8-15-2020 | Issue 16
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Cumberland Now Has 6 Locations in Central and Northeast...

Cumberland Companies will now serve the southeast with a total of 10 locations in Tennessee and Florida. Our Florida branches are in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando North, Orlando South, Palm Bay, and Ocala. Our Tennessee branches serve...

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Give Back Day for the YPC- Nashville Rescue Mission 2020

Our Young Professionals Council had a great time serving Breakfast from 5:30-7:30 AM on Saturday, August 8th at the Nashville Rescue Mission Men's Campus! We are very proud and thankful for their continued volunteer work.

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is comprised of young trucking professionals who have passion and drive for the future of trucking in Tennessee.

The Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community committed to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life. Established in 1954, the Mission first opened its doors to provide food, clothing, and shelter to homeless men in Nashville. To learn about volunteer opportunities, click here.
HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators
Doug Lloyd, director of maintenance, Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tennessee & Chris Woody, safety manager, M&W Logistics, Nashville, Tennessee
Sitting Down with HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators

We all know someone who is never satisfied with the way things are - who's always tinkering, always pushing the envelope, always looking for ways to do things better. Those changes both big and small that help them operate more efficiently or...

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Season 3 Episode 3: Meet HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet...

What do maintenance data, safety technology, and more efficient pup trailers have in common? They're all tactics taken by HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators. Heavy Duty Trucking has presented its Innovator awards annually since 2006. They...

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Summit Truck Group Adds
Top Industry Sales Talent Patrick Mendenhall
Named Fleet Sales Manager for AR, MO, & TN AORs

August 14, 2020 – Summit Truck Group, LLC, is pleased to announce that Patrick Mendenhall has joined the Summit New Truck Sales Team as Fleet Sales Manager for identified key accounts and prospects within the states of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. He began work at Summit earlier this week.
Reliance Partners Earns Designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company in 2020  
Reliance Partners, one of America’s fastest growing P&C Insurance Agencies, announced that it is Great Place to Work-Certified™. Certification is a significant achievement. Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven For All methodology, Certification confirms 7 out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience at Reliance Partners. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.  
Reliance Partners, LLC Named to Inc. 5000 Annual List of ...

Chattanooga, Tenn. August 17, 2016 - Inc. magazine recognizes Reliance Partners, LLC on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners ranked number 729 on prestigious...

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UCT Health Network

Request Information Enroll Today Join the UCT Truckers Health Network Team As UCT Truckers Health Team members, your in-clinic medical services have no deductible or co-pay. Find clinics at Pilot Flying J locations across the country. Why a UCT...

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Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax E-File | Schedule 1 Copy ...

LOG ON TO, Exclusive discount Only for Tennessee Trucking Association [TTA] members Avail flat 20% discount on your Form 2290 E-filing Fee

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A message from ATA President and CEO,
Chris Spear

This year, we invite you to celebrate NTDC Week Virtually, August 17-22. Join the NTDC Facebook Group for a look back at previous champions, highlights from earlier competitions, and participate in daily Safety Skills Challenges!
Brake Safety Week is Set for Aug. 23-29 - CVSA -...

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled, Aug. 23-29. Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake...

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CVSA's International Roadcheck Rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The postponed International Roadcheck event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Aug. 10. CVSA officials postponed the event in March...

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FBI Bulletin Puts Spotlight on ELDs and Cybersecurity

A recent bulletin distributed to the trucking industry by the FBI warned that cyber criminals could exploit vulnerabilities in electronic logging devices, which have been mandated for most of the trucking industry since December 2019.

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 2020 TTF Annual Silent Auction Goes Online!

AROUND THE STATE FOR 90 YEARS!  Our Auction will be very different this year as we adapt to social distancing to keep our attendees safer. We are excited to be able to offer online bidding for all auction items whether you are attending the 2020 Convention or not. Anyone can go online and bid. Again this year, Greg Shipman has volunteered to be the Committee Chairman. The committee members Craig Kendall, Randy Hooper, Catherine Stuart, Donna England, Dave Huneryager, Ashlee Taylor, Perry Wilson, Sarah Heffington, Josh Ray, John Seeman, Maggie Roney, and Julia Harcourt are taking time from their very busy schedules to put in the challenging work of emailing and calling from their contact list for donors. Don’t wait for a call from one of the committee members. Just go ahead and make your commitment to the 2020 auction by clicking HERE to access the Auction site. You can register to bid when the auction opens, make a donation, or find out when the Auction goes live. You can also call Catherine Stuart, Foundation Coordinator, at (615) 777-2882. The items don’t have to be large (but we will take those as well)!  Maybe you could purchase or put together a nice gift basket. They always go well. Other popular items are jewelry, electronics, tickets to sports events and equipment, gift sets, collector items, and of course, GIFT CARDS. If you don’t have time to pick something out, you can help by just making a cash donation to the Auction fundraiser. Everyone loves our auction event each year. Your donation will help make it both fun and a successful fundraiser!
Preview our Silent Auction Items Now!
Our Silent Auction is just around the corner. Since this year you will bid online, you can also go ahead and preview all of our auction items now! We are so excited for this new program and for all of the wonderful donation items we have received so far. If you take a look at our auction items and think of something you want to donate as well, there is a donation form on the home page. To preview the items, click here. Once on our website, just click "ITEMS" in the top left-hand corner.

2020 Raffle Tickets Sales Are Essential This Year!

This year has been a real challenge for the Foundation to have revenue generated activities. Raffle Ticket sales are our last chance to generate revenue for this unprecedented year. On August 19th, we can begin selling the Raffle tickets. Here is the link which will be live on August 19th. You will be able to purchase from that link. Even though not all the Road Team Captains will be attending convention this year, we are still going to have the ticket sales contest. We will send out a separate email blast once the tickets are available to purchase on line with a link to that site. At that time, you may purchase on line or you can call the TTA office at (615) 777-2882, or email Catherine Stuart at We will also take your name for your future purchase. You won’t be invoiced until after the link goes live, so you can budget for your tickets and let us know what month you want to be called for purchase up to November 1st. We will be contacting those of you who have purchased in the past to give you the opportunity to purchase your tickets. You will receive the tickets once they have been invoiced and payment is received. Our goal is to sell out the tickets early so we don’t go to the last minute wondering if all tickets will sell. Raffle proceeds benefit the Tennessee Trucking Foundation's Highway Safety Education Programs. This program has really grown over the past few years. Our 29 Road Team Captains now have safety presentations for ages from kindergarten up to our aging population. We know that once our Nation recovers from the pandemic, they will be back in the schools, senior citizen centers, and public events across the state. Please help with this fundraiser so they can continue to save lives in Tennessee.