TCA

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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TCA prizes announced

Prizes for the winners of the Truckload Carriers Association Weight Loss Showdown include a top cash award of $2,500 and fitness equipment, TCA announced. The trucker with the greatest percentage of weight lost in the contest will receive $2,500 while the company with the greatest team percentage of weight loss will receive $13,000 worth in fitness equipment for an exercise room from StayFit. The fitness room will include an elliptical cross trainer, a recumbent stationary bike and ...

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Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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