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May 13, 2024

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TENNESSEE’S SEAT BELT USAGE RATE REACHES HIGHEST ON RECORD

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Reports 92 Percent Seat Belt Usage Rate

 

TENNESSEE – Today, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a statewide usage rate of 92 percent. The 2023 usage rate represents an increase of approximately 1.5 percent compared to Tennessee’s 2022 survey result of 90.5 percent. The 2023 survey result is Tennessee’s highest annual seat belt usage rate to date.

 

“Seat belts save lives,” said THSO Director Buddy Lewis. “The purpose of this annual survey is to help the THSO and traffic safety partners identify the demographics and areas of the state most in need of support to increase seat belt usage. Our goal is to reach as many drivers as possible to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities across Tennessee.”

Every year, the THSO works to improve the state’s seat belt usage rate by increasing occupant protection education through programs like Ollie Otter, Reduce TN Crashes, and other THSO grant-funded initiatives. The THSO also promotes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement campaign to remind citizens to buckle up.

Highlights from Tennessee’s 2023 seat belt survey are as follows.

  • Research data was collected at 190 pre-identified roadway locations across Tennessee.
  • Researchers observed almost 27,000 vehicle occupants.
  • Vehicles observed included passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs.
  • The highest usage rate was observed among occupants in sport utility vehicles (96.1 percent).
  • The lowest usage rate was observed among occupants in pickup trucks (82.4 percent).
  • Female occupants were observed to have a higher usage rate (97.6 percent) than males (88.4 percent).
  • Front-seat passengers were observed to have a higher usage rate (93 percent) than drivers (91.8 percent).
  • County-level usage rates exceeded 90 percent in 11 of 16 counties included in the survey’s sample.
  • Davidson and Knox Counties tied for the highest usage rate (95.1 percent) among sampled counties.

 

This data was collected through an annual roadside observational survey conducted by the University of Tennessee’s Center for Transportation Research during the spring of 2023 in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Uniform Criteria for State Observational Surveys of Seat Belt Use.

 

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

 

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The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is a division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security advocating for traffic safety. The THSO works in tandem with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement statewide programs addressing occupant protection, impaired driving, speed enforcement, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and crash data collection and analysis. Programs administered by the THSO are 100 percent federally funded. The THSO’s mission is to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate these programs. To learn more, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.

 

 

On May 3-4th, 2024, truckers from all across Tennessee gathered at the FedEx Freight Nashville facility in Antioch, TN for the much-anticipated annual Truck Driving Championships (TDC). Despite the rain, the event unfolded with an electrifying atmosphere as drivers showcased their expertise behind the wheel. We’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s competition, who will soon be gearing up to compete in the nationals this fall. You can view the 2024 state champions here.

A special thank you goes out to all our sponsors and companies for submitting their drivers and contributing to the success of this event. Although we are proud to announce this year’s winners, it would be shortsighted not to congratulate everyone who participated in this year’s championships. Just qualifying alone boasts a record of a year of accident-free and “safely keeping Tennessee on the move.” You can click here to view all of this year’s scores. 

Without further ado, here are this year’s TDC winners.

 

You can visit the TDC Facebook page for more photos from this year’s event.  

Driver of the Year:
Jay Williams – TCW

Inspector Challenge 2024:
Winner: Trp. Dallas Lange
Runner Up: Trp. Nathan Hall

Pre-Trip Inspection:
Samuel Bryant – FedEx Freight, Inc.

Rookie of the Year:
Lonnie Cole, Walmart Transportation

Team Trophy:
FedEx Freight, Inc.

Fred Thayer Grand Champion:
Hobie Eirich, FedEx Freight, Inc.

Step Van:
1st: Jason Flowers – FedEx Ground
2nd: Scott Lambert – FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd: Ethan Thennes – FedEx Ground

Straight Truck:
1st: Steven Magers – FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd: Calvin Douglas – FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd: Kerry Young – Walmart Transportation

Three-Axle Van:
1st: Gary Luster – FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd: Danny Ewell – Walmart Transportation
3rd: Mike Hixon – Old Dominion Freight Lines, Inc.

