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Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

TCA Refrigerated Convention

A few months ago, I provided an update from the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual conference. In addition to the annual event, the TCA has a conference specifically for the nation’s refrigerated truckload carriers. This year’s reefer conference was held in Utah and had a bit of a twist. Three weeks ago, the President of the TCA, Chris Burruss, resigned for personal reasons. This was unexpected and leaves a big gap in the leadership of the association. Members had nothing but good things to say about Burruss after his many years of service, and he will be missed. Chairman Shepard Dunn immediately called for a search committee to find a new leader for the organization.
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- Manager Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

Trucking Industry Update: Driver Shortage, Weather, and HOS Restart

Trucking Industry: Polar Vortexes, Restart or Not, and Drivers, Drivers, Drivers

Trucking Industry Update

We’re already halfway through 2014. It’s been about six months since I last recapped three main issues that were affecting the trucking industry, hours of service (HOS), driver shortage, and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety and Accountability (CSA) program. Some aspects, namely the growing concern over driver shortage, haven’t changed much since then. This combination of factors—ongoing concerns, recent inclement weather, and the continuing regulation of the industry—has led to a very delicate balance of capacity supply.
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- Director of Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

Shipper Attributes: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Shipper Attributes: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Attractive Freight

Being the owner of a trucking company is not a nine to five kind of job. I work around the clock every day. The things I keep top of mind for my business are being profitable as well as keeping my drivers and my customers happy. I would say most—if not all—trucking companies can relate to this balancing act. In order to succeed at these areas of my business, I consider and evaluate what I perceive are the top attributes of a shipper.
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- CEO P-Line Corporation

Trucking: The Impact on My Life

Trucking: The Impact on My Life

Trucking Impact

For the majority of my life, I was completely unaware of how daily essentials entered my world. Because those items just appeared, uninterrupted and without issue, I never took the time to consider the effort put forth to make it happen. Of course this was naïve of me, but at the time it just didn’t matter. It wasn’t until I started college that I realized there was an entire industry devoted to the delivery of the tools, devices, and items that make our lives easier. This is of course, the fascinating, intricate, and advanced world of trucking.
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- Marketing Sales Consultant- C.H. Robinson