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  1. Outstanding Drivers Recognized at the “Elite”Fleet Jeff Gutzler has beenawarded Driver of the Month for September of 2017 by National Carriers, Inc. Heoperates a company truck within NCI Hides Division where he recently celebratedhis tenth anniversary. He and his wife,Billie, are residents of Portales, New Mexico. He is now a finalist for NCIDriver of the Year to be announced in April of 2018. National Carriersspokesman Ed Kentner stated, “Jeff is one of the most upbeat, professionaldrivers in the industry. His appearance and attitude is always professional.Drawing from his military background he completes assigned tasks with minimalassistance. He has twenty-four years of safe truck driving with the lastmillion and a half miles with NCI. He is now eligible to compete for our NCIDriver of the Year Award in April of 2018.” Gutzler explains his motivation while driving, “I am always looking behind, looking to each side, lookingahead, looking far ahead, always on the lookout for the other driver who maynot be paying attention or who is driving dangerously. Defensive drivingcannot be over emphasized. I am thankful the opportunity NCI has given me and Ialso appreciate being recognized as driver of the month.” The “Elite” Fleet hasrecently recognized Laura McCullough, Roger Alexander, Mike Wylie, and JamesJohnson with safety rings in recognition of five years of accident free drivingwhile Robert Mallard was recognized for ten years. Each Driver of the Month is afinalist for NCI Driver of the Year 2017 with each monthly winner receiving a$500 bonus. National Carriers Driver of the Year is awarded a $5000 prize atthe NCI Driver of the Year Banquet held in Arlington, Texas in the spring of2018. Company Information National Carriers is a diversified motorcarrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States withtransportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logisticsservices. At National Carriers, our mission is "to be the safest, mostcustomer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class." Being part of the Elite Fleet® meansenjoying a career worthy of your skills and commitment to excellence. Webelieve long-term success is waiting for you at National Carriers®, one of thenation's oldest, most respected and largest carriers. Learn about our excitingopportunities for owner operators as well as company drivers. If you are interested in a leasing a truck,National Carriers® Leasing Division is theideal partner to help you get started. FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE National Carriers, Inc. | 3925 Carbon Rd, Irving, TX 75038 Contact: Edward Kentner, Director of Media | Phone:(800) 835-2097 Ext. 6628 Email: edward.kentner@nationalcarriers.com | Website: www.nationalcarriers.com View the full article
  2. <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;"> </span></p> <table width="100%" style="margin: 0px; width: 100%; max-width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'><img width="160" height="125" title="" align="inline" id="_x0000_i1025" style="border-bottom-color:black;border-bottom-style:solid;border-bottom-width: 0px;border-left-color:black;border-left-style:solid;border-left-width:0px; border-right-color:black;border-right-style:solid;border-right-width:0px; border-top-color:black;border-top-style:solid;border-top-width:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px" src="http://app.meltwaterpress.com/mpress/uploadedimages/2017/6/13/2584331497412175370.png"></span></p> </td> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;"> <p align="right" style="text-align:right"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>For Immediate Release<br> October 12, 2017<br> <br> Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach & Engagement<br> 703-838-1950 or <a title="mhall@truckload.org">mhall@truckload.org</a> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"></td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:2"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 16pt; font-weight: bold;'>Former Air Force One Pilot's Personal Stories of <br> September 11 Cap off Successful Fundraising Evening </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:3"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:4"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 13pt; font-style: italic;'>Gala attendees experience inspiring patriotic speeches and raise more than <br> $70,000 to support Wreaths Across America's mission to Remember, Honor, Teach</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:5"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:6"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>OXON HILL, Md. — On Wednesday evening, trucking industry executives from across the U.S. and Canada gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) fifth annual charitable gala benefitting the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America (WAA). </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>Gala attendees raised $73,583 to support WAA’s mission to Remember our fallen veterans, to Honor those who have served, and to Teach the next generation the values of patriotism. Money raised at the gala will go towards producing the more than one million remembrance wreaths delivered to veterans’ cemeteries on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 16.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>“The service of TCA members, in combination with others in the trucking industry, has grown exponentially, from 30 loads hauled in 2008 to 450 loads hauled in 2016,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “It’s moving to see, year after year, how the trucking industry comes together to support the Worcester family and Wreaths Across America’s mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.”</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>The gala’s keynote speaker was Colonel Mark Tillman, pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009, including during the September 11 attacks. Tillman detailed the harrowing hours flying President Bush that day, uncertain if Air Force One itself would be targeted in the attacks. His engaging speech highlighted the courage and teamwork of all agencies and personnel responsible for ensuring the President’s safety. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>A unique performance of the National Anthem was delivered by artist/vocalist Joe Everson, who painted a portrait of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima as he sang. The painting was placed in the silent auction and quickly became the big ticket item of the night, with a winning bid of $5,258.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>Other notable participants included Sue Pollard, the 2017-18 president of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service to the U.S.; Lieutenant Colonel Sid Taylor, Arlington National Cemetery chaplain, who blessed the dinner; and Morrill and Karen Worcester, of Wreaths Across America.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>The largest pledge of the evening was a generous $50,000 donation from the National Association of Independent Truckers, NAIT's insurance partners TransGuard, and IAT Insurance Group.