Four-Axle Van:
1st: Hobie Eirich – FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd: Derek Snoderly – FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd: Brian Turner – Old Dominion Freight Lines

Five-Axle Van:
1st: Timothy Blair – Fed Ex Freight, Inc.
2nd: Jeff Coffey – Old Dominion Freight Lines, Inc.
3rd: Ed Hauhn – The Martin-Brower Company

Tank:
1st: Lonnie Cole – Walmart Transportation, LLC.
2nd: Covey Thompson – The Martin Brower Company
3rd: Phil Shelton – Walmart Transportation LLC

Flatbed:
1st: Ray Shelton – FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd: Jamie Sowder – FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd: Brandon Knight – Huff and Puff Trucking Inc.

Twin-Trailers:
1st: Ronny Hamill – FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd: Michael Young – FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd: Michael Patterson – FedEx Freight, Inc.

Sleeper:
1st: Dean Hiles – Walmart Transportation Inc.
2nd: Jeff Barton – Fed Ex Freight, Inc.
3rd: Thomas Vandivort – The Martin-Brower Company

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING OUR 2024 TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

TDC Final Scores 

 

Visit the TDC Facebook Page for More Photos

 

TCW an 100% employee-owned Southeastern region intermodal carrier headquartered in Nashville, TN has once again secured the highest safety accolade bestowed upon motor carriers in the United States.   (Left to Right) Alexander Whittington (Regional Safety Manager), Eric McCray (Director of HR), Scott George (President), and Ronnie Holland (Director of Safety) proudly accepted this prestigious award from John Joines with Great West Casualty Company on behalf of all the employee-owners at the annual ATA Safety, Security and HR Conference in Phoenix AZ. 

 Out of approximately 750,000 motor carriers across the nation, only three are honored with this distinction annually.  This makes TCW’s second win within the midsize carriers’ category, following their previous recognition in 2016, and their first win in the small carriers’ group back in 2010.

The President’s trophy signifies more than just a single exceptional year; it reflects a steadfast commitment to safety across all aspects of operations.  Esteemed judges representing industry leaders, law enforcement, and FMCSA officials meticulously evaluate the carriers’ safety programs and overarching dedication to ensuring the safety of personnel and the public. 

“Serving as the Director of Safety at TCW is an honor and blessing.  I extend my heartfelt gratitude to every individual, past and present, who has contributed to fostering a culture of safety within our great company.”  Ronnie Holland

For more information about TCW and its commitment to safety, visit their website at  tcwonline.com or email us at tcwinfo@tcwonline.com.

 

 

CHATTANOOGA, TN, April 10, 2024 ─ Every day, Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) works to help independent owner-operators, commercial truck fleets and other customers succeed in the transportation business. Now the company has joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to expand support for the trucking industry nationwide, said Sheri Aaberg, chief operating officer of TEL.

“We have joined ATA’s fight to protect America’s trucking businesses from overregulation and to promote their growth,” she noted.

 

“As an allied member of the national association and many of its state affiliates, we applaud ATA efforts to educate lawmakers on issues affecting the livelihoods of truckers. We look forward to contributing to, and benefiting from, the industry data, best practices and programs that ATA provides members to improve operations and profitability,” Aaberg added.

 

“Transport Enterprise Leasing is a recognized and respected name in our industry, and I am thrilled to welcome them to the ATA family,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “With ATA engaged on so many fronts – from safety and trade to infrastructure – having industry leaders like Transport Enterprise Leasing at the table is critical to our industry’s success.”

 

For more information about ATA, please visit www.trucking.org.

 

About Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC

Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) is a leading national provider of commercial truck and trailer leasing, sales and remarketing. We help hardworking professionals build profitable businesses by providing and financing new and like-new transport equipment from top brands, including Peterbilt, Freightliner, Volvo, Kenworth, Hyundai, Wabash, Utility and Fontaine. We specialize in Class 8 sleepers and day cabs, dry vans, reefers and flatbeds. We also are known for our comprehensive support programs, such as fleet support and maintenance advisory.

