Entries by Erica Mitchell

Trucking: A community addressing a shortage

With the start of summer, comes the planning of barbeques, water sports and road trips to spend time with family and friends. Tying your summer fun to how those deliveries arrive to your home or business is not typically top of mind, but making those special summer days happen is due in large part to […]

Structurally sound and safe roads mean trucking can deliver

There’s 32 million trucks traveling our nation’s roads, bridges and tunnels each day. The professional truck drivers behind the wheel work tirelessly every day to complete their deliveries safely and on time to ensure that our communities are stocked with the goods that we all rely on. But, time, weather and lack of investments in […]

TMAF Supports Infrastructure Week 2018

Infrastructure Week is a series of events and educational advocacy efforts aimed at highlighting infrastructure as a key policy issue nationwide. The effort is being supported by a new message that includes a Twitter hashtag, “The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild.” In a blog post for Infrastructure Week, TMAF co-chairman and president of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Advocates for Infrastructure Investments During Infrastructure Week

Industry Unites to Spread Message: The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2018 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, announced it is once again an official affiliate of Infrastructure Week, which will take place May 14-19. Infrastructure Week is a series of events, […]

High School Takes on Commercial Truck Driver Shortage

With a commercial truck driver shortage looming, a high school in Patterson, Calif., decided to take a proactive approach by creating a truck driving school program dedicated to bringing new drivers into the industry. The area surrounding Patterson High School has become a mecca for distribution centers the past several years, bringing in companies such […]

3 NWI Companies Receive Century/Half Century Business Awards

Three northwest Indiana companies were among the 44 honored today by Governor Eric Holcomb with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award. The awards recognize each company for its longevity and service to its employees, community and the state, and nearly 15-hundred Hoosier companies have been recognized during the 27-year history of the award. […]

Trucking Moves America Forward: $4M raised in 4 years

Since its inception four years ago at the Mid-America Trucking Show, TMAF has raised more than $4 million. During a press conference Wednesday, in which the group announced its 2017 accomplishments, TMAF executive committee member Elisabeth Barna said the group raised money at the National Truck Driving Championships last year, as well as through the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Announces Accomplishments in Industry Image Building on its Fourth Anniversary

Mascot Safety Sammy to Make First Appearance at Mid-America Trucking Show  Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2018 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, today discussed its accomplishments in shifting the industry’s perception and promoting it more broadly during their 2017 year in review. TMAF also previewed its attendance at the […]