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>The gala was hosted by Freightliner and Pilot Flying J. Throughout the evening, additional donations were collected from fundraising opportunities including a photo booth sponsored by DriverFacts and the “Swag Grab” of WAA memorabilia sponsored by TravelCenters of America/Petro. There was also The Dog Tag Fundraiser, a living tribute to deceased veterans in which participants received one commemorative dog tag printed on-site and one dog tag printed in the name of a loved one who had served.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>The gala took place in conjunction with TCA’s Inaugural Call on Washington as well as its Policy Committees and Board of Directors Meetings at the Gaylord National Harbor. As a special symbol of the event, the Capital Wheel at National Harbor was lit up like a remembrance wreath with a bow, shining green and red across the Potomac on Tuesday evening.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>For more information about Wreaths Across America and National Wreaths Across America Day, visit <a href="http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?DynEngagement=true&H=%2Bdu7sJaY23OO%2BqQ6mC2QqglzHYl8onDna9bYv0z8S%2B2c1yLWI1mxfjF%2FW%2FWe4Wdw3Aqty37Dajmd2LZKKtlTtbjyHsIMJ7Q24CvhN34vuaPF9gIv0AKWXqGjsAjOPFKB&G=0&R=www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.&I=20171012203209.000000206984%40mail6-59-ussnn1&X=MHwxMDQ2NzU4OjU5ZGZhOTEwNzc1OWUzNmQwOWJjNTllYjs%3D&S=1avsfivUErdj8s4oWQqdvAmpKCxHo9u6f3W6mwNzTPk"><spanstyle="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.</span></a> To volunteer equipment or driving services, or to sponsor a load to haul the wreaths, visit <a href="http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?DynEngagement=true&H=%2Bdu7sJaY23OO%2BqQ6mC2QqglzHYl8onDna9bYv0z8S%2B2c1yLWI1mxfjF%2FW%2FWe4Wdw3Aqty37Dajmd2LZKKtlTtbjyHsIMJ7Q24CvhN34vuaPF9gIv0AKWXqGjsAjOPFKB&G=0&R=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.TruckloadOfRespect.com&I=20171012203209.000000206984%40mail6-59-ussnn1&X=MHwxMDQ2NzU4OjU5ZGZhOTEwNzc1OWUzNmQwOWJjNTllYjs%3D&S=hDZgqBQRWgjeDOEWsBV4VWrB9mgttQc_SOWMWDwuYdU"><spanstyle="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">www.TruckloadOfRespect.com</span></a>. You can also search the hashtag #WAAGala to view photos and updates from the event.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'> </span></p> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt;'>###</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:7"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"></td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:8;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p><span style='margin: 0px; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 11.5pt; font-style: italic;'>TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> </span><span style="margin: 0px;"><img width="2" height="2" id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://trk.email.dynect.net/trk.php?a=/o2/0/%2Bdu7sJaY23OO%2BqQ6mC2QqglzHYl8onDna9bYv0z8S%2B2c1yLWI1mxfjF%2FW%2FWe4Wdw3Aqty37Dajmd2LZKKtlTtbjyHsIMJ7Q24CvhN34vuaPF9gIv0AKWXqGjsAjOPFKB/i.gif&i=20171012203209.000000206984%40mail6-59-ussnn1&x=MHwxMDQ2NzU4OjU5ZGZhOTEwNzc1OWUzNmQwOWJjNTllYjs%3D"border="0"></span></p> View the full article
  3. <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style='margin: 0px; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana",sans-serif; font-size: 13pt; font-weight: bold;'>Dawn Roberts Named Driver of the Month at “Elite” Fleet</span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 115%; font-size: 13pt;"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif;'>National Carriers, Inc. has named Dawn Roberts as Driver of the Month for August of 2017. She drives a company truck on National Carriers Southwest Regional Fleet and lives in Houma Louisiana. She is now a finalist for National Carriers, Inc. Driver of the Year to be announced in April of 2018.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif;'>Safety Director Jill Maschmeier shared, “When our driver of the month selection committee called Dawn to notify her that she had been selected, her reaction was precious! She was starting to tear up from joy and surprise. The shock and disbelief in her voice was priceless. She is a humble person who does an exceptional job every day and our committee was pleased to name her as driver of the month. She now will compete for the $5000 Driver of the Year Award.” <span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif;'>A former airline stewardess, Roberts was employed as a flatbed driver when she noticed National Carriers trucks on the road. She was impressed with them and made herself a promise that one day she’d drive for the “Elite” Fleet. Later she and her driving partner joined NCI. After a short stay he decided to return to pulling flatbed trailers and she went to care for her sister who had become paralyzed. In June of 2016 she returned to drive solo and fourteen months later she is recognized for her excellence. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif;'>Roberts is surprised at being selected as driver of the month, “The first time I saw National Carriers trucks I was impressed. I thought to myself that someday I would drive for them. Once my sister’s situation was resolved I called National and was delighted when they rehired me. I enjoy driving trucks and the automatic transmission in my current Kenworth is a great thing. I’ve worked in the airline business and the oilfield business, but once I decided driving class “A” trucks was what I wanted to do, I grew into being a truck driver.” </span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 11pt;">Each Driver of the Month is a finalist for NCI Driver of the Year 2017 with each monthly winner receiving a $500 bonus. National Carriers Driver of the Year is awarded a $5000 prize at the NCI Driver of the Year Banquet held in Arlington, Texas in the spring of 2018. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-weight: bold;">Company Information</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 7px; line-height: normal;"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic;'>National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is "to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class."<span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 7px; line-height: normal;"><span lang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic;'>Being part of the Elite Fleet® means enjoying a career worthy of your skills and commitment to excellence. We believe long-term success is waiting for you at National Carriers®, one of the nation's oldest, most respected and largest carriers. Learn about our exciting opportunities for </span><a title="Learn about our exciting opportunities for owner operators as well as company drivers here. Plus, if you're ready to own your own truck, National Carriers' Leasing Division is the ideal partner to help you get started. Whether a driver wants to stay close" href="http://www.drivenci.com/owner_operators.html"><spanlang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic; text-decoration: none;'>owner operators</span></a><span lang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic;'> as well as </span><a title="For drivers that want to experience driving for the Elite Fleet but don't want the overhead associated with owning a truck, National Carriers offers positions as Company Drivers. Company Driving positions are available in all of our divisions including Re" href="http://www.drivenci.com/company_drivers.html"><span lang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic; text-decoration: none;'>company drivers.