4-15-2022 | Issue 8
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We are now taking commitments for the 2022 Newsline Sponsorships. If your company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Carol Foster at (615) 777-2882 or email to reserve your edition. The cost will be $350.00 per edition with your logo and a link to your website. If you would like a banner ad linked to your website it would be $550.00 per edition. There will be a total of 24 editions this year.

THANK YOU to those that sponsored in 2021!!!

We would like to thank the attached members for their support of the Tennessee Trucking Association in sponsoring TTA Newslines for 2021. We appreciate your continued support.
Upcoming Events
About Us - Phillips and Jordan

P&J is a People First company, which means we strive for no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation on the job. Our core values and priorities of guide our business practices and our everyday life. A Proven Innovator We are a ...

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Todd Dooley, DOT Compliance
Phillips and Jordan Inc.
10142 Parkside Dr, Ste 500
Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: (865) 688-8342
160 Driving Academy

Earning your CDL with 160 Driving Academy will put you on the road for a job with an average salary of $47,130*. Our truck driving school helps many students cover their costs with government-sponsored training assistance or complete tuition...

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Jerry Sabatino, Yard Manager
160 Driving Academy
3737 Stewarts Ln
Nashville, TN 37218
Phone: (931) 801-9860
Heniff Transportation Systems, LLC.

With nearly 100 Locations Nationwide, Heniff offers its customers a wide range of service offerings including tank, rail transload, iso depot, cleaning and maintenance solutions. Heniff is in a majority of the ports and services the continental...

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Chad Davis, Regional Vice President
Heniff Transportation
2222 Camden Ct
Oakbrook, IL 60523
Phone: (423) 349-4127
Hyliion produces electrified powertrain systems that can augment or fully replace traditional diesel- or natural gas-fueled powertrains. Its systems are designed to improve performance and lower total cost of ownership while leveraging the existing alternative fuel infrastructure.
Matthew Scott, Southeast Sales Manager
1202 BMC Dr
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: (713) 757-2588
May 17, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Objective: Define and Develop a Crash Response Protocol.
Course Description: This course covers what drivers should do when involved in a crash and what safety managers need to be aware of if/when they respond to a scene. An immediate and effective response to a crash is a key part of the company’s toolkit and crucial to protecting you. The lessons learned will help control losses and navigate litigation.
Costs: Non-Members - $249.00
           Members         - $199.00
Course Includes:
·    Reporting the Incident
·    Rendering Aid
·    Interaction with Law Enforcement Investigators
·    Preservation of data from the vehicle
·    Preservation of video from the dashcam
·    Conversations with adverse parties, witnesses, media
·    Photographs
·    Analysis
·    Crash Prevention Measures
·    Best Practices to Control Costs
·    Litigation
Benefits: Described roles, communication plans, safe responses, someone who can provide direction.
Tennessee Trucking Association
4531 Trousdale Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
Four Points by Sheraton
760 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 964-5500
This year we had 17 competitors enter the Technician Skills Competition. We are very proud to announce the class winners.

Service Information - Andrew Grimm, Clarke Power Services, Inc.
Electrical – Bradford Calfee, Walmart Transportation LLC
Fasteners – Jeremiah Carter, Averitt Express, Inc.
Suspension - Shane Redknap, Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.
Preventive Maintenance Inspection - Dylan Gusler, Averitt Express, Inc.
Brakes – Jeremiah Carter, Averitt Express, Inc.
Engine – Bradford Calfee, Walmart Transportation LLC
Written Test – Bradford Calfee, Walmart Transportation LLC
Transmission - Shane Redknap, Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.
3rd Place Winner, from Clarke Power Services, Inc., Andrew Grimm
2nd Place Winner, from Averitt Express, Inc., Jeremiah Carter

Let us introduce you to the 2022 Technicians Skills Competition Grand Champion, from Ozark Motor Lines, Inc., Shane Redknap. Congratulations Shane!!

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and sponsored! We look forward to next year's TSC!
Please get your drivers registered for this year's competition! 

It's time to submit your best drivers for the recognition they deserve. Forms are below and have also been posted to the TTA Website for the Truck Driving Championships. Download the appropriate forms by clicking the link below as well as from the TTA Website. Complete the necessary forms(s) and mail them to the TTA office or email them to by the deadline posted for the event (no faxes accepted).
Truck Driving Championships

We are excited to announce that we will conduct our TDC this year! The competition Dates will be April 29-30, 2022, click here to download a Registration Form. We will start at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN on Friday where we will do the written test. After the written test, we will head over to FedEx Freight 3960 Logistics Way, Antioch, TN 37013 for the pre-trip. We will kick off Saturday morning back at FedEx for the Course Competition. We will then select our Champions and honor them at our TDC banquet at the Embassy Suites. 

Make your hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites by clicking this link to book your room from their reservation site. Click on special rates and add TTA under group code and hit update. If calling the hotel, use the code TTA.

The TDC competition allows TTA member drivers to test their knowledge of the industry, driving skills, and overall professional competence. The winners of this competition are eligible to compete in the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis, IN on August 16-19, 2022.
We had a great turnout at our April 2022 Sporting Clay Shoot! We would like to give a BIG thanks to all participants and sponsors! We can't wait for the East TN shoot on June 23!
On April 7th before the Tennessee Trucking Foundation board meeting, Stephanie Mann with FMCSA presented former TTA President and CEO Dave Huneryager with a plaque to show FMCSA's great appreciation for Dave's many years of partnership and dedication! This plaque also formally congratulates Dave on his retirement!
The Tennessee Trucking Association’s Day on the Hill occurred on Wednesday, April 6th. We had 11 people in attendance. We met with Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, Senate Transportation Chair Debra Massey, Senator Paul Bailey, Commerce and Labor Chair (TTA Member), Representative Pat Marsh, Speaker Pro Tempore (TTA member), and Senator Jack Johnson. During our meetings, we discussed bottlenecks in Tennessee, the Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative, the need for additional truck drivers, and CDL testers. However, without anything pressing on the agenda, our TTA group enjoyed the opportunity to educate legislators about our industry generally and our message was well-received by all accounts.