 

Founded in 2004, our headquarters is located in Chattanooga, TN, with additional facility operations right off I-70 in the east Indianapolis metro area (Greenfield, IN).

 

For more information about TEL, please visit www.tel360.com.

 

On April 4, 2024, the Technician Skills Competition brought together the best and brightest in the transportation industry. This annual event, hosted by the Tennessee Trucking Association, tests the skills of member companies’ technicians. 

This year’s competition highlighted the diverse skills and knowledge within our industry. From written exams to hands-on challenges, participants demonstrated their mastery across a range of categories. 

This year’s overall winners were:

3rd Place Overall – Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation
2nd Place Overall – Andrew Grimm, Clarke Power Services
1st Place Overall & Grand Champion – Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express

In addition to the top overall winners, individual category champions include: 

  • Written Exam: Christian Mendl, Love’s Travel Stops
  • Service Information: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Electrical: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Preventative Maintenance Inspection: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Transmission: John Victory, Rush Truck Center
  • Suspension: Shane Redknap, Ozark Motor Lines
  • Brakes: Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation
  • Engines: Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation
  • Fasteners: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Wheel End: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Precision Measuring: Julio Mateo, McKee Foods Transportation
  • ABS: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Basic DMM: Jessie Miller, Western Express

Thank you to all participants, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters who contributed to this year’s success. Congratulations to all the winners, and here’s to another year of keeping Tennessee safely on the move!

View all competition photos here.

 

Thank you 2024 Sponsors! 

Vertical Alliance Group, Crow’s Truck Service, Inc., Cummins-Meritor, Imperial Supplies, LLC, Parman Energy, Clarke Power Services, Josh International, TAG Truck Center, McKee Foods Transportation, Penske Truck Leasing, Phillips Industries, Rush Truck Center Nashville, Christenson Transportation. 

Thank you 2024 Sponsors

 

Washington – Fourteen members of the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with the state’s congressional delegation. 

Tennessee’s 22,070 primarily small, locally owned trucking businesses provide 249,000 good-paying, family-supporting jobs in the Volunteer State.  The TTA members urged Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty as well as their U.S. Representatives to advocate for policies that will help grow this essential pillar of the state’s economy.

“Trucking is essential to the economy, and our industry works hard every single day to deliver for the American people.  When policy roadblocks arise, we depend on the support from our elected leaders in Washington and in Nashville to help get our supply chain moving again,” said Donna England, president & CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association.  “We appreciate our Members of Congress taking the time to meet with us to talk in-depth about some of the top issues facing our industry and explore ways we can work together to push for bipartisan solutions that will be beneficial for both truckers and consumers.”

In their meeting in Representative Mark Green’s office, the TTA members expressed their gratitude for the Congressman responding to concerns they first raised last year.  During the group’s previous visit to Washington, they told Representative Green about truckers’ difficulties obtaining transportation security credentials.  The Transportation Security Screening Modernization Act he subsequently introduced would help fix this issue by eliminating redundant fees and background checks for essential transportation workers.

TTA’s discussions with lawmakers and congressional staff extended to a number of additional pressing challenges, such as:

Preventing lawsuit abuse

Due to trial lawyers exploiting the legal system, lawsuits targeting trucking have increased at an exponential pace in both the volume of cases and the size of verdict awards.  Between 2010 and 2018, the average size of large verdicts increased by nearly 1,000%, from $2.3 million to $22.3 million.  These exorbitant costs are spread across the entire industry and are ultimately passed down to consumers in the form of increased prices for goods and skyrocketing insurance premiums.  TTA is supportive of comprehensive lawsuit abuse reform to restore fairness and balance to the judicial system.