</span></a><span style="margin: 0px;"><span lang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;'> </span></span><span lang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic;'><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span>If you are interested in a leasing a truck, National Carriers® </span><a title="One option for individuals without a truck of their own is the National Carriers Lease Purchase program. Many makes and models of trucks are available, and low weekly payments terms are offered. Pending a credit check, a driver could be on the road and " href="http://www.drivenci.com/lease_purchase.html"><spanlang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic; text-decoration: none;'>Leasing Division</span></a><span lang="EN" style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: italic;'> is the ideal partner to help you get started.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 7px; line-height: normal;"><span lang="EN" style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt; font-style: italic;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: Calibri; text-decoration: underline;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt;">National Carriers, Inc.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt;">3925 Carbon Rd, Irving, TX 75038</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt;">Contact: Edward Kentner, Director of Media<span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt;">Phone: (800) 835-2097 Ext. 6628<span style="margin: 0px;"> </span>|<span style="margin: 0px;"> </span>Email: </span><a><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt;">e.kentner@nationalcarriers.com</span></a><span style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; font-size: 10pt;"></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;">Website: </span><a href="http://www.nationalcarriers.com/"><spanstyle="margin: 0px; color: rgb(42, 65, 113); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10pt;">www.nationalcarriers.com</span></a><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 10pt;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 13px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"> </span></p> View the full article
  4. Women In TruckingAssociation Announces its October 2017 Member of the Month Plover, WI (October 2, 2017)– Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces Johnelle DeBusk Hunt as itsOctober Member of the Month. Johnelle loved driving her friends around theneighborhood in one of her dad’s big trucks used for hauling poultry feed. Shehad no idea that those drives around town would prepare her for a lifetimeworking in transportation and helping build a Fortune 500 company with herhusband, J.B. Hunt. Johnelle was born in HeberSprings, Arkansas. She met Johnnie Bryan Hunt when she was a junior in highschool, and four years later they were married. She attended the University ofCentral Arkansas in Conway. Johnelle and J.B. Hunt were married for 55 yearsand were blessed with two children and seven grandchildren. “For the first 12 years wewere married,” says Johnelle, “he drove a truck, I took care of the ‘business’from the house. While he was on the road, I took care of the money, paid thebills, and raised the children. It was my job and I never complained, becausehe was providing for us and I could handle the rest.” In 1961, the J.B. HuntCompany, a rice hull packaging company, opened its doors in Stuttgart,Arkansas. Eventually, Johnelle wasneeded outside of the home and went to work part-time to help her husband growthe business. As the company expected, she found herself working more and more– helping with correspondence, financial statements, and bookkeeping. Beforelong, she was working full time. In 1969, the couple expanded the company’sservice offerings to include five trucks and seven refrigerated trailers,marking the start of J.B. Hunt Transport. Its success is a tribute to theHunt’s entrepreneurial spirit and hard work. “I always do the best I can,”says Johnelle. “I make decisions, and when something doesn't turn out like Iwanted it to, I let it go. The struggles are what make us appreciate when thegood times come.” Today, J.B. Hunt is one ofthe largest transportation and logistics providers in North America,encompassing intermodal, dedicated, truckload, LTL, final mile, refrigerated,flatbed, and expedited services. As the company grew, Johnelleheld a number of positions. “I did all the collecting from the beginning,” saysJohnelle. “Even after we got larger and I hired some other people, I kept thetough clients. The key was being persistent. I would call them morning, noon,and night.” Even after her retirementfrom the Board of Directors in 2008, Johnelle remained an active and importantpartner who continues to contribute to the company’s development and success. “Transportation is a greatfield for women,” says Johnelle. “Women can get things done. We see situationsdifferently, and I'm thrilled to know that we have women driving trucks.” Since her husband’s passingin December of 2006, Johnelle has returned full time to the workplace asChairman of Hunt Ventures. Her company is primarily responsible for theconception and development of the more than 700-acre project in Rogers,Arkansas, known as Pinnacle Hills. # # # Women InTrucking Association, Inc. isa nonprofit association established to encourage the employment ofwomen in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments andminimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its membersare men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported byits members and the generosity of Gold LevelPartners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems,Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance,Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, RyderSystem, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook,or LinkedIn. For moreinformation, visit www.womenintrucking.org orcall 888-464-9482. View the full article