After the Day on the Hill, Adams and Reese hosted our annual legislative reception on the terrace with a cigar bar and bourbon tasting. The event was well-attended with legislative leadership, industry representatives, and executive branch leadership in the transportation industry. All in all, the day was a great success.
The final rule, published March 7, amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to increase the area on the interior of CMV windshields where certain vehicle safety technology devices may be mounted. In addition, FMCSA adds items to the definition of vehicle safety technology. The amendments do not impose new or more stringent requirements, but simply codify the temporary exemptions granted pursuant to 49 CFR part 381 that allow the use of the devices/technologies in locations that would previously have been a violation of the regulations. This final rule is effective May 6, 2022.
CTA Expresses Concern with Government Moving Goalposts...

CTA Expresses Concern with Government Moving Goalposts on ELD Enforcement The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is announcing a delay in enforcement of the ELD mandate from June 2022 to January 2023.

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ATA Touts Trucking Apprenticeships at White House |...

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement prior to the event: "Investing in our workforce never stops. It's a constant. Our industry needs an additional 80,000 commercial truck drivers if we're to meet consumer demand. We...

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Safety Comes First

Even experienced truckers can brush up on safe driving habits, which is one reason recurrent truck driver training is essential. Modern technology can assist, but nothing can replace your firsthand evaluation used by you every day with these:

Break Time
It is understandable that you want to get to Point B as quickly as possible, but you must also get their as safely as possible. Taking breaks is essential for avoiding one of the truckers’ most common causes of accident and injury—overexertion. This includes getting the rest you need, as well as taking the time to stretch sore and tired muscles after sitting for extended periods of time.
On Arrival
Whether pulling into a scale complex, rest stop, or delivery location, take the time to assess your surroundings. This is especially important if this is a new drop-off or pick-up location. Even if clearance looks good or the vendor has assured you that you have the room you need, a personal assessment is required. Ask about the onsite lifts and equipment to help reduce your risk of injury. Take your time when unloading!
Useful Tools
When it comes to traffic, weather, and directions, utilize your electronics for the most recent updates. It helps to use a trucker GPS, designed to help find routines suitable for large and heavy loads.
Finally, take your time.
Many accidents and injuries occur when drivers are running behind schedule. While your goal is to get back on schedule, it’s not worth the risk of accident, injury, or collision. The result could end lives, and the financial cost of missed work, insurance premiums, and job security will never be recuperated. For anything health-related, go see your doctor first.

Stay in the Zone!
Marty Pollock | Director of Safety
Tennessee Trucking Association
Congratulations to Desmond Goodloe! Desmond is the recipient of one of our technician scholarships. The award consists of two parts. Desmond received the first part scholarship of $1,500 awarded to him on April 13, 2022. If Desmond goes to work for a member company, he will receive the second part of the scholarship which is $1,000 after a year of employment.

If you are interested in supporting this effort through an annual contribution of $250, please email Catherine Stuart at While a significant amount of the industry’s attention has been directed at the shortage of qualified truck drivers, the shortage of diesel technicians is also an issue that will require industry attention in the years to come. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, trucking will require 75,000 new diesel engine specialists by 2022. This scholarship promotes diesel technicians and we hope you will support this cause!
Register for the East TN Big Rigs for Little Kids Charity Golf Tournament
 A 3.50% Convenience Fee Will Be Added for Credit Cards Only. THERE IS NO FEE FOR DEBIT CARDS.
Registration is now available for the East TN Tournament
Egwani Farms Golf Course
Benefiting East Tennessee Children's Hospital and the TTF Scholarship Fund
You can download a copy by clicking on the link(s) above or by visiting our web site at
 Complete you Registration Form and mail it to: 
Tennessee Trucking Association
4531 Trousdale Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
 or email it to 
Register for the Middle TN Big Rigs for Little Kids Charity Golf Tournament
 A 3.50% Convenience Fee Will Be Added for Credit Cards Only. THERE IS NO FEE FOR DEBIT CARDS.
Registration is now available for the Middle TN Tournament
The Hermitage Golf Course
Benefiting the Nashville Ronald McDonald House and the TTF Scholarship Fund
SPONSORSHIP - We need your generous support to make this the best one yet! Show your support by selecting one of our sponsorship opportunities. You can download the sponsorship form here . 
You can download a copy by clicking on the link(s) above or by visiting our web site at
 Complete you Registration Form and mail it to: 
Tennessee Trucking Association
4531 Trousdale Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
 or email it to 


May 5, 2022 - ETN Big Rigs for Little Kids Golf

May 5, 2022 - Whitten Elementary Career Day

May 11, 2022 - MTN Big Rigs for Little Kids Golf

May 11, 2022 - Knoxville CarFit

May 12, 2022 - Fairfield Glade CarFit

If you would like to schedule an event, please contact
the TTA Office at (615) 777-2882.
Charles Douglas  

Contributions were made by: Dave Huneryager
Acknowledgement Sent to Ashlee Taylor
Tennessee Trucking Foundation Contribution

Want to make a contribution to our Foundation? You can easily donate to the foundation on our website. Thank you to all that support our Foundations mission. 

  • Advancing highway safety
  • Educating the public through programs designed to make our roads safer
  • Providing Tennessee children’s charities with funds to improve the lives of our state’s children
  • The TTF Scholarship, administered annually by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee