The Tennessee Trucking Association and YPC support McGavock High School’s Transportation Academy throughout the school year. The Transportation Academy currently provides a curriculum for over 150 students interested in pursuing a career in a transportation-related field, and unfortunately, they recently lost their primary instructor. 

As a result the Program Director, Asa Bradley, reached out seeking volunteers to help fill their academic schedule as “guest speakers” on transportation-related topics. The time commitment is a half-day or less (it can be as little as 1 period).

Volunteers can be from any background in transportation (drivers, mechanics, brokers, safety, sales, insurance, finance, etc.)… they are just grateful for any help we can provide! Please volunteer or share this with others who may be interested in helping.


     How to Get Started 

If you are interested in volunteering, it is easiest to fill out the PENCIL Background check to become a PENCIL partner. 

Background Checks – PENCIL (pencilforschools.org)

 

PENCIL’s work is to engage groups of volunteers that support initiatives within Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). As part of this work, they facilitate the background checks for all volunteers who fill certain roles within. 


Volunteer Opportunities : 

10th grade: Guest Speakers, Industry Tour ( field trips to locations) OSHA -10 / Safety Topics

11th grade: Guest Speakers, Job Shadows. Need help with Multi-Meter instruction.

12th grade: Guest Speaker, Internships, Post Secondary Opportunities, On the Job training ( Work Based Learning).  Precision Measurement Instrument Instruction.

Automotive Classes meet A-Day ( 1A,2A, &4A) B-Day ( 1B, 2B, 3B) 

 

You can use the Excel sheet to sign up. Feel free to use the  A/B schedule and the Bell Schedule to find a time that works for you.  For any questions regarding this program please reach out to Asa Bradley, Ed.D. McGavock High School asa.bradley@mnps.org 615-784-5083 Ext.532210.

 

 

 

 

“DMC Driver of the Year Charles Smith and John Cole, Nominator and Director of Safety at FirstFleet.”

 

DMC Insurance has selected Charles Smith of FirstFleet, Inc. as the 2023 Driver of the Year. All insureds were given the opportunity to nominate up to three drivers for this recognition. Charles was deservedly selected as the winning driver by the judging committee, comprised of external and internal trucking industry experts. The award and accompanying prize package was presented to Charles during an appreciation event that DMC held at his home terminal in Cleveland, TN.

“Pictured from left to right: John Cole, Nominator and Director of Safety at FirstFleet; Phil Thompson, Risk Engineer at DMC; Charles Smith, Driver of the Year; Vikas Shah, EVP of Marketing & Analytics at DMC; Heather Halmi, Director of Marketing at DMC; Joe Zinn, Terminal Manager at FirstFleet”

 

While all of the candidates were impressive, Charles’ long driving history and dedication to teaching others in the profession set him apart. Charles served our country for 20 years in the U.S. Army and was a driver trainer and instructor for the majority of that time. Additionally, he has been a driver trainer at FirstFleet for 22 years, educating drivers about safe driving practices and customer service.

 

“The FirstFleet team celebrates Charles with a round of applause.”

He is meticulous in his approach to his work and was recently selected as a 2023-2024 Tennessee Road Team Captain, through which he has begun to teach the next generation of truck drivers. His 40+ years in the industry, mentorship to FirstFleet’s driver base, and continuous service to his country and community represent exactly the type of candidate we aim to honor through this award.

More details about Charles and the DMC Driver of the Year Award program can be found in the attached press release and at www.dmcinsurance.com/2023-dmc-driver-of-the-year-award-ceremony