  5. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: President & CEO of Conversion InteractiveAgency Kelley Walkup Celebrates 25 Years in Trucking Decades of Driver Recruiting& Retention Innovation Implemented Under Her Leadership BRENTWOOD, TENN., October 4, 2017 – ConversionInteractive Agency’s President and CEO Kelley Walkup celebrates 25 years in thetrucking industry as her company continues the legacy she has created ofinnovation in driver recruiting and retention. “I've learned that having people you can trulytrust and rely on is a huge part of success in business,” said Rob Hatchett, VPCommunications & Recruiting for Covenant Transportation Group. “KelleyWalkup is one of those people for me, and she has built her entire company tobe just like her. That's why so many people, including us, have greatconfidence that their recruiting efforts have strength under Kelley'soversight.” Walkup started her career in trucking workingfor a carrier in her home state of Michigan, and after a decade in managementand operations at a large furniture retailer, she landed at what was thenTMI-MultiMedia. Walkup climbed the ranks quickly, and became the leader of theorganization, managing the day-to-day operations and sales for the driverrecruitment advertising agency. In 2004, TMI-MultiMedia was purchased byFortune 500 Company, Affiliated Computer Services (ACS). Walkup remained thegeneral manager for what became ACS Advertising, and she was also named theorganization’s leader for the solution services side of the business, TripPakSERVICES. Six years later, in 2010, ACS was acquired byXerox, and ACS Advertising and TripPak SERVICES became a Xerox Company. Duringher time as the general manager for ACS Advertising and TripPak SERVICES,Walkup and her team developed innovation that ultimately changed the waycarriers recruit, retain and train drivers today. These innovations includedeveloping digital and social media strategies like LeadFlex landing pages thatdrive online leads directly to the carrier’s applicant tracking system;becoming the first advertising agency in trucking to establish a social mediamarketing and advertising department; developing online training for driverorientation, and much more. In February, 2015, Walkup purchased theadvertising agency and introduced the Conversion Interactive Agency brand tothe trucking industry. Since then, she has continued her legacy of innovationin recruiting by launching ConversionU, the training division of theorganization, creating ConvertIT, a solution for carriers to leverage theirdatabase with call, text and email campaigns, and most recently introducing arecruiting dashboard for Conversion clients to view leads and campaignperformance in real-time. “Those days working under the executiveleadership of Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies were challenging but alsorewarding,” said Walkup. “I learned a lot about the importance of investing ininnovation, building great teams, and always holding the customer’s goals andobjectives as priority. While I’m glad I own the company today, I wouldn’tchange how I got here and the lessons I learned along the way.” Walkup’s commitment to innovation is recognizedby her customers and the trucking industry. “Kelley has always been a leader inthe industry,” said Brad Vaughn, VP of Recruiting for Maverick Transportation.“She is the person others look to in the driver recruiting business to find outwhat is coming next and what technological advances we should be ready for.” In addition to the industry-leading innovationWalkup and her team have developed over the years, she is also the owner andfounder of the annual Recruitment &Retention Conference,the largest event for driver recruiting professionals in the trucking industry. Today, Walkup and the team at ConversionInteractive Agency work with over 100 carriers of all sizes helping them exceedtheir recruiting and retention goals to grow their fleet and fill their trucks.Many of these clients are not only business partners, but have also becomefriends along the way. “I first met Kelley in 1997 at the Mid AmericaTruck Show,” said Tim Norlin, VP of Driver Employment at Roehl Transport. “Webegan working together in 2003 when Multi-Media began handling the recruitmentmarketing for the carrier I was with. Through the years, Kelley has been astrategic partner. Her knowledge and expertise in driver recruitment issecond-to-none, and I owe a great deal of our recruitment success to her andher team. She has become a great friend to many of us in the industry, and Ilook forward to working with her for many more years to come!” Walkup’s team continues to grow and evolve asthe driver recruiting and retention landscape becomes even more challenging. “Ihave always been committed to developing innovative strategies that helpimprove the bottom line for carriers,” said Walkup. “Driver recruiting andretention is such a tough challenge for carriers, and we are dedicated tohelping carriers fill their trucks, grow their fleet and recruit and retain theright drivers for their organization. That is our mission, and I don’t think itwill ever change.” To find out more about Conversion InteractiveAgency, visit www.conversionia.com. About Conversion Interactive Agency Conversion Interactive Agency is a full serviceadvertising agency specializing in driver recruiting, retention and trainingfor the trucking industry. ConversionU, the organization’s trainingdivision hosts and manages the annual Recruitment and Retention Conference, thelargest event of its kind in the trucking industry. -XXX- Media Contact: Priscilla Peters, VPMarketing & Training, Conversion Interactive Agency, 615-377-2595, ppeters@conversionia.com View the full article
  6. FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE: OCTOBER 3, 2017 ShellLubricants Petitions U.S. White House to Name the Pickup Truck the “OfficialVehicle of the United States” Shell Lubricants tohonor the Historical Significance of the Pickup Truck through their newestShell ROTELLA® campaign, “Pickup Pride” Houston – The maker of Shell ROTELLA® engine oilis leading the effort to have the U.S. White House formally recognize thepickup truck as the “Official Vehicle of the United States.” To pay homage tothe substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working theirway into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading anational Shell ROTELLA® campaign, entitled “Pickup Pride” which may foreverchange the way Americans view the pickup truck. “The campaigncelebrates the achievements of hard-working Americans and highlights the pickuptruck, which for almost a century, continues to support those who have giventheir blood, sweat, and tears to help build our country,” said Megan Pino, GlobalBrand Manager for Shell ROTELLA® engine oil. “The pickup truck exemplifiesAmerica’s resilience and the work it takes to continue to build our communitiesand support our farms, both which deserve to be recognized.” There aremilestones that need to be reached for the pickup truck to be recognized as the“Official Vehicle of the United States” including: A formal petition must be submitted on Whitehouse.gov. along with 100,000 signatures The signatures must be collected within a 30-day period (October 3, 2017 – November 2, 2017) After reaching the 100,000-signature goal, the petition will be placed into a queue for review by a standing group of White House staff and can still generate signatures from the American public while awaiting a response. As of today,the petition is live and can be signed and shared on https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/petition-name-pickup-truck-official-vehicle-united-states. Once 100,000 signatures are collectedand submitted, the government will read the petition and either move forwardwith the proposal or offer a response. Please join the Shell ROTELLA®campaign to honor the pickup truck by signing the petition to help reach100,000 signatures to ensure the White House responds to the petition. “Shell ROTELLA®is a brand