Committee & Program Leadership

TCA Committees guide the association’s administrative, advocacy, operating, outreach, and policy efforts, supported by a full-time professional staff. Below are descriptions of the areas of responsibility, including the leaders, staff liaison, and committee roster for each. Committees open to new members have a “Join Now” button. Committee membership is a one-year term, running from March through February in conjunction with TCA’s Annual Convention schedule.

Committees

Safety & Security Division Committee

The Safety & Security Division Committee is responsible for developing TCA's Safety & Security Meeting, an on-site event that takes place each Summer. Committee members craft the schedule, determine educational workshops, and Safety in the Round discussion topics.

Committee Roster

Chair

Jill Maschmeier

National Carriers Inc.

Advocacy Advisory Committee

The Advocacy Advisory Committee optimizes TCA’s limited staff and financial resources to set clear legislative and regulatory priorities based on whether an issue improves safety, improves the driver job, the overall economic impact, and the likelihood of passage.

Staff Liaison: David Heller

Committee Roster

Chairman

Karen Smerchek

Veriha Trucking, Inc.

Highway Policy Committee

The Highway Policy Committee is responsible for developing TCA policies and solutions relating to issues affecting the efficient movement of commercial vehicles on the highways. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) size and weight; National Highway System; Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems; intermodal; environmental; international and cross-border; highway vehicle taxes, fees and registrations; and toll roads. At the discretion of TCA's chairman, in some instances this Committee will share responsibility for addressing issues with the Regulatory Policy Committee.

Staff Liaison: David Heller

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Chairman

Jerry Sigmon, Jr

Cargo Transporters

Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee

The Independent Contractor Practices Policy Committee is responsible for developing TCA policy and solutions involving issues relating to independent contractor drivers. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) employment classification issues, workers compensation, tax matters, and carrier leasing issues.

Staff Liaison: David Heller

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Chairman

Joe Beacom

Landstar

Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee

The Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee is responsible for developing TCA policies and solutions relating to driver recruitment and retention, and human resources and labor issues. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) wage and hour; OSHA; workers compensation; and unemployment compensation.

Staff Liaison: Lilly Grossman

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Chair

Ashley Kordish

Ralph Moyle Transportation

Regulatory Policy Committee

The Regulatory Policy Committee is responsible for developing TCA's policies and solutions relating to federal and state legislation and regulations. Issues handled by the Committee include (but are not limited to) regulatory reform; motor carrier safety; non-highway taxes; meal deductibility; vehicle maintenance and engineering; environmental; international and cross-border. At the discretion of TCA's chairman, in some instances this committee will share responsibility for addressing issues with the Highway Policy Committee.

Staff Liaison: David Heller

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Chairman

Eric Grant

Maverick Transportation, LLC

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee attends to the governing rules of the Association, and convenes as necessary to consider proposed amendments to the bylaws.

Staff Liaison: Jim Ward

Committee Roster

Chairman

Jon Coca

Diamond Transportation System, Inc.

Communications & Image Committee

The Communications & Image Committee oversees TCA's programs and communications aimed at enhancing the trucking industry's public image through carrier engagement, building knowledge and supporting events.

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Chair

Graig Morin

Brown Dog Carriers & Logistics

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee has oversight responsibility for TCA's membership development and retention programs and activities.

Staff Liaison: Zander Gambill

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Chairman

Tim Chrulski

Garner Trucking, Inc.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for putting together the annual slate of nominations for TCA's officers, board and executive committee.

Staff Liaison: Jim Ward

Committee Roster

Chairman

John Elliott

Load One, LLC

Scholarship Fund Trustees

The TCA Scholarship Fund Trustees oversee a successful scholarship program that has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry reach their dreams since 1973. Among other roles, the Trustees judge the nearly 150 student applications to award up to $6,250 per year, per full-time college student.

Staff Liaison: Zander Gambill

Scholarship Fund Trustees

Chairman

Joey Hogan

Covenant Logistics Group, Inc.

TCA Profitability Program

The TCA Profitability Program provides truckload carriers with a results-oriented forum for sharing best practices and processes that will aid them in reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

Chairman

Pete Hill

Hill Brothers Transportation