SUMMARY: This NPRM proposes to adopt a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) to require automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems on heavy vehicles, i.e., vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). This notice also proposes to amend FMVSS No. 136 to require nearly all heavy vehicles to have an electronic stability control system that meets the equipment requirements, general system operational capability requirements, and malfunction detection requirements of FMVSS No. 136. An AEB system uses multiple sensor technologies and sub-systems that work together to sense when the vehicle is in a crash imminent situation and automatically applies the vehicle brakes if the driver has not done so or automatically applies more braking force to supplement the driver’s applied braking. This NPRM follows NHTSA’s 2015 grant of a petition for rulemaking from the Truck Safety Coalition, the Center for Auto Safety, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Road Safe America, requesting that NHTSA establish a safety standard to require AEB on certain heavy vehicles. This NPRM also responds to a mandate under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, directing the Department to prescribe an FMVSS that requires heavy commercial vehicles with FMVSS-required electronic stability control systems to be equipped with an AEB system, and also promotes DOT’s January 2022 National Roadway Safety Strategy to initiate a rulemaking to require AEB on heavy trucks. This NPRM also proposes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations requiring the electronic stability control and AEB systems to be on during vehicle operation.

 

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 5, 2023.

 

Proposed compliance dates: NHTSA proposes a two-tiered phase-in schedule for meeting the proposed standard. For vehicles currently subject to FMVSS No. 136, ‘‘Electronic stability control systems for heavy vehicles,’’ any vehicle manufactured on or after the first September 1 that is three years after the date of publication of the final rule would be required to meet the proposed heavy vehicle AEB standard. For vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) not currently subject to FMVSS No. 136, any vehicle manufactured on or after the first September 1 that is four years after the date of publication of the final rule would be required to meet the proposed AEB requirements and the proposed amendments to the ESC requirements. Small-volume manufacturers, final-stage manufacturers, and alterers would be provided an additional year to comply with this proposal beyond the dates identified above.

FMCSA proposes that vehicles currently subject to FMVSS No. 136 would be required to comply with FMCSA’s proposed ESC regulation on the final rule’s effective date. Vehicles with a GVWR greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) not currently subject to FMVSS No. 136 would be required to meet the proposed ESC regulation on or after the first September 1 that is five years after the date of publication of the final rule.

FMCSA proposes that, for vehicles currently subject to FMVSS No. 136, any vehicle manufactured on or after the first September 1 that is three years after the date of publication of the final rule would be required to meet FMCSA’s proposed AEB regulation. FMCSA proposes that vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) not currently subject to FMVSS No. 136 and vehicles supplied to motor carriers by small-volume manufacturers, final-stage manufacturers, and alterers would be required to meet the proposed AEB regulation on or after the first September 1 that is five years after the date of publication of the final rule.

This proposed implementation timeframe simplifies FMCSR training and enforcement because the Agency expects a large number of final stage manufacturers supplying vehicles to motor carriers in the category of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). FMCSA’s phase-in schedule would require the ESC and AEB systems to be inspected and maintained in accordance with § 396.3.

Early compliance is permitted but optional.

 

Here is the link to the FR Notice: [PDF]

 

Nashville, TN – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released foundational new research that statistically corroborates that motor carriers who are active in state and national membership associations are safer than both former association members and carriers who have never been association members.

 

It has always been anecdotally assumed that association membership supports safety through a variety of association services and resources, but the necessary industry safety data and methodology had never before been assessed. This new empirical research processed public safety data from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) through a series of statistical tools to confirm the relationship between association membership and safety performance.

 

More specifically, the research compared motor carrier MCMIS crash and violation data for trucking fleets that held a membership status of either Current, Former or Never members. Carrier status data came from a geographically representative sample of state trucking associations as well as from the American Trucking Associations.

 

The Welch’s Two-Sample T-Test outputs confirm that among the three carrier groups, Current members have fewer overall crashes and violations than Former members, who also had fewer crashes and violations than Never members. Almost all results were significant at the 95 percent or 99 percent confidence levels. Due to the rarity of fatal truck crashes among all carriers, this specific crash type was not significant for either state or national membership.

 

“All safety stakeholders in the trucking industry are looking for strategies and solutions for improving large-truck safety,” noted Dr. Brenda Lantz, Associate Director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. “This new ATRI research confirms that association membership is another important and proven safety tool for trucking companies.”

 

The ATRI association safety research also provides some guidance on how the findings might be applicable to commercial transportation insurers, enforcement agencies and academic researchers.

 

A copy of the full report is available through ATRI’s website here.

