The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) hosted its annual Call on Washington on Tuesday, September 13th – bringing together members across the industry and continent to discuss issues facing the truckload industry. The association’s Canadian members got the opportunity to meet with trade specialists at the Canadian Embassy. This cohort included leadership from Bison Transport, Brian Kurtz Trucking, Kriska Transportation Group, KRTS Transportation Specialists, and Trans-West Logistics.
Jim Ward, TCA President, said the meeting “provided a productive environment for our Canadian members to impartinsight on cross-border issues confronting their operations, as well as other challenges.” Ward added “however, challenges are simply opportunities in disguise. With that as our collective approach, TCA members spent their time in D.C. working to make progress and build solutions with our partners in government.”
TCA members met with 39 congressional offices and discussed issues ranging from truck parking to hair testing to supply chain and more. The meeting priorities can change from year to year, while other problems prove resilient and remain a consistent topic of discussion year-after-year.
The Call on Washington event is held in conjunction with TCA’s Fall Business Meetings which took place the day prior, September 12, 2022. This includes TCA’s committee meetings that cover: Highway Policy, Independent Contractor Practices Policy, Recruitment & Retention Human Resources, Regulatory Policy, Communications and Image, and Membership. TCA members are invited to join these committees to better engage with the association and industry.
TCA’s Senior VP of Safety and Government Affairs, Dave Heller, said that “an added benefit of this event pairing is that during the committee meetings members are brought up to date on all things TCA and truckload, which then better positions them to advocate for truckload on Capitol Hill during our Call on Washington. We are excited about what these events have to offer and look forward to growing them in the years to come.”