Promoting workforce development

Given the ongoing shortage of truck drivers, TTA has pushed for legislation that would make it easier for Tennesseans to fill these roles, embark on bright career paths, and make good wages.  Among other workforce development initiatives, TTA supports the LICENSE Act, which would simplify the CDL credentialing process without compromising safety.

Addressing energy and environment issues

The trucking industry has made massive strides in reducing tailpipe emissions over the past 35 years.  As a result, the industry has cut harmful NOx and particulate matter emissions by 99%, virtually eliminated all sulfur-dioxide emissions, and stands to cut 1.37 billion metric tons of CO2 between 2014 and 2027.  In fact, 60 of today’s trucks emit what just one truck emitted in 1988. 

TTA called on their Members of Congress to build on this progress by encouraging innovation rather than one-size-fits-all mandates and setting achievable regulatory targets and timelines.  One solution to help get the newest, cleanest trucks on the road is to repeal the federal excise tax on heavy-duty trucks and trailers, which adds upwards of $20,000 to the cost of a new clean-diesel tractor.

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The meetings were facilitated by the American Trucking Associations’ Call on Washington program, which provides members with the opportunity to meet directly with Members of Congress, key congressional staff, federal regulators, and fellow industry leaders to discuss legislation and regulations affecting the trucking industry.  The ATA Federation has a permanent presence in the halls of Congress year-round, with state associations visiting weekly on a rolling basis.

 

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Paladin Capital, Inc. is announcing the retirement of its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Prevost, effective April 1, 2024. Bill  joined Quickway  as President in 2004 and was the visionary and founding force behind the formation of its ESOP which today is the largest and most diverse ESOP in the transportation industry. In 2016 Quickway’s holding company became Paladin Capital Inc. Bill has dedicated over two decades of his career to the Company, demonstrating unwavering commitment, leadership, and vision. His strategic acumen and guidance were instrumental in driving Paladin Capital’s acquisitions, internal growth, and success. He has been totally committed to the core value of safety, making Paladin Capital an industry leader in safe driving and accident prevention. Since the formation of the ESOP in 2004, under Bill’s leadership, the share price of Paladin Capital has grown at 15.4% per year.  Paladin Capital expresses its deepest gratitude for his instillation and daily modeling of our core values and inspirational leadership during his tenure.

Brian Hall will become the new Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Capital, Inc. effective upon Mr. Prevost’s retirement. Brian is the current President and Chief Operating Officer of Paladin Capital’s Value-Added Services Business Unit.  Previously, Brian was with Werner Enterprises as a Director for 10 years and D.M. Bowman as CEO for 16 years. Mr. Hall stated, “We have an outstanding team that Bill has built, I am excited to work alongside them to chart our path forward for the benefit of our employee shareholders and customers.” 

 

Paladin Capital, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned ESOP and consists of the Quickway companies, SNL Distribution Services Corp., Robert Bearden, Inc., Dolphin Line, Inc.,  Magnum Express, Inc.,  Capital City Leasing, Inc., Freight Contracting Services, LLC, Central Logistics, Inc., Sutherland National Insurance Company, and Paladin Technologies.

 

Nestled in the scenic surroundings of Collegedale, TN, McKee Foods opened its doors to a group of passionate professionals all united by one mission – enhancing road safety. The stunning facility served as more than just a meeting place; it became a crucible where ideas and experiences melded together to forge new paths for safety in trucking.

From the get-go, the day’s agenda promised a blend of expertise and innovation​​:

Crash Update and Impact on Supply Chain: A critical look at how large truck crashes affect the local supply chain, with insights on prevention strategies.

Freight and Parking Projects: Updates on freight logistics and the latest on truck parking projects in Tennessee, shedding light on the ripple effects across neighboring states.

Port Logistics Update: A deep dive into the operations of the Georgia Ports Authority and how they influence Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Thrive Regional Infrastructure Portal: A live demonstration of a new geospatial data portal that’s set to revolutionize transportation stakeholders’ operations in Freight Alley.

Each session was a stepping stone towards a clearer understanding of the current safety landscape and what the future holds for the industry.