 

 

TENNESSEE TRUCKING ASSOCIATION INCREASES IMPAIRED-DRIVING ENFORCEMENT

 

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Trucking Association & Foundation is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign from August 16 to September 4, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization to increase impaired-driving enforcement nationwide.

 

Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year.

 

The consequences of a single DUI conviction for a first-time offender in the state of Tennessee may include costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle.

 

The THSO provides grant funding to support Tennessee Trucking Foundation increased enforcement efforts during the “Booze It and Lose It” campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.

 

 

 

TENNESSEE – Last week, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced the award recipients from its 35th Annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference on Wednesday, August 2, through Friday, August 4. Every year, the THSO hosts this event to empower highway safety professionals statewide and recognize achievements made in improving the safety of Tennessee roadways. Agencies and individuals were awarded for achievements in traffic safety education, advocacy, and enforcement to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities through THSO grant-funded programs related to child passenger safety, teen driver advocacy, impaired-driving prevention, speed reduction, pedestrian safety, and more. Award winners are listed as follows. To access photos and more, visit www.tnlifesaverschallenge.com

“The THSO is honored to recognize our many local heroes going above and beyond the call of duty,” said THSO Director Buddy Lewis. “Whether you are a first responder, community advocate, prosecutor, or law enforcement officer – you play an important role in traffic safety and make a difference in saving lives every day. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our traffic safety partners as we continue striving to zero deaths on Tennessee roads.”

 

Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Awards

  • CPS Diamond of the Year:
    • Tennessee Department of Health, Southeast Region – Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee (CHANT) Program
  • CPS Fitting Station of the Year:
    • McMinnville-Warren County CPS Coalition
  • CPS Instructor of the Year:
    • Lt. Rebecca Cowan, Sevierville Police Department
  • CPS Technician of the Year:
    • Malissa Davis, Polk County Health Department
  • Dr. Robert Sander’s Leadership and Service Award:
    • Rhea County Sheriff’s Department – Safe Journey Program

 

Director’s Awards

  • AAA – The Auto Club Group
  • Chief Barry Diebold, Brownsville Police Department
  • Chief Michael Bowen, Murfreesboro Police Department
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Help Truck Program
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol – Chattanooga District’s Ace Unit: Lt. Stoney Morton, Trooper Lance Hughes, Trooper Dale Herring, and Trooper Scott Uselton
  • Tony Burnett

 

Drug Recognition Expert of the Year

  • Sgt. Jessie B. Loy, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

 

Reduce TN Crashes Gold Awards

  • Clay County High School
  • Cumberland County High School
  • Dickson County High School
  • Dyer County High School
  • Gibson County High School
  • Milan High School 
  • Obion County Central High School
  • South Gibson County High School
  • Stone Memorial High School
  • Unicoi County High School

 

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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.

 

Mark your calendars for an exciting and enriching event – the Tennessee Trucking Association’s Fall Conference, taking place on October 26th and 27th, 2023, at the exquisite Hilton Knoxville, nestled in the heart of Tennessee’s charming city.

This year we want you to share this amazing expereince with a friend. Know someone who has never attended a TTA fall conference? Share the event with them, and if they register, you’ll not only be mentioned in this year’s program but also entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 gift card!* 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, learn from industry experts, and enjoy all that Knoxville has to offer. Secure your spot for the Tennessee Trucking Association Fall Conference today and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

 

Signup for Fall Conference | Invite A Friend For A Chance to Win!

 


Terms & Conditions To Drawing: 

Eligibility:

  • The Tennessee Trucking Association’s Fall Conference Referral Drawing (hereinafter “Drawing”) is open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
  • Employees, directors, and officers of the Tennessee Trucking Association and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Drawing.

How to Enter:

  • To enter the Drawing, participants must refer a friend or acquaintance to register for the Tennessee Trucking Association’s Fall Conference.
  • Referrers must ensure that their referred friends input the referrer’s name or a unique referral code in the designated field during the registration process.
  • Participants may enter multiple times by referring multiple friends, subject to each friend’s successful registration.

