7-15-2020 | Issue 14
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Tennessee Trucking Association 2020 Convention, IT'S A GO!!

September 20-22, 2020 HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South Destin, FL 32550 We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the TTA Convention. Register NOW!!

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For years, two of our largest motor carrier members; FedEx and UPS, have been generous sponsors of our annual Convention. Both have been long time Platinum level sponsors. I am pleased to thank and recognize Adam Wilson and the team at FirstFleet for joining them as a convention sponsor at the Gold level! My personal thanks to Bill Primeaux and Rob Rhea at FedEx, Nick D’ Andrea at UPS and now Adam Wilson at FirstFleet for your support of our event! Thank you very much!
Truckers from TTA Member Companies were recognized during White House’s
"Salute to America", Independence Day
  • Baylor Trucking Inc.: Steffen Schulz,
  • US Xpress Inc.: Karen and Richard Black (a husband and wife team); and
  • YRC Freight – Steve Fields.
Truckers from ATA member companies recognized during...

ARLINGTON, Va. - Drivers from several American Trucking Associations member companies were guests of President Trump as part of the White House's "Salute to America" Independence Day celebration. "Our members and drivers are continuing to keep...

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Title:  See how Teledoc Telemedicine can give you healthier, happier and more efficient employees
Date:  Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time:  10:00 AM Central Standard Time
Duration:  1 hour

·         Provide all your workers - full time, part-time, subs, even seasonal workers - with TELADOC TELEMEDICINE giving them unlimited, 24/7 access to prescription-writing, state-licensed physicians for every-day illnesses without appointments, waiting rooms or lost time and miles. Best of all - it covers everyone in their household regardless of relationship or medical coverage with No Copay. 
·         Lower your group medical plan renewals . Using stand-alone Teladoc diverts claims away from your medical plan and reduces your renewal increases. You will get Utilization Reports to prove it to you.
·       Provide benefits for the unbenefited.  Even if your medical plan has telemedicine, the COVID zero copay offer will go away. Remember, employee-only coverage doesn’t do a thing for family members or those that opt-out or are ineligible for your plan (especially 1099 contract operators and part-timers).
After 48 years Gary Davis has retired. Gary started his career at Nashville Auto Diesel College, which is now Lincoln Tech. He has been employed by Clarke Power Services since 1974 as Business Development.
Gary Davis was awarded the TTA Allied Professional of the year in 2016. Gary was recognized for his many contributions to the TTA. He has served in a leadership capacity with the Tennessee Trucking Association Maintenance Council and Tennessee Trucking Associations Steering Committee for numerous years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Tennessee Motor Coach Association. 
Congratulations Gary on your retirement.
After 43 years John Carr has retired. He has been in sales management in the commercial vehicle markets with 35 years as executive sales management to multinational commercial vehicle manufactures in the US, Canada, Mexico and globally. He has directed a N.A. field sales and service team for two key industry suppliers that are leaders in their product segments.

John's most recent position was Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Havco Wood Products LLC Nashville TN. Congratulations John on your retirement!!!
Extension of the Modified Expanded Emergency Declaration ...

July 13, 2020 EXTENSION OF THE MODIFIED EXPANDED EMERGENCY DECLARATION NO. 2020-002 UNDER 49 CFR § 390.25 THE FIFTY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that ...

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We finally have three events that are a go for July. Below is the schedule for the Road Team Captains:

Law Enforcement Against Drugs - Tuesday, July 21 - Anderson County High School - Eddie LeSueur - Skyline Transportation, Josh Johnson - Titan Transfer, Eddie Lindsey - Big G Express, Jeff Coffey - Old Dominion.

Middle TN Big Rigs for Little Kids - Thursday, July 23 - Hermitage Golf Course - Josh Johnson - Titan Transfer, Steve Bowar - Titan Transfer, John Tetreault - Averitt Express

East TN Big Rigs for Little Kids - Thursday, July 30 - Egwani Golf Club - Josh Johnson - Titan Transfer, Eddie LeSueur - Skyline, Eddie Lindsey - Big G Express, Jeff Coffey - Old Dominion Freight Line.


Bertis (Bert) Edward McGriff 

Contributions were made by:
Tommy Hodges

Acknowledgement Sent to: Barry McGriff