that truly embodies the spirit of hard work, and the pickup truckexemplifies just that,” said Dave Waterman, North American Marketing Manager,Shell Lubricants. “The pickup truck has played an invaluable role in helpingAmerican men and women build our country from the ground up. Like othernoteworthy American icons, such as the sport of baseball, the bald eagle, andthe Star-Spangled Banner, the pickup truck deserves this official title.” Additionally,Shell Lubricants has teamed up with Tommy Pike, of Tommy Pike Customs™, tomodify two pickup trucks that will serve as mascots for the campaign. Tommy and his team, well-known leaders in the pickup truck and automotivecustomization industry for more than 15 years, will include the pickup truckson the 2018 Tommy Pike Customs Tour. To learn moreabout the petition, visit https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/petition-name-pickup-truck-official-vehicle-united-statesand follow Shell ROTELLA® on social media using the hashtag #PickupPride: Facebook:@ShellRotella Twitter:@ShellRotella Instagram:@ShellRotellaT About ShellLubricants The term‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shellplc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companieslead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12% of global lubricantsvolume. * The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer,heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricantsportfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®,FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX®and Jiffy Lube®. About Tommy Pike Customs™ Tommy PikeCustoms™ has been a leader in the automotive customization industry for morethan fifteen years. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Tommy Pike Customsis truly a one-stop shop for all things automotive. Specializing in modernmuscle, performance and cutting edge customization, Tommy Pike and staff canassist customers with any level custom project. To learn moreabout Tommy Pike Customs visit their website at www.tommypikecustoms.com and follow them on Facebook,(@tommypikecustoms) Twitter (@tommypikecustom) and Instagram(@tommypikecustoms). INQUIRIES: Caitlin D’Elia Coyne PR Shell Lubricants cdelia@coynepr.com Shell Media Line Office:(973) 588-2000 713-241-4544 View the full article
  7. Three Shell ROTELLA® EngineOils Meet Ford Diesel Engine OilSpecification Approval is for Shell ROTELLA® API CK-4 Oils Houston – Ford Motor Company hasapproved three Shell ROTELLA® heavy-duty engine oils that meet theAPI CK-4 specification for use in Ford diesel vehicles as they also meet a newFord specification for their diesel vehicles. The approved oils, Shell ROTELLA®T4 15W-40 Triple Protection, Shell ROTELLA® T5 10W-30 SyntheticBlend and Shell ROTELLA® T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic, meet Ford MaterialEngineering Specification WSS-M2C171-F1. “During the API categorydevelopment process, the technology team for Shell ROTELLA® designedour CK-4 engine oils to surpass the specification requirements so that they canmeet or exceed the needs of different engine and vehicle manufacturers,” saidDan Arcy, global OEM technical manager, Shell Lubricants. “We have workedclosely with Ford to demonstrate that Shell ROTELLA® engine oilsmeet the WSS-M2C171-F1 specification and provide the protection they require.” Shell ROTELLA® T3 15W-40Fleet, Shell ROTELLA® T4 10W-30 Triple Protection and Shell ROTELLA® T5 15W-40Synthetic Blend have previously been approved as meeting Ford MaterialEngineering Specification WSS-M2C171-F1. Shell Lubricants spentmore than five years developing and testing their CK-4 specification heavy-dutyengine oils. This hard work resulted in the creation of the most technicallyadvanced Shell ROTELLA® products to date. The oils have been testedover more than 45 million miles on the road. The testing demonstrates thatShell ROTELLA® CK-4 formulations provide superior wear protectioncompared to Shell ROTELLA® legacy CJ-4 formulations. For more information about Shell ROTELLA®products visit Rotella.com. To stay current on thelatest news from Shell ROTELLA®, ‘Like’ Shell ROTELLA® onFacebook (Facebook.com/ShellRotella) and follow ShellROTELLA® on Twitter (Twitter.com/ShellRotella) and Instagram (Instagram.com/shellrotellat/) About ShellLubricants The term ‘ShellLubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc thatare engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead thelubricants industry, supplying more than 12 percent of global lubricantsvolume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer,heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricantsportfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®,FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX®and Jiffy Lube®. http://www.shell.com *Kline &Company, “Global Lubricants Industry November 2016: Market Analysis andAssessment. INQUIRIES: Blair Hefty Coyne PR Shell Lubricants bhefty@coynepr.com Shell Media Line Office:(973) 588-2000 713-241-4544 View the full article
  8. News Release Global Headquarters: 200 Innovation Way, Akron, Ohio 44316-0001 Media Website: www.GoodyearNewsRoom.com Contact:Mike Manges 330-796-6380 michael_manges@goodyear.com PremiumEnduranceGoodyearRolls Out Its Best Long-Haul Tire For Miles To Removal AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2017 – Long-haul fleets that want long miles toremoval have a new “go-to” tire in the Goodyear Endurance LHD. Displayed this week during the inauguralNorth American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., the Endurance LHD isThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s best long-haul tire for miles toremoval. “In today’s ultra-competitive freight haulingenvironment, no truck tire performance benefit is probably more important thanlong miles to removal,” said Dustin Lancy, marketing manager, Goodyear.“Enhanced mileage is an attribute that can positively impact a long-haulfleet’s bottom line.” Available now, the SmartWay-verifiedEndurance LHD drive tire is the latest addition to Goodyear’s Endurance line,which also includes the Endurance WHA, Goodyear’s longest-lasting waste haultire, and the Endurance RSA, a regional/long-haul tire. “Our Endurance family is an important elementof Goodyear’s Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network,reliable services and fleet management tools – all designed to help fleetslower their operating costs,” said Lancy. The Goodyear Endurance LHD contains a widerange of features, including: · A new capbase tread combination to help promote longer miles to removal and lowerrolling resistance · A newsidewall compound to help lower rolling resistance and promote fuel efficiency · A steelbelt package to help provide enhanced casing toughness · Ashoulder wedge, which was developed to help stabilize the tire’s belt packagewhile improving its longevity · GoodyearTredlock Technology to help stabilize the tire’s tread area for long miles toremoval and resistance to irregular wear The tire is now available in size 295/75R22.5(Load Range G) and 11R22.5 (Load Ranges G and H.) Another size, 11R24.5 (Load Range G), will be availablein December. Sizes 11R24.5 (Load Range H) and 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G) willbe available in January 2018. In addition, forlong-haul fleets that want to extend the lifecycle of the Endurance LHD,Goodyear currently plans to introduce a matching retread in 2018. The Endurance LHDretread will feature Goodyear UniCircle Technology. “The spliceless design ofour UniCircle treads matches the shape of the tire’s casing,” said Lancy. The Goodyear EnduranceLHD is available through the Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network,which encompasses more than 2,300 locations throughout the United States andCanada. “Our goal is to helpfleets reduce their total cost of ownership,” said Lancy. “We are confidentthese products will help accomplish that.” About The Goodyear Tire& Rubber Company: Goodyear offers The Total Solution of trusted products, anationwide network, reliable services and fleet management tools to helpcommercial trucking fleets lower their total cost of ownership. To learn more,visit www.goodyeartrucktires.com. View the full article