The speakers’ list was nothing short of impressive, featuring voices like Stephanie Mann from FMCSA-TN, Captain Allen England from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Wesley Barrell from the Georgia Ports Authority. They, along with many others, didn’t just speak; they engaged, challenged, and inspired every attendee to think differently about safety.

The event wasn’t all talk. The interactive Kahoot quiz on what was learned, and the feedback session where everyone shared their take on improving future events, ensured that this was a day of active participation. It was clear – this coalition was ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. And what’s a meeting without a little treat? Participants not only left with new insights and connections but also with boxes of Little Debbies snack cakes thanks to McKee, a sweet end to a productive day.

For those wondering who should attend future meetings, how to get involved, or about the cost – it’s free, aimed at trucking professionals, and with more meetings planned across Tennessee, there’s an opportunity for everyone to jump on board. As the inaugural CPR Safety Coalition Meeting came to a close, it was clear that this wasn’t just another event. It was the start of something bigger – a concerted effort towards a safer future on the roads. 

Click here to join the waitlist and receive notifications on the next CPR event scheduled for Memphis, TN in April 2024.

View more photos from the CPR event here.

 


📊 Event Slides

Dive into detailed analyses, insights, and innovative ideas shared during our sessions.You can view the slides here.

If you cannot access them through the above link. Please find the slides below.

Allen England – TN Highway Patrol

Stephanie.Mann- FMCSA

Dollena McHenry – TN Highway Patrol

Dan Pallme – TN Department of Transportation

Shannon Millsaps – THRIVE

Grady Phillips & Rhonda Harris – Workforce QA & Law Enforcement Agency

Jason Harris AL Law Enforcement Agency.

Captain Dawn Arrowood – GA Department of Public Safety

Sharae Moore – She Trucking Foundation

Wesley Barrell- GA Ports Authority

View the agenda from the Chattanooga Coalition for an overview of the day’s events. 

 

Winter weather has created dozens of potholes along interstates and highways, and TDOT is working to repair them as fast as possible over the coming days and weeks. Numerous Roadway Work Zones will seemingly pop up along the way and can create special challenges for drivers of large commercial vehicles due to space restrictions.

Roadway work must take place within highway rights-of-way and more often have a reduced number of travel lanes. The most common violations in work zone areas are speeding and distracted driving.

 

  • In Tennessee during the calendar year 2022, there were 3,047 Work Zone Crashes, and 691 Involved a Large Truck.
  • Workers were present in 735 of those crashes.
  • 124 secondary crashes occurred.
  • 7 in 10 occurred in an Urban Area.
  • 1 out of 8 involved a Distracted Driver.
  • 12 of 22 Fatal Work Zone Crashes involved Alcohol / Drugs.

The greatest number of crashes are on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm, and Thursdays from 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

For more information related to Work Zone Crashes or other crash-related information, you can click on: https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/safety/stats/dashboards.html

 

Reduce your chance of a Work Zone Crash:

  • Pay attention to work zone signs
  • Slow down when approaching the zone, while in the zone, and leaving the zone
  • Leave enough space between you and others
  • Be prepared to stop or slow down unexpectedly
  • Watch for traffic and workers going in and out of the work zone

 

If possible, research your route before setting out on the road, avoid work zones, and use any available detours. A Work Zone is a No Accident Zone!

Marty Pollock, Director of Safety

Tennessee Trucking Association

 

The Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) is excited to usher in the second cohort of the Leading Edge Program, which began on January 10th. This initiative is designed to cultivate the skills of promising individuals within the trucking industry, paving the way for the next generation of leadership.

This year’s group is a blend of dynamic professionals from various member companies. Each participant brings a unique perspective and set of skills to the table, poised to make significant contributions to the industry.