Prize:

  • Each referrer and their referred friend who successfully registers for the Fall Conference will be entered into the Drawing.
  • The prize for the Drawing is a $250 gift card.
  • The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or other alternatives.

Drawing and Winner Notification:

  • The Drawing will take place after the registration deadline for the Fall Conference.
  • The winner will be selected at random from the pool of eligible participants.
  • The winner will be notified via email or phone using the contact information provided during registration.
  • If the winner does not respond within seven (7) days of the initial notification, an alternate winner will be selected.

Publicity Release:

  • By participating in the Drawing, the winner agrees to allow the Tennessee Trucking Association to use their name and likeness for promotional purposes without any additional compensation.

General Conditions:

  • The Tennessee Trucking Association reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Drawing at any time for any reason without prior notice.
  • The Tennessee Trucking Association’s decisions regarding the Drawing, including the selection of winners, are final and binding.
  • Participants agree to comply with these terms and conditions and all applicable laws and regulations.
  • The Drawing is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Limitation of Liability:

  • The Tennessee Trucking Association and its affiliates, employees, and representatives shall not be responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the Drawing or the prize.

Privacy Policy:

  • Personal information collected during the Drawing will be used in accordance with the Tennessee Trucking Association’s privacy policy.

Governing Law:

  • The Drawing and these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee.

By participating in the Drawing, participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Truckers Against Trafficking recently opened registration for a Coalition Build. This will be in partnership with Bridgestone, Pilot, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. This free half-day event will be on July 18th and will bring together trucking, bus, and truck stop industry stakeholders along with law enforcement and government agencies for training and network building. TAT will also have its Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) on-site for tours.

To learn more about the event and RSVP please click the link below for the PDF flyer and to register. Lunch is provided and we hope you can come out to collaborate on shared strategies to combat human trafficking!   Click to learn more & register –> Register for Event Here

The summit will feature:

Human trafficking prevention and awareness training
Training resources for the trucking, truck stop, and bus (motorcoach, transit, and school) industries
Survivor presentation
Law enforcement panel
Q&A and discussion

 

This is a closed event.  Click here to register. For questions, please contact Sara Sefried atssefried@truckersagainsttrafficking.org

 

 

Media Contact:
Angie Harrison
423.463.3508

Food Logistics Names Covenant as Recipient of 2023 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award

 (Chattanooga, TN; May 31st, 2023) – Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of products through the global cold food supply chain, named Covenant Logistics Group, Inc as one of the winners of this year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award, which recognizes leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the cold food and beverage industry. 
 
“From driver shortages to natural disasters, the last 12 months have continued to challenge the 3PL space. But it’s the 3PLs and the cold storage providers that keep moving cold food product through the chain, despite the disruption,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “And, it’s these 3PLs and cold storage providers that work to adopt and adapt to operate in a safer, more efficient manner. That’s why it’s important we honor and celebrate the top 3PLs and cold storage providers, both nationally and internationally.”

 

“Cold storage logistics requires attention to every detail. Our team is committed to knowing our customers’ exact requirements. We design high training standards and a consistent tracking process to meet those requirements. We believe these are the keys to providing superior service to our customers.”

– Lynn Doster, EVP Dedicated and Warehouse Operations

 

Many of this year’s winners offer a variety of 3PL services, including air cargo, bulk/liquid bulk transportation, direct-store delivery, freight forwarding, refrigerated trucking, truckload brokerage and more. Many of the cold storage services offered range from blast freezing and cross docking to inventory management and warehousing/distribution management.

 

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ May/June 2023 print issue. Go to https://www.foodlogistics.com/22657356 to view the full list of winners. Go to https://www.foodlogistics.com/awards to learn more about other Food Logistics’ awards. 

 

About Covenant Logistics

Covenant Logistics Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a portfolio of transportation and logistics services to customers throughout the United States. Primary services include asset-based expedited and dedicated truckload capacity, asset-light warehousing, transportation management, and freight brokerage capabilities. In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing is an affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. Covenant’s Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CVLG.”

