 showed Springfield, Mo.-based, heavily owner-operator-focused carrier Prime Inc.'s personnel holding a relatively strong lead for the fourth week running, but with System Transport moving up a spot to second and gaining ground. Below find TCA's graphic showing the full week 6 results, based on the percentage of total weight shed over the weeks. And ...

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One driver’s Wisconsin idyll — photos from the road

On the road yesterday in Wisconsin I happened into this moment of contented beauty -- in the backyard of 56-year-old Roehl Transport flatbed division driver John Moeller. Moeller was named the TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year just weeks back at the TCA annual meeting in Florida, and his prize Cummins-powered Dodge Ram 2500 is looking well at home in his driveway, I might add. Rolling into Marshfield, Wis., enjoying the unseasonably warm March Monday, ...

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Trucker helps diabetic motorist

Walden Haulers Group driver Jonathan Bennett was named a Highway Angel for helping a motorist avert a medical emergency, the Truckload Carriers Association announced. Bennett, an emergency medical technician, helped administer orange juice from his cab to a woman with diabetes in November. She had been unable to maintain proper glucose levels while she and her sister were stopped at a road closing near a mountain gorge on Interstate 40 between North Carolina and Tennessee. When ...

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ATA, TCA challenge hours rule

ATA questioned changes to the restart provision requiring it include two consecutive periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

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Driver named Highway Angel for helping couple at roadside

Kool Pak company driver Mike Mozley has been named a Highway Angel for helping a couple attach chains to their car at roadside, the Alexandria, Va.-based Truckload Carriers Association said. Near lunchtime in January, Mozley saw the stranded husband and wife attempting to put chains on their Cadillac on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon before they entered California. The couple were en route to the funeral of the husband's mother, who had died only the previous ...

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Rocha, Bison win TCA fleet safety awards

Receiving Truckload Carriers Association’s National Fleet Safety Awards were Rocha for small carriers and Bison for large carriers.

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Severson named top owner-operator

A truck driver for 49 years, Severson has more than 5.1 million accident-free miles.

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Brenny named Influential Woman in Trucking

The award was made by Navistar and the Women in Trucking Association.

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Paramount top carrier for owner-operators

Paramount won for the second year in a row in the contest put on by Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

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Hours debacle covered at news site Politico

**(Overdrive editor Max Heine is posting updates from the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting via the OD Twitter feed and Facebook page today. Expected to be included among the news are company driver and owner-operator of the year awards. Stay tuned.)** Click through the thumbnail of the graph here for Politico writer Adam Snider's brief dissection of the debate over the new hours rule, his reporting tracking primarily in the divisions over what exactly is wrong ...

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