Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Announces Participation in Wreaths Across America’s Truckloads of Remembrance to Raise Awareness and Support for the Mission


Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Announces Participation in Wreaths Across America’s Truckloads of Remembrance to Raise Awareness and Support for the Mission

The association’s effort will honor and remember our nation’s veterans who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery while providing resources for its TCA Scholarship Fund.

Alexandria, VA and Columbia Falls, ME
July 1, 2024

TCA is proud to announce its participation in the nationwide Truckloads of Remembrance in partnership with the nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA). Numerous TCA members continually volunteer with WAA, whether hauling wreaths to cemeteries or participating in National Wreaths Across America Day in December, and TCA is excited to take part in this program.

With this new partnership, TCA is registered as a WAA payback Sponsorship Group supporting the efforts for wreath placement at Arlington National Cemetery. TCA will be working to fill one trailer load of sponsored veterans’ wreaths to send to the cemetery this December and TCA is asking for support from its members and the public. One trailer load is approximately 5,000 wreaths, which will be laid at the final resting place of service members as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Wreath sponsorships are $17 each, and TCA will receive back $5 per sponsorship, which will go to TCA’s Scholarship Fund.

Since 1973, the TCA Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships to students associated with the trucking industry. Each scholarship recipient must be a good-standing student attending a four-year or two-year college or university and associated with a TCA member company. Last week, TCA announced that the fund will be providing a total of $168,000 to sixty students for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Jim Ward, President of TCA, said this about the new partnership. “TCA is excited to expand its partnership with Wreaths Across America on its Truckloads of Remembrance campaign and help raise awareness and wreaths sponsorships for the mission. And to be able to also raise monies for our Scholarship Fund at the same time, that is a win-win.”

“Each year, WAA partners with more than 300 transportation companies who help us “move the mission.” These companies donate equipment, fuel, staffing, and time to deliver loads of sponsored veterans’ wreaths to their final resting places on the headstones of our nation’s servicemembers laid to rest at more than 4,200 participating cemeteries nationwide,” said Courtney George, Director, Transportation and Industry Relations, WAA. “Truckloads of Remembrance is designed to help expand this reach within the industry through the partnership and support of industry Associations across the country.”

To help TCA reach its goal of 5,000 veterans’ wreaths, please consider sponsoring a wreath at

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About Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)
Located in Alexandria, Virginia, TCA is the only trade association whose sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal container carriers operating throughout North America. Founded in 1938, the TCA represents operators of over 220,000 trucks, which collectively produce revenue of more than $40 billion in annual truckload revenue.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery began in 1992. The organization’s yearling mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington and thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
WAA National Office:
Rachael Wilson, PR Coordinator
Wreaths Across America
(207) 230-4599