Wreaths Across America Recognizes TCA Carrier Members as Honor Fleets for Longevity in Fulfilling the Mission


LAS VEGAS, Nevada:

Earlier today, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) members who volunteered their time and equipment to transport remembrance wreaths for Wreaths Across America (WAA) were recognized for their efforts.

WAA’s Director of Transportation and the Mobile Education Exhibit Don Queeney presented Thank You awards to those Honor Fleet members, who have transported wreaths for 10 or more years, during the Communications & Image Committee meeting at Truckload 2022: Las Vegas at the Wynn Las Vegas.

“Since the first load of wreaths was delivered to Arlington National Cemetery, we have experienced overwhelming support from the transportation industry, and TCA in particular, in helping us move this mission,” said Queeney. “The carriers being recognized today are part of a group who always find a way to help deliver these important truckloads of respect year after year. Our gratitude for their efforts is greater than this token of appreciation can describe, but we hope they know how important their part is in fulfilling the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach.”

The following carriers, WAA’s Honor Fleet members, were recognized during the presentation:

  • C.R. England of Salt Lake City, Utah;
  • Cargo Transporters of Claremont, North Carolina;
  • Dart Transit Company of Eagan, Minnesota;
  • Freymiller of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
  • Hartt Transportation Systems of Bangor, Maine;
  • Load One, LLC of Taylor, Michigan;
  • Motor Carrier Service (MCS) of Northwood, Ohio;
  • Pottle’s Transportation of Hermon, Maine;
  • Prime Inc. of Springfield, Missouri;
  • Knight-Swift Transportation of Phoenix, Arizona; and
  • U.S. Xpress, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Queeney, and additional WAA representatives, will be broadcasting Wreaths Radio live from the exhibit hall throughout the three-day event. The team will interview TCA’s leadership, carrier members, associates, and industry partners in attendance.

Since 2008, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has helped to secure, or has encouraged professional truck drivers and motor carriers, to haul remembrance wreaths each December on behalf of Wreaths Across America. Those who transport the wreaths donate their fuel, equipment, and the driver’s time for the cause.

For nearly a decade, TCA and its sponsor, Pilot Flying J, have supported WAA’s Arlington Wreath Rally which takes place the Friday evening before National Wreath Laying Day at Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Pilot Flying J, nearly 100 professional truck drivers and their guests receive a meal and driver appreciation gifts during the event.

To view available routes this Fall, or to complete an interest form, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

View photos and updates from Truckload 2022: Las Vegas by following the hashtag #2022TCA on social media networks or access our event album here.