Meet the Participants

Jase Carvell, Rush Truck Center, Nashville
Ashton Storey, Titan Transfer, Inc.
Jonathan Gipson, Dobbs Peterbilt
Chris Fugatt, McKee Foods Transportation LLC
Joshua Wichman, Covenant Logistics
Connor Eli, TCW, Inc.
Christian Courts, Dobbs Peterbilt
Jeremy Faircloth, P&S Transportation
Michelle Hosford, Kenco Transportation Services, LLC
Bri Law, Tennessee Trucking Association
Ashley Simmons, Covenant Logistics

Thank you to everyone who nominated our new Leading Edge cohort, embarking on a transformative journey.

And thank you to Deborah Varallo from Varallo Public Relations, Sarah Heffington of M&W Logistics Group, and Adam Saner from Titan Transfer, and alum of the 2023 Leading Edge program, for sharing their insights with this year’s participants.

To learn more about the Leading Edge program and apply for next year’s program click here

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will be closing the I-55 Mississippi River Bridge this weekend to continue construction activities on the I-55 and Crump interchange. Activities include repair work on the I-55 bridge and removal of overhead sign structures. All work is weather-dependent.


Saturday, February 3, 5:00 am through  Monday, February 5, 6:00 am

  • I-55 SB will be closed at Bridgeport Road in Arkansas
  • I-55 NB will be closed at South Parkway* in Tennessee

*Local traffic will be allowed to continue to the McLemore exit

  • I-55 SB ramp will be closed
  • Crump Boulevard WB will be closed

A detour will be posted. 

 

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/myTDOT for statewide travel or West Tennessee follow https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT.

 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text, or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

 

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Nichole Lawrence | Region 4

Community Relations Officer

300 Benchmark Place

Jackson, Tennessee 38301

  1. 731-935-0318 c. 731-225-6041

nichole.lawrence@tn.gov

tn.gov/tdot

https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT

 

CHATTANOOGA, TN, JAN. 12, 2024 – Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) has donated a 2022 Freightliner Cascadia commercial truck to Remote Area Medical (RAM) to power the nonprofit’s free pop-up clinics, announced Victor Duggard, chief financial officer of TEL. The truck, valued at $85,000, will transport RAM’s mobile clinic to locations throughout the region where the charity provides medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured and underserved.

 

“There is a tremendous need for medical services for individuals without insurance or the money to get medical services in our society. This is where RAM fills the void,” explained Duggard. “Partnering with a great organization like this is a great way for us to give back in our community.”

 

“RAM is grateful for this generous donation from Transport Enterprise Leasing,” Chris Hall, chief operations officer, said. “This commercial truck will allow us to continue to provide free, quality healthcare to those in need across the United States. As we expand our services and number of clinics, our fleet of tractor-trailers becomes an ever-growing, important aspect of delivering the care that countless individuals are seeking. Barriers exist for our patients in many different ways. With this truck, we are able to continue to remove those barriers that stand in the way of access to healthcare.”

 

Founded in 1985, RAM has recruited more than 196,000 volunteer providers and support staff over the years to treat nearly 1 million individuals, delivering free healthcare services valued at more than $195 million, the charity estimated. Some clinics provide care through on-site providers, while others deliver care via telehealth services in Tennessee.

 

Dozens of clinics are scheduled for the coming months in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and in states as far away as Alaska. Pop-up clinics slated for January and February include visits Jan. 12-14 in Knoxville, TN, and Feb. 17-18 in Henderson, NC.

 

To support RAM and learn more about its clinics, please visit www.ramusa.org.

 

About Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC

Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) is a leading national provider of commercial truck and trailer leasing, sales and remarketing. We help hardworking professionals build profitable businesses by providing and financing new and like-new transport equipment from top brands, including Peterbilt, Freightliner, Volvo, Kenworth, Hyundai, Wabash, Utility and Fontaine. We specialize in Class 8 sleepers and day cabs, dry vans, reefers and flatbeds. We also are known for our comprehensive support programs, such as fleet support and maintenance advisory.

Founded in 2004, our headquarters is located in Chattanooga, TN, with additional facility operations right off I-70 in the east Indianapolis metro area (Greenfield, IN).

For more information on TEL, please visit www.tel360.com.