3-1-2020 | Issue 6
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As Coronavirus causes a run on hand-sanitizer, canned...

Following the guidance of government and health officials, many working Americans will be staying home in the coming weeks. But truckers are not afforded that same luxury or comfort. In order to keep store shelves stocked, hospitals supplied,...

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The Tennessee Trucking Association is taking a cautious approach to our meetings and events. 

As we see several big events cancelled or postponed in the state and across the nation, we feel that it is in our members best interest to reschedule some of our events; 
  • The Call on Washington will be rescheduled for a later date this year.  
  • Technician Skills Competition has been rescheduled for June 18, 2020.
  • Truck Driving Championships has been rescheduled for June 26 & 27, 2020. 
  • We are cancelling the Call on Nashville and the Legislative Reception that is scheduled for April 1, 2020. 
  • Knoxville Roadside March 27, 2020 has been cancelled. We will reschedule at a later date to be determined.
  • All SMC/MC Council meetings for March have been cancelled.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and decide if we need to reschedule more events in the coming days such as;
  • Roadsides 
  • Safety/Maintenance Council Meetings 
  • NATMI Classes
  • Big Rigs Golf Events
We are pleased to announce an edition to our staff. Ashlee Taylor started on Monday, March 9th as our Communications Coordinator.  
We are excited to welcome her to this new role with the Association. Her primary duties will be communication including; social media, newsletter, marketing, and our website.  
Ashlee graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.  Ashlee joins us after a few years at RJ Young Company. As you can tell by the picture, Ashlee loves her puppy Mia.
We are proud to have her join our team!  Please take a moment to congratulate Ashlee and wish her well in her new position. 
Duane Dornath of Western Express is CVSA's 2020...

CVSA is proud to announce that this year's International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) recipient is professional driver Duane Dornath of Western Express Inc. Dornath has been with Western Express for more than 40 years and safely driven more...

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MATS 2020

It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Mid-America Trucking Show scheduled for March 26-28 in Louisville, KY. This is a decision we did not make lightly, but in consultation with our exhibitors,...

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Kroger Community Rewards Helps the Foundation
Using your Kroger Plus card can fund the Foundation. Right now we only have 20 households participating. Use the link below to sign up now or renew your choice to Fund the Tennessee Trucking Foundation

THSO Grant Provides New Interactive Instructional
Equipment for Students

Tennessee Road Team Captains have been busy learning about and practicing with Fatal Vision educational supplies purchased from our THSO Teens and Trucks grant. We now have alcohol impairment goggles, marijuana impairment goggles, drowsy and distracted goggles, and lots of interactive activities for students to experience.
First group of students to get to use the new equipment was the Drivers Education class at WorkForce Essentials in Clarksville, TN. The students loved the experience and will remember the effects of the goggles.
Yellow Dot Presentation
Road Team Captains Ken and Donna Wheeler helped seniors at the Rogersville Senior Citizen Center complete their forms for TDOT's Yellow Dot Program.
Sullivan Central High School

Veteran Tennessee Road Team Captains Scooter Fleener - Walmart Transportation, Scott Lambert and Jeff Stinson - FedEx Freight along with Road Team Captains Mike Mosier - Old Dominion Freight Line and Wayne Covely - Walmart Transportation spent the day with students Sullivan Central High School in Blountville, TN.
Gnash Says "Stay Out of the No Zone!"
Thanks to a generous grant from the Preds Foundation, Gnash is now part of our rolling billboard for safety on our newly wrapped TTA No Zone trailer! Go Preds!

UPS and Old Dominion Freight Line have also offered a trailer that we are trying to get sports teams from East and West TN to sponsor wraps on. If you have contacts with any teams in those areas, please let us know!