 

 

About Food LogisticsFood Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive also operate SCN Summit and Women in Supply Chain Forum. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com to learn more.
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On Friday, April 21, 2023, the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its 2023 session, thus concluding one of the more tumultuous sessions in modern history. Legislative highlights included passage of a $3.3 billion infrastructure package that will include the addition of “choice lanes” on Tennessee interstates, and passage of a $56.2 billion budget that includes a three month sales tax holiday for groceries, as well significant raises for teachers. History will remember the session as being marred by the tragic shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, resulting in the deaths of three school children and three adults. The tragedy has gripped Nashville ever since, with ripple effects that placed Tennessee at the front of national headlines and could impact Tennessee politics for years to come.

 

The session had been relatively workmanlike leading up into the March 27 shooting, as Governor Bill Lee was close to passing his infrastructure package, non-finance committees were winding down in advance of the administration’s budget amendment being released in early April, and leadership was targeting a May 1 adjournment. The Covenant tragedy immediately stoked calls for greater gun control with thousands of protesters descending upon the Capitol on March 30, calling for greater school safety and gun control measures. The Lee administration and legislative leadership immediately swung into action with an enhanced school safety bill, which passed both chambers overwhelmingly. However, for much of the remainder of session, the protestors packed the House galleries and Capitol common areas on a daily basis demanding that more action be taken to address gun violence.  

 

As emotions intensified, eventually Reps. Justin Jones (D-Nashville), Justin Pearson (D-Memphis), and Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) were initially stripped of their committee assignments and allegedly had their access to the legislative building and parking facility cut off over the weekend after March 30, 2023. On Monday, House Republicans filed articles of expulsion, seeking to remove the three from the General Assembly.

 

The House held expulsion hearings on Thursday, April 6.  At the conclusion of a House session that lasted roughly 3 hours, they eventually expelled Reps. Jones and Pearson but not Rep. Johnson.  Reps. Jones and Pearson were reinstated by their local government bodies to fill the remainder of their own terms and both will run in special elections in the near future, which they are expected to win handily.

 

During the last couple of days of the legislature, it was revealed by Channel 5 News that on March 30, 2023, Rep. Scotty Campbell (R-Mountain City) was found guilty by the House Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Subcommittee of violating the House’s workplace discrimination and harassment policy. According to the news reports, it was alleged that Campbell sexually harassed two college students that were serving as legislative interns. Rep.  Campbell initially denied the accounts; however, by the time the House returned for the afternoon floor session on the same day, a report was released on Rep. Campbell had resigned and his desk was cleaned out. Rep. Campbell had been serving as Vice Chair of the House Republican Caucus.

 

TTA had several significant pieces of legislation that was pursued this legislative session.  Fortunately, we began pushing our legislation very early in the session and did not get caught up in the activity of the last 30 days of the legislative session.  In addition to the Governor’s $3.3 billion infrastructure plan, TTA was also successful in the following:

 

1.       EV Bill (SB210/HB180).  Passage of the EV Bill allows a 2,000 lb. variance for EV powered tractor-trailers.

 

2.       Towing Revisions (SB1337/HB87).  This provided another revision of the towing statute which tightened up the notice and lien provisions in Tennessee.  A major part of the legislation was to amend the towing statutes to make sure that the notice provisions regarding the towing of vehicles, as well as the towing and selling of vehicles, are the same for private tows as public tows.  Also, other revisions were made to accommodate faster forms of notification.

 

3.       HAZMAT-CDL (SB79/HB142).  This bill basically allows for a HAZMAT designation to be included on a CDL license. 

 

4.       A successful TTA Day on the Hill and legislative reception on April 5, 2023 at the offices of Adams and Reese.

 

 

While 2023 is not an election year in Tennessee, the events that occurred the last few weeks could lead to a busy off season for the legislature.  The Governor announced two hours after the legislature adjourned that he will be calling the legislature back in a special session to address gun violence issues in Tennessee.  Of course, the official end of the season also signals a kick off of the legislative fund raising season.  2023 is the first year of a two-year General Assembly and any bill that remains this year could technically remain for the 2024 legislative session.  Along those lines, you are encouraged to look at the final comprehensive bill tracking report for the year and note the current progress of bills of interest.