  9. For Immediate Release September 25, 2017 Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement 703-838-1950 or mhall@truckload.org TCA Welcomes Mattie Efferson as a Highway Angel Professional truck driver recognized for helping a fellow driver that suffered a stroke ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Mattie Efferson, of Joplin, Missouri, a professional truck driver with CFI of Joplin, Missouri, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). She is being recognized for assisting a fellow truck driver who had suffered a stroke. On March 12, Mattie and her finisher had stopped at the Derby City South Truck Plaza in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, for a late-night dinner. As they were walking back to their truck, they noticed a man lying immobile underneath a nearby truck. Mattie called out to him to see if he was all right, and when she did not receive a response, she quickly began running to see if he was still alive. She did find him conscious, but in desperate need of medical attention. Mattie stayed by the injured man's side until the medics arrived to ensure that he avoided further injuries and to help keep him calm. Mattie soon after learned that the driver had suffered a stroke which caused him to fall out of his truck, and that he had been lying in that same spot for five to six hours with neck injuries he had sustained from the fall. For her willingness to assist her fellow driver, TCA has presented Mattie with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. CFI also received a certificate acknowledging Mattie Efferson as a Highway Angel. EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job. # # # TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. About EpicVue Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs. View the full article
  10. For Immediate Release September 20, 2017 Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement 703-838-1950 or mhall@truckload.org Bennett International Group's Dave Begley Pulls Fellow Driver from Mangled Vehicle Professional truck driver named TCA Highway Angel for helping an injured man until EMS arrived ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Dave Begley, of Elkhart, Indiana, a professional truck driver for Bennett International Group of McDonough, Georgia, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for assisting a fellow truck driver who had crashed into a wooded area. On July 12, 2016, Dave was driving west on I-80 near the 51 mile marker at about 1:30 p.m. in Clarion, Indiana, when he heard over the CB that a truck had been in an accident further up the highway. Drivers on the road reported seeing the truck plow off the road into the woods. When Dave arrived on the scene, he pulled over, grabbed his fire extinguisher, and raced to the truck where three other drivers were already trying to help the trapped driver. Acting quickly, Dave was able to help remove the driver from the truck. The cab was so mangled, the rescue drivers had to cut the man free and pull him from the passenger side of the cab. The men carefully helped the injured driver walk from the cab to the shoulder of the road where they administered first aid with supplies provided by a volunteer first responder. Dave and the other drivers cleaned the driver’s cuts and scrapes. When the ambulance arrived, Dave helped the driver into a neck brace, lifted him onto a board, and then into the ambulance. The injured driver was talking and said that he could not remember how he got from the cab to the shoulder. The EMTs decided that the injured driver needed to be taken to a location where he could be airlifted to a Pittsburgh medical facility about 60 miles away. Sadly, the driver died the next morning from internal injuries. For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Dave with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. Bennett International Group also received a certificate acknowledging Dave Begley as a Highway Angel. EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job. # # # TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. About EpicVue Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs. View the full article
  11. For Immediate Release September 18, 2017 Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement 703-838-1950 or mhall@truckload.org Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company's Chris Lemaire performs CPR on collapsed driver ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Chris Lemaire, of Erath, Louisiana, a professional truck driver for Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company of Caseyville, Illinois, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for performing CPR on a fellow driver who collapsed. On February 22, Chris was at a Pilot Travel Center in Cartersville, Georgia. Another driver mentioned to him that he felt clammy and unwell. Without hesitation, Chris checked the drivers' blood pressure and advised him to call 911. Soon thereafter, the driver collapsed. Chris sprang into action, propping the driver’s head up, and began performing CPR. As a certified first responder, and with a previous career in law enforcement, helping this other human came second nature to Chris. The paramedics soon arrived to provide medical care. For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Chris with a certificate, patches, lapel pins, and truck decals. Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company also received a certificate acknowledging Chris Lemaire as a Highway Angel. EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job. # # # TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. About EpicVue Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs. View the full article
