Newsline
1-1-2020 | Issue 2
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NEWSLINE SPONSORSHIPWe are now taking commitments for the 2020. If your company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Carol Foster at the TTA office by phone (615) 777-2882 or email ( cfoster@tntrucking.org) to reserve your edition. The cost will be $300.00 per issue. We will have 24 issues this year. If you would like a banner ad it would be $500.00 per edition.
Upcoming Events
January 16-17 Road Team Captain Training
January 21- Southeast TN SMC/MC Meeting
January 22-23- NATMI Safety and DOT Compliance
January 27- Middle TN SMC Meeting
January 28- Middle TN MC Meeting

THRIVE REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP VALUES YOUR INPUT AS WE ADVANCE FREIGHT EFFICIENCY

On behalf of Thrive Regional Partnership, Inc. , the nonprofit tri-state regional planning organization for the greater Chattanooga region assisting the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, we'd like to respectfully ask for your input as a valuable freight partner essential to moving goods through Chattanooga and the Piedmont Atlantic mega-region.
This work is an unprecedented partnership of TDOT, GDOT, ALDOT, and the surrounding transportation planning organizations to gather input data that will be used to help inform local, state and national recommendations for better efficiencies in freight flow throughout the Chattanooga region. 
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, accessible here. All responses to this survey will be kept strictly confidential from the user, and only reported in aggregate form. 


Thrive Regional Partnership inspires responsible growth through conversation, connection, and collaboration in the tri-state Chattanooga region.

TTF Scholarships for 2020-2021 Available Soon

Through the members of the Tennessee Trucking Association, the Tennessee Trucking Foundation (TTF) has made significant contributions to the community in an effort to increase public awareness of highway safety. Additionally, the TTF has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to children’s charities in an effort to improve the lives of sick children and their families. The TTF believes that the children of Tennessee are the future of both this state and our nation. As an extension of their efforts, the TTF Board of Directors has created the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Scholarship. It is their belief this natural extension will chart a course of success for the future of Tennessee while continuing to assist those in need.
FOUNDATION TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP
FUND CAMPAIGN

All of the 2019 editions listed the contributions to date for our Technician Scholarship Fund. We started out really well, but support has been waning. Let's kick off 2020 with a renewed commitment for 2020. Here is why this support is important - Lincoln Tech has agreed to set up a presentation for us where they will hand-pick students who meet our scholarship requirements. We expect this will really ramp up interest and applications over the next few months. We have to make sure this program is funded. If you haven’t made an annual commitment, please take a moment to do so by either calling the TTA office at (615) 777-2882 and ask for Catherine Stuart or complete the pledge form here and fax back to the TTA office at (615) 777-2024 or email to cfoster@tntrucking.org . We thank all those who have made their commitments to the fund, but if you can’t make an annual commitment at this time, you can make a one-time contribution. If everyone just made a $100 contribution, we could really improve our members odds of hiring the technicians they need!
 
If you have anyone interested in applying for the scholarship Read More
2020 Road Team Captain Training

This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will be training our 2020 Road Team Captains. There are 29 Captains serving in 2020. Thirteen Captains will be moving up to their third year, nine Captains will move up to second year and seven Captains will begin their first year. Five of the third year Captains will be Road Team Captain Ambassadors. Their duties will be to manage the new automated scheduling we will start right after training. Ambassadors are Vernon Brewer - UPS for West Tennessee, Paula Harper - FedEx Freight for Middle Tennessee, Eddie LeSueur - Skyline Transportation for East Tennessee and Ken and Donna Wheeler - Old Dominion Freight for Upper East Tennessee.
Vernon Brewer
Paula Harper
Eddie LeSueur
Donna Wheeler
Ken Wheeler
Congratulations to the below new first year Captains and thank you to the companies who nominated them and support the Tennessee Road Team!
JOHN TETREAULT

RICK BENNETT
MATT NEARY
JEFF COFFEY
KEVIN DAVIS
STEVE BOWAR
JOSH JOHNSON
TENNESSEE ROAD TEAM CAPTAINS DECEMBER SCHOOL EVENTS
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Benny Bills Elementary School
Tennessee Road Team Captains and long time Titan drivers, Robert Moxley and Steve Bowar, with students at Benny Bills Elementary in Gallatin, TN. They spent time with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes talking to them about the importance of the trucking industry and teaching them about the No Zone

Workforce Essentials Drivers Ed Classes
2 events in 1 day! Work Force Essentials classes in Springfield (morning) and Clarksville, TN (afternoon).
Veteran Road Team Captain Mark Copas - FedEx Freight (Middle), David Brady (Left) and Michael Mosier (Right) - both Old Dominion Freight Line with WorkForce Essentials drivers ed classes.
All the above is made possible by the generous support of members and our safety partners throughout Tennessee. Thank you to all the members who chose to make a contribution on TTA's new membership dues renewal form. In 2019, the Foundation received $19,750 in contributions, and, so far in 2020, the Foundation has received $4,700 in contributions!
Mary Ann Reed of Shelbyville, Tennessee | 1942 - 2020 | Obituary
She is survived by husband of 56 years, Danny Michael Reed of Shelbyville; daughters, Dana (Phillip) Edwards , and Kelly Reed both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Sydnee, Aiden, and Ryan Edwards. Click here for full Obituary.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO TENNESSEE TRUCKING FOUNDATION
IN MEMORY OF...









BOB PEMBERTON
Contributions were made by:
J. B. Baker, Kay Habb, Dale Allen, Tommy Hodges, Mark Love, Timothy Reuscher, Greg Shipman, Anthony Metler, Matt Purvis, Alfred Sewell, Jr., Bonnie Kilgore, Dave Huneryager, Jim Jablonski, Pat Marsh, John Ross
Acknowledgement Sent to: Lucy Pemberton
JESSE HENSON
Contributions were made by:
Tommy Hodges, J. B. Baker
Acknowledgement Sent to: Rena Henson


RANDALL ANTHONY (TONY) WALLER, SR.
Contributions were made by:
J. B. Baker
Acknowledgement Sent to: Elizabeth Waller