 

On behalf of the Tennessee Government Relations Team at Adams and Reese, it has been a privilege to represent you in Tennessee this legislative session.  We look forward to working with you in the off season to further advance your interests and prepare for the 2024 legislative session.

2023 Truck Driving Championships Winners 

April 28th -29th | FedEx Freight Nashville

 

View All TDC Scores

 

The Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) recently hosted its annual Tennessee Truck Driving Championships (TDC) on April 28th-29th, 2023, at the FedEx Freight Nashville facility. 

The TDC competition brought together the best drivers from across the state who are members of the TTA to showcase their knowledge of the industry, driving skills, and professional competence. The top drivers from this event have earned the chance to compete in the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, OH in August.

 

After a hard-fought competition, the TTA crowned its winners in each class. The TDC is an important event for the trucking industry, highlighting the importance of safe driving practices and recognizing the hard work and dedication of the men and women who keep our economy moving. Congratulations to all of the winners, and best of luck to those who will be competing at the national level! 

 

The 2023 TDC was a success, and we would like to give another HUGE thank you to our equipment sponsors, and volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible. Another big thank you to Mark and Katherine Copas for taking pictures, you can join Tennessee Truck Driving Championship Facebook Group to view all the pictures. We also want to say that we are extremely proud of all the drivers who competed. In order to compete, they have to maintain an accident-free driving record for 12 months. So congratulations to you all for being 1-year accident-free!

 

 

Special Thanks to FedEx Freight for this year’s course location 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

View All TDC Scores

INSPECTOR CHALLENGE 2023: Winner: Trp. Paul Penley Runner Up: Trp. Joe Lunceford
PRE-TRIP INSPECTION: Jamie Sowder, FedEx Freight
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jamie Brabham, Big G Express
TEAM TROPHY: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
FRED THAYER GRAND CHAMPION: Brian Turner, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 

STEP VAN

1st Scott Lambert, FedEx Freight

2nd   James Lovel, Walmart Transportation

3rd Roy Daniels, FedEx Ground 

STRAIGHT TRUCK
1st Andy Bryant, FedEx Freight
2nd John Butler, Red Classic
3rd Mark Redmond, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 

THREE-AXLE VAN
1st Brian Turner, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
2nd Nathaniel Meadows, FedEx Freight
3rd Danny Ewell, Walmart Transportation

FOUR-AXLE VAN
1st Barry Blanton, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
2nd Hobie Eirich, FedEx Freight

3rd Stacy Holland, Southeastern Freight Lines

FIVE-AXLE VAN
1st Tim Blair, FedEx Freight
2nd Jamie Brabham, Big G Express
3rd John Coleman, Red Classic

TANK
1st Covey Thompson, Martin Brower Company
2nd Ray Shelton, FedEx Freight
3rd Michael Webb, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 

FLATBED                                                                                                                                                                 

1st Jamie Sowder, FedEx Freight Corporation
2nd Josh Arwood, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
3rd Mike Bowman, FedEx Freight

TWIN-TRAILERS
1st Mike Patterson, FedEx Freight
2nd Terry Certain, FedEx Freight
3rd Steve Marlow, ABF Freight

SLEEPER
1st Jeff Barton, FedEx Freight
2nd Thomas Vandivort, Martin Brower
3rd Kevin McCabe, Walmart Transportation

 

 

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING OUR 2023 TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Are you ready for a night of fun, food, and fundraising? The Young Professionals Council of the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) is hosting a bowling event called “Let the Good Times Roll” to benefit the TTF on June 15th, 2023.

The TTF is a nonprofit wing of the Tennessee Trucking Association that provides scholarships and spreads road education across the state. By attending this event, you can support the TTF’s mission while enjoying a night of bowling and networking.

We look forward to seeing you for a night of fun and fundraising. Let’s roll!

For more information, contact Sarah Heffington at smheffington@mwlginc.com.