  12. For Immediate Release September 18, 2017 Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach & Engagement 703-838-1950 or mhall@truckload.org North America's Best Professional Truck Drivers Could Win $25,000 Nomination period for Driver of the Year Contests opens September 18 ALEXANDRIA, Va. and TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Today, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and partners Overdrive and Truckers News, officially opened nominations for the 2017 Driver of the Year Contests, sponsored by Cummins Inc. and Love’s Travel Stops. Nominations will be accepted until November 10th. The competition is divided into two categories: the Company Driver of the Year Contest (now in its 27th year) and the Owner Operator of the Year Contest (now in its 29th year). Company drivers must be nominated by the motor carriers that employ them, while owner operators may be nominated by themselves, spouses, or by carriers they have been leased to for a period of three or more years. The two overall winners will receive $25,000 each and the two runners-up in each division will win $2,500. Nominees must demonstrate a safe driving record with a minimum of one million consecutive accident-free miles, a strong work ethic, and a desire to improve their community and the image of the trucking industry. In addition to providing proof of operating information, work history, and safety record, nominees are asked to write a 300-word essay explaining why they are good “trucking citizens” and should be a candidate for the grand prize. Owner operator nominees are also required to provide documentation such as equipment specifications, business plans, and financial statements. To nominate a company driver or owner operator, please visit truckload.org/driver-of-the-year. The 2016 company driver grand prize winner, Murray Manuliak, has been a professional truck driver for over 25 years, accruing more than 3.1 million accident-free miles. He currently drives for Bison Transport, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and attributes his successes to his dedication to safety: “I keep safety at the forefront of everything I do—I drive safe, I teach safety to new Bison drivers. Safety is at the foundation of my success, and it is what has kept me on the road all these years.” Last year’s owner operator grand prize winner was Gary Buchs, who is leased to Landstar System, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida. A professional truck driver for over 27 years, who has driven more than 2.3 million consecutive accident-free miles, Buchs dedicates his time while not on the road to helping others and staying active. He completed the Chicago marathon in 2015, spends at least one week per year assisting victims of major wind or flood damage, and donates produce from his farmstead to local food pantries. Jim Gattoni, president and CEO of Landstar said, “Gary’s commitment to the safety and education of others speaks to his ability to represent our industry in a positive light. He [is] an outstanding ambassador to the public, projecting an image that is worthy of the industry’s safe, honorable, customer-driven professionals who deliver the goods that touch our lives every day.” A panel of judges will select the top three finalists for each contest, to be announced in December. Each of the six finalists will receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend TCA’s Annual Convention, scheduled for March 25-28, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, where one grand prizewinner will be selected for each contest. For more information about TCA and its activities, follow the organization on Facebook—truckload.org/Facebook—and Twitter—truckload.org/Twitter. ### TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. View the full article
  13. For Immediate Release September 18, 2017 Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement 703-838-1950 or mhall@truckload.org TCA Highway Angel Pulls Motorist from Burning Pick-up Truck Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC's Adrian Parada rescues man before his truck exploded ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Adrian Parada, of El Paso, Texas, a professional truck driver for Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC also of El Paso, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for pulling a motorist away from his burning pick-up truck just before it exploded. On October 25, 2016, Adrian was fueling at Love's Truck Stop in Fort Stockton, Texas when he observed a pick-up truck on fire. He quickly told a fellow Stagecoach driver to call 911 as he went to see if the driver needed assistance. When Adrian approached the vehicle, he saw the driver frantically attempting to exit the truck. The driver then fell to the pavement and Adrian pulled him away from the burning vehicle. As they retreated, there were two explosions. The motorist experienced burns to his knees, feet, and arms. Thanks to Adrian's selfless actions, the man was able to make it far enough away from the vehicle to avoid more serious injuries. For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Adrian with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC also received a certificate acknowledging Adrian Parada as a Highway Angel. EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job. # # # TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. About EpicVue Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs. View the full article
  14. <p> </p> <table width="100%" style="margin: 0px; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes"> <td valign="top" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><img width="160" height="127" title="" align="inline" id="_x0000_i1025" style="border-bottom-color:black;border-bottom-style:solid;border-bottom-width: 0px;border-left-color:black;border-left-style:solid;border-left-width:0px; border-right-color:black;border-right-style:solid;border-right-width:0px; border-top-color:black;border-top-style:solid;border-top-width:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px" src="http://app.meltwaterpress.com/mpress/uploadedimages/2017/2/9/1933731486635466965.jpg"></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;"> <p align="right" style="margin: 0px; text-align: right;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">For Immediate Release<br> September 13, 2017 <br> <br> Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement<br> 703-838-1950 or <a>mhall@truckload.org</a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1;height:22.5pt"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 22.5pt; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:2"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16pt; font-weight: bold;">Bison Transport Driver Assists Injured Fellow Driver</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:3;height:15.0pt"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 15pt; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:4"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12.5pt; font-style: italic;">Ajay Toor named TCA Highway Angel for performing CPR until EMS arrived</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:5;height:18.75pt"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 18.75pt; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:6;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">ALEXANDRIA, Va. –</span></p> <p><img width="104" height="146" align="left" src="https://i.imgur.com/5RAok90.jpg"v:shapes="_x0000_s1026"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">Ajay Toor, of Surrey, Canada, a professional truck driver for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for assisting a fellow truck driver who was hit by a passing vehicle.