• Meeting Minutes from Last Meeting: Briefly covered
  • In attendance: Patrick Mendenhall, Greg Maniscalco, Joe Fischer, Holly Czuba, Taylor Minor
  • Jeremy’s Notes: Covered (Attendance to Legacy Event)
  • Becoming A Member: Process proposed
  • Dates for Year:
    • Sounds Game – July 30 / Will need 100 – 150 headcount, so will be a family & friends night!
    • Call on Nashville – April 3
    • Call on Washington – April 29 – May 1, 2019 / Anyone can go, we will have some go this year and some go next year
    • Top Golf Fundraiser – Monday October 7, 2019 – SAVE THE DATE
  • Legacy Event Details
    • Need to get a GROUP PICTURE at event

In Attendance:

  • Patrick Mendenhall
  • Holly Czuba
  • Edward Coble
  • Rob Marsh
  • Jeff Angst
    Joe Fischer
  • Darcie Malone
  • Taylor Minor
  • Sarah Huffington
  • Donna England
  • Jeremy Snapp

Meeting Topics/Discussions:

  • Election Results
  • Welcome by Dave Huneryager
  • Bylaws – Jeremy Snapp reviewed Bylaws, which is a living breathing document, can make amendments down the road as needed. The document defines what a member is, and how we are active in the TTA. One question brought to the table is how will we back fill positions, if that comes up…. YPC has 12 current members
  • TTF – Catherine Stuart Spoke to us about the TN Trucking Foundation and various events, including the Road Team, Big Rigs for Little Kids, TTF Scholarship, Teens & Trucks, Papa Doug Book, Partnerships with DOT, Fundraising via Kroger Rewards, Raffle and more.
    • Mission of Foundation is advance safety, educate general public and enhance industry image.
    • December 19 is raffle drawing next year.
    • New this year – Yellow Dot Program – two highest risks for accidents, aging drivers, and teens (teens being addressed through a current program, older drivers will be addressed through Yellow Dot).
    • Yellow Dot Program – Going into senior citizen centers, helping seniors fill out medical forms, TTF bring printers, picture goes on medical form, in packet in glove compartment, static cling yellow sticker goes on back of car, emergency responders can see sticker – TN one of 8 states that have adopted this type of program, grant allowed us to purchase the printers.
    • Car Fit is a secondary program to help senior citizens. – set up at senior citizen center, bring automobiles through, is seat/steering wheel well adjusted, is the seatbelt fitting ok/well. Amazon Smiles can link to TN Trucking Foundation

Calendar of Events Coming Up

  • Legacy Event – Terry’s Barn – Beverages being donated
  • Volunteer Opportunities – TECH Rodeo, April 11, Lebanon Expo Center.  Truck Driving Championships,                 April 26-27.
  • Call on Nashville – all of us need to participate on this – getting a tour, meeting legislators
  • Call on Washington – spots for 5 individuals, expense and travel on us, meet with legislators
  • Sounds Game, TBD, Pepsi Pavilion, $40/ticket
  • Top Golf Scholarship Fundraiser – raise some money for some scholarships, or something else, how can we raise this money
  • TTA Meet-Ups/Lunch – Casual
  • New Members — Application Process – Open to High Quality Members / Application going to go online, new members referred by current members
  • Publicity of YPC – Newsletter, Quarterly Magazine and Website, Holly will help with this.

In mid-September 2018 the Carolinas were severely impacted by Hurricane Florence. YPC members stepped up and helped deliver over 30,000 bottles of water and other goods to the most effected areas of the North Carolina coast.

About the TTA’s Young Professional’s Council

MISSION – The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is comprised of young trucking professionals who have passion and drive for the future of trucking in Tennessee. The council’s missions is “To empower and build camaraderie through the professional development of its young industry leaders through education, mentorship and leadership opportunities while continuing to grow and strengthen the Tennessee Trucking Association.”

For More Information – Please reach out to Patrick Mendenhall at 615-420-0862.

Please note: We are in the process of uploading our application.

On August 23, 2018, more than a dozen young trucking professionals gathered at Diskin Cider in Nashville, TN to discuss details of the TTA’s proposed new Young Professionals Council. Brainchild of Patrick Mendenhall of Cumberland International Truck, the YPC is designed to promote education, mentorship and leadership opportunities for young leaders in the trucking industry.

 

About the TTA’s Young Professional’s Council

MISSION – The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is comprised of young trucking professionals who have passion and drive for the future of trucking in Tennessee. The council’s missions is “To empower and build camaraderie through the professional development of its young industry leaders through education, mentorship and leadership opportunities while continuing to grow and strengthen the Tennessee Trucking Association.”

For More Information – Please reach out to Patrick Mendenhall at 615-420-0862.

Please note: We are in the process of uploading our application.

 

About the TTA’s YPC

MISSION – The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is comprised of young trucking professionals who have passion and drive for the future of trucking in Tennessee. The council’s missions is “To empower and build camaraderie through the professional development of its young industry leaders through education, mentorship and leadership opportunities while continuing to grow and strengthen the Tennessee Trucking Association.”

  • 2-3 Yearly Annual Events (like the Legacy Event, Sounds Game and Top Golf Fundraiser)
  • Periodic council and membership meetings
  • Getting involved with TTA events (like volunteering, Call on Nashville, Call on Washington)
  • Annual state-wide toy drive, Haulin’ for the Holidays

Why Do We Do It? We have a stake in, and passion for the future of trucking in Tennessee and are excited to be part of the process to shape that future.

For More Information – Please reach out to Jessie Merritt at (615) 260-0783.


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YPC Officers, 2020-2021

  • Chairman – Jessie Merritt
  • Vice Chairman – Sarah Heffington
  • Communications – Andrea Hall
  • At-Large
    • Aaron Ray
    • Rob Marsh

Current Member List

  • Jessie Merritt – Reliance Partners, LLC
  • Sarah Heffington – M&W Transportation Co., Inc.
  • Andrea Hall – Rush Truck Center
  • Jeff Angst – Western Express
  • Clayton Byrd – Adams & Reese
  • Edward Coble – Neely Coble
  • Holly Czuba – Cumberland
  • Adam Davis – Western Express
  • Joe Fischer – Eaton
  • Sarah Heffington – M & W Freight Services
  • Greg Maniscalco – BMO
  • Rob Marsh – Jost International
  • Patrick Mendenhall – Cumberland
  • Taylor Minor – Cumberland
  • Erik Morrison – Western Express
  • Aaron Ray – MHC
  • Michael Shipman – Vertical Alliance Group
  • Darcie Tate Malone