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Young Professionals Council

Young Professionals 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 mission 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 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 information you can contact a chapter leader for the regions below: 

MTN YPC Leaders

MTN YPC Officers, 2023-2024

  • Chairman – Sarah Heffington
  • Vice Chairman –  RayVaun Christenson
  • Communications – Dan Joniak

For more information and to get involved, please reach out to our MTN Chapter Chairman, Sarah Heffington,

ETN YPC Leaders
SETN YPC Leaders


Join the TTA’s Young Professionals Council in the Middle, South East, or East Tennessee to shape the future of trucking, engage in dynamic events, and network with peers in your industry.

Haulin’ for the Holidays Toy Drive

Young Professionals Council
Young Professionals Council

The idea for the Haulin’ for the Holidays is credited to Troy Dickens, general manager at Rush Enterprises. Response to his initial suggestion was swift and enthusiastic. The foundation of generosity laid by long-time members of the Tennessee Trucking Association and others in the industry is a legacy the younger members of the TTA want to foster.

Young Professionals Council members have a passion for trucking and a passion for giving. Even though deliveries happen in December, donations are accepted all year long.


Become An Angel Sponsor for Haulin’ for the Holidays

The elves from the Young Professionals Council of the TTA have already been hard at work for the annual Haulin’ For Holidays!

We partner with several non–profit organizations across the state of TN to provide toys and clothing to children whose Christmas mornings would otherwise not be as bright. The Trucking community is a VERY generous community and we would be honored if your company would consider being an “Angel Sponsor” as we try to raise funds to purchase all the toys according to each nonprofit’s needs!

Corporate and/or Personal “Angel Sponsorships” suggestions are $2,500 and $5,000 this year. Can we count on your company to join us?


Become an angel sponsor today! To have you company invoiced email or click here to contribute.

Upcoming Council Meetings:

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