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> On September 5, 2016, Ajay was on his way to Langley when he saw lights flashing in the distance. As he approached the lights, he found that they were the flashers of a stopped car belonging to a young couple, who were standing near an injured truck driver. He was lying on the road with a flash light in his hand. Ajay quickly pulled over and approached the scene to assess the situation and offer assistance.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">Ajay was informed that the truck driver had been crossing the road when a passing vehicle struck him and drove away. The driver expressed that he was cold, so Ajay quickly retrieved a blanket and a first aid kit from his truck. The young couple had already called emergency medical services. Despite the coverage of Ajay's blanket, the driver said he was still unable to bear the cold, and that he had a warmer blanket in his own truck; however, the driver’s keys were missing.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">With the driver’s permission, Ajay broke the victim's truck window and retrieved another blanket. Ajay not only waited with the victim until police and EMS arrived at scene, but he also assisted the injured man onto the stretcher; his leg and thigh appeared to be fractured. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Ajay with a certificate, patches, lapel pin, and truck decals. Bison Transport also received a certificate acknowledging Ajay Toor as a Highway Angel.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> </span></p> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"># # #</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"><br> <em>TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. </em><span style="font-style: italic;"><br> <br> <strong>About EpicVue</strong><br> <em>Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs.</em></span></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><img width="2" height="2" id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://trk.email.dynect.net/trk.php?a=/o2/0/WAA0HYy4enWklLGLVOCoftvRiKxkwcx7028A%2BNZlWSzSEaUD3cyAX5s%2BUCA3Ygymiq7O1sQk%2BwYNlGuTN11v8cLSNGFvoFmk3wt5YhSH4BlA5GtHQo2IhjZTpSa0cExD/i.gif&i=20170913193525.000001fe6def%40mail6-33-usnbn1&x=MHwxMDQ2NzU4OjU5Yjg1ODZmZjkwNzgzMDY3ZTFhZmJmOTs%3D"border="0"></span></p> View the full article
  15. <p> </p> <table width="100%" style="margin: 0px; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes"> <td valign="top" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"><img width="160" height="127" title="" align="inline" id="_x0000_i1025" style="border-bottom-color:black;border-bottom-style:solid;border-bottom-width: 0px;border-left-color:black;border-left-style:solid;border-left-width:0px; border-right-color:black;border-right-style:solid;border-right-width:0px; border-top-color:black;border-top-style:solid;border-top-width:0px; margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px" src="http://app.meltwaterpress.com/mpress/uploadedimages/2017/2/9/1933731486635466965.jpg"></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;"> <p align="right" style="margin: 0px; text-align: right;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">For Immediate Release<br> September 11, 2017 <br> <br> Contact: Marli Hall, Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement<br> 703-838-1950 or <a>mhall@truckload.org</a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1;height:22.5pt"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 22.5pt; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:2"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16pt; font-weight: bold;">Professional Truck Driver Helps to Save Unresponsive Driver</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:3;height:15.0pt"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 15pt; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:4"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12.5pt; font-style: italic;">Celadon Trucking's David Miller named TCA Highway Angel for performing CPR until EMS arrived</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:5;height:18.75pt"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); height: 18.75pt; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:6;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes"> <td style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.75pt; border: 0px rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">ALEXANDRIA, Va. – </span></p> <p><img width="104" height="146" align="left" src="https://i.imgur.com/ad9xA25.png"v:shapes="_x0000_s1026"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">David Miller, of Palatka, Florida, a professional truck driver for Celadon Trucking of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for performing CPR on an unresponsive driver.</span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">On January 25, David was at a Pilot Travel Center in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, when he saw a man fall to the floor, unresponsive. He quickly raced over and performed a sternum rub to see if the man would respond. After receiving no response, David began performing CPR until emergency medical services arrived, helping to save the man’s life.</span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented David with a certificate, patches, a lapel pin, and truck decals. Celadon Trucking also received a certificate acknowledging David Miller as a Highway Angel.</span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;">EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"> </span></p> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"># # #</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11.5pt;"><br> <em>TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of nearly 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $38 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs. </em><span style="font-style: italic;"><br> <br> <strong>About EpicVue</strong><br> <em>Salt Lake City-based EpicVue was formed by individuals with years of combined experience in the satellite and television industries. The company offers a TV viewing package specifically designed for commercial fleets. Used as a tool to assist with recruiting, retaining and improving driver quality of life, the EpicVue package brings more than 100 channels of DIRECTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO/Cinemax, SHOWTIME and the NFL Sunday Ticket, into the comfort of a driver’s sleeper for a monthly subscription fee and without any upfront hardware costs.</em></span></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 16px;"><span style="margin: 0px;"> </span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="margin: 0px;"><img width="2" height="2" id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://trk.email.dynect.net/trk.php?a=/o2/0/w8Bl7ZSLqC%2BFFEF9P0XN9HJB14ltnTgt2r4zKtmGsiA5bfE55aykH6%2FmFSOPUCcubgb439MM3mctCDvYErU5MHrv5%2BazOJc8BqIuBGAwTQDc%2BSTR98BCmmlrAdhWP8pY/i.gif&i=20170911210529.0000001637a9%40mail6-51-ussnn1&x=MHwxMDQ2NzU4OjU4OWQ3NzNiNjk5ZGNkZWY0NDE0Y2YxZDs%3D"border="0"></span></p> View the full article
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