Truckload Carriers Association

Industry’s top challenge: Finding drivers

Trucking executives favor the long-term viability of using leased owner-operators to meet their capacity needs.

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FMCSA sends CSA warning letters to carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently sent warning letters to 23,000 carriers that need to address areas of compliance.

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TCA names Fremont top fleet for company drivers

Fremont Contract Carriers offers one of the most comprehensive bonus programs of any fleet in the 2011 survey, TCA said.

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TCA: Paramount top fleet for independents

The carrier provides steady miles and home time, along with different insurance options at reasonable rates, TCA said.

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TCA supports electronic logging

In its ELD policy, TCA included that privacy rights of drivers be assured and that drivers shall be responsible for operating ELDs.

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Driver shortage leading to higher pay

Driver pay will rise an average 3-5 cents a mile for company drivers and 4-6 cents for owner-operators over the next 12 months, Gordon Klemp predicted.

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LogBook

A capacity shortage, a fatigue inspection, a new tax requirement and highway heroes are among the featured news items.

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TCA names 20 top fleets

Company drivers and owner operators were asked to nominate carriers that operate 10 trucks or more.

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FedEx Freight driver named TCA Highway Angel

Bill G. Poulos was honored for helping a small child caught in a bad situation.

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Driver of the Month

Dart driver Randy Peterson has training simulator and 41 years of experience in tow.

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