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Letter from the PRESIDENT


TENNESSEE TRUCKING ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD


PHILLIP EDWARDS Titan Transfer, Inc.


IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN SCOTT GEORGE


Tennessee Express, Inc. TREASURER


SCOTT SCHUMPERT Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs


Volunteer Express, Inc. JAMES BARR


Venture Express, Inc. J.B. BAKER


BRAD ALLEN


Trailer Sales of Tennessee, Inc. MARSHALL BROWN


Ryder System, Inc. SONNY BRILEY


Arthur J. Gallagher RMS, Inc.


BRUCE CAMPBELL Forward Air Corp.


Freightliner of Knoxville, Inc. BUDDIE CARROLL


CATHY PHILLIPS COATS H.B. Phillips, Inc. DOUG COOK


Rush Truck Center, Nashville


Covenant Transport, Inc. TROY DICKENS


HAL DOWLAND PrePass


Thompson Power Corporation JEFFREY EARLE


PHILLIP EDWARDS Titan Transfer, Inc.


Multi-Task Solutions, LLC BETH FRANKLIN


STEVE FRANKLIN


U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. TIM GATLIN


Multi-Task Solutions, LLC MAX FULLER


Intermodal Cartage Company, Inc. SCOTT GEORGE


Empire Express, Inc. MARK GEORGE


Tennessee Express, Inc. Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. NATHANIEL GOGGANS


Danny Herman Trucking, Inc. TOMMY HODGES


GERALD HAMPTON Pinnacle National Bank JOSEPH HERMAN


Landmark International Trucks Inc. STEVE JONES


Tennessee Trucking Association JAMES JABLONSKI


Great West Casualty Company DAVE HUNERYAGER


Goggin Warehousing, LLC RON HONKEN


Ike Transportation, Inc. YRC Worldwide, Inc.


WILLIAM KEITH FirstExpress, Inc. MIKE KELLEY


SECRETARY


JIM MOSBY Regions Bank


GENERAL COUNSEL DALE ALLEN


Adams and Reese, LLP BOARD OF DIRECTORS


LISA LEATHERWOOD Fleet Equipment, LLC


LARRY LEFKOVITZ TMW Systems, Inc.


Tennessee Express, Inc. PAT MARSH


DAVE MANNING Cumberland International Trucks, Inc.


Big G Express, Inc. TERRY MINOR


JIM MOSBY Regions Bank


Nacarato Volvo Trucks, Inc. BRAD RAHRER


JOSEPH NACARATO


Skyline Transportation, Inc. ROBERT RHEA


Milan Express Company, Inc. JOHN ROSS


FedEx Freight Corporation TOMMY ROSS


Milan Express Company, Inc. JOE SCATTERGOOD


Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs JOESEPH SHARP


Peterbilt Motors Company SCOTT SCHUMPERT


Western Express, Inc.


ALLIE SHARP SCHWALB Sharp Transport, Inc.


Kenco Management Services MARK STILES


United Parcel Service, Inc. JOE SMITH


Shoun Trucking Co., Inc. DANNY SMITH


SHIELA SHOUN Diamond International of Memphis


Mayfield Dairy/Dean Foods RICHARD SWEEBE


TOMMY THAXTON Best One Tire & Service


WAYLAND THOMPSON FirstFleet, Inc.


McKee Foods Transportation, LLC CONNIE VAUGHAN


R. EDDIE WAYLAND King & Ballow


Rapid Ways Truck Leasing WAYNE WEAVER Clarke Power Services, Inc.


ROBERTWEST, JR. R.E. West, Inc. BILLY WHITE


Spending time and money on evaluating and taking action on these many opportunities and problems means taking a risk on what is the best use of a company’s resources. However, as many companies have found in the past, it is much riskier to do it on their own.


There is no guarantee that being a member of TTA ensures a long, profitable life for a busi- ness. But, by being a member, more risks are minimized and more opportunities are real- ized. Time and money spent with TTA are a proven good investment in a company’s future. Ask any long-time TTA member – I believe they would tell you the same thing!


Dave Huneryager President & CEO


Tennessee Trucking Association dhuneryager@tntrucking.org


SPRING Q1 2013 TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS 9


Skyline Transportation, Inc. WILLIAM REED, III


Portland Express, Inc. JEFF REED


Membership Matters Many of you have recently received your dues invoice for 2013. Before becoming president of Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA), I, like each of you, was a member. Part of my respon- sibility was to evaluate and justify the value of the expenses in my district. For me, approv- ing our renewal was never in doubt. My involvement first with the board of directors, the executive committee, and then as chairman, made my decision an easy one.


Services provided by TTA must be worth the money paid. The following list is an example of what members get fromTTA in return for their annual dues and the time they spend on councils, committees, conventions, meetings and issues.


• Leadership on trucking issues and initiatives • Representation before state and local agencies and boards •Advocacy of the Tennessee trucking industry’s position for reasonable and appropriate laws and regulations


•Access to subject matter experts • Information and strategic advice on industry and business issues • Promotion of construction and maintenance of highways and safer highways (including Fleet Safety, Driver of the Year, Truck Driving and Technician Championships and the Road Team)


•Access to a broad network of motor carriers and allied suppliers who have common concerns and goals


• Oversight of the current system of taxes and fees to ensure fair and reasonable levels for the trucking industry


•A source of trucking industry information to members, the public, public officials, regulators and legislators


• Education – training on regulations, laws and business practices • Endorsement programs that reduce expense in trucking related areas


Additionally, the opportunity to share costs of products and services among members pro- duces tremendous economies of scale and scope. For example, lobbying resources and staff time dealing with legislative and regulatory issues alone would not be affordable to most members.


People in our business are confronted with an endless number of opportunities and prob- lems each year. Each of those opportunities and problems may have the potential to make or break a company, if not in the short run, then most assuredly in the long run.


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