Truckload Carriers Association

Boyd Bros. Transportation driver tops 2 million miles

Company driver Virgil Shell recently exceeded driving 2 million miles safely, Boyd Bros. Transportation announced. A 16-year veteran trucker and resident of Columbia, S.C, Shell was given a bonus check and trophy for his accomplishment. Shell said that he enjoys working for the Clayton, Ala.-based fleet. The carrier was recently selected as Best Fleet for Company Drivers by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge.

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Women in Trucking go for Pepsi Refresh grant

In a presentation at the Truckload Carriers Association/ACS "Perfect Storm" conference in Nashville, sponsored by Overdrive's owners, Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information, Women in Trucking's Ellen Voie (pictured) talked about her organization's work identifying and remedying difficulties some women, particularly new entrants, face in the industry, in particular opportunities for harassment that arise in training situations. "We are working with J.J. Keller to come out with a white paper on best practices," she said, for ...

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CSA 2010 to bring increase in driver pay?

The news over at the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday included a release from editors at J.J. Keller, emphasizing the reach of CSA 2010 beyond just for-hire truck carriers. "When the term 'motor carrier' is used," says Transportation Management Editor Robert Rose, "many people immediately connect this to mean only 'trucking companies.' In actuality, applies to all carriers with a US DOT number engaged in the furtherance of interstate commerce, no matter what 'type' of ...

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Hubbard named Highway Angel of Year

The Ruan Transport driver saved the life of a man trapped inside a burning car.

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Trucking to the Bowl Championship Series

Five trucking sponsors have partnered to make possible a college football bowl game to be held on December 18 in Boise, Idaho, with a 5:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN. With the Truckload Carriers Association, broker organization the Transportation Intermediaries Association, the Healthy Trucking Association of America and Women in Trucking, uDrove, a provider of smartphone-centric trucking software, gives its name to the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl. The game will the first under a new four-year relationship, ...

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Friday: Deadline for trucker award nomination

The nomination deadline has been extended to Oct. 29 for the 2011 Overdrive TCA Owner-Operator of the Year.

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TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.

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Stagecoach driver named Highway Angel

Jaime Avitia has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for helping an accident victim.

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Be the next Owner-Operator of the Year

Drivers can be nominated for the Overdrive Truckload Carriers Association Owner-Operator of the Year award through Oct. 29.

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LogBook

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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