Entries by Erica Mitchell

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 […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Helps to Raise Awareness During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

TMAF is providing an online awareness and educational campaign to run throughout the month of January during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The goal is to help raise awareness of the human trafficking national crisis; to highlight the unique position that truck drivers are in to take action, and to provide a list […]

TMAF Shares Industry News from Holiday Season

This holiday season, trucking’s message resonated throughout the country from TMAF members. Below is a sampling of editorials and appearances in the news from national cable television programs to local weekly newspapers. You can view full media stories by clicking on the bolded links. In early December, Larry Spiekermeier, the owner-operator of Montana-based Whitewood Transport […]