TXTA Pledges $10,000 a year to Support TMAF’s Mission to Promote the Positive Image of Trucking
Washington, D.C. – September 8, 2021 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry wide education and image movement, announced today the continued financial support of the Texas Trucking Association Foundation (TXTA), one of the largest trucking associations in the country. TXTA has pledged $10,000 each year over the next three years to support TMAF’s mission of promoting the economic contributions of the trucking industry.
Elisabeth Barna, TMAF Executive Committee Member, Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, American Trucking Associations (ATA) said, “The Texas Trucking Association has been a steadfast ally of TMAF since our industry movement’s inception seven years ago. We are grateful for their generous donation and their continued partnership with TMAF to educate the motoring public on the important role that the industry has in the country’s economy. With the support of donors like TXTA, we are able to broaden our reach and continue to shift the public’s perception of trucking in the right direction.”
TXTA has partnered with TMAF on many educational activities over the years to help demonstrate the good works of trucking and the stories of the dedicated drivers and workforce that support the industry. Some of those activities include showcasing professional drivers from Texas through the placement of billboards on Texas roads and highways each year since 2016. In partnership with TXTA, TMAF tells the story of several industry professionals in Texas through the “Women of Trucking” series that shines a light on the various career paths for women in the industry. Additionally, TXTA’s charitable contributions are a key part of TMAF’s public relations and marketing efforts.
John D. Esparza, President and CEO, TXTA said, “One of the core goals of TXTA Foundation is to contribute to educational programs that enhance the understanding and image of the trucking industry—and no group does this better than TMAF. They have assembled an impressive group of leaders and educators and this campaign is absolutely essential to the successful future of the trucking industry. TXTA Foundation applauds TMAF for the meaningful contributions they’ve made to trucking. We are proud to be a supporter.”
In December 2014, the Texas Trucking Association Foundation and TMAF announced that TXTA committed a $50,000 financial contribution to support TMAF’s growth over five years. The TXTA has provided support each subsequent year. The donation followed TMAF’s official launch at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2014.
To learn more about TMAF and the movement’s work, visit http://www.truckingmovesamerica.com/.
About Trucking Moves America Forward
Trucking Moves America Forward aims to establish a long-term industry-wide movement to create a positive image for the industry, to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy, and to build the political and grassroots support necessary to strengthen and grow the industry in the future. To learn more, visit http://www.truckingmovesamerica.com/. Also join and follow TMAF through social media, on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Medium.
About TXTA Foundation
TXTA Foundation was established in 1978 to fund education and research projects for the Texas trucking industry. The Foundation is a non-profit educational, public relations, research and community service organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The mission of this all volunteer organization is to work with TXTA member companies to fund educational and community service programs to enhance the understanding of and image of the Texas trucking industry, with the ultimate goal of positioning trucking as the most vital and necessary industry in Texas. To learn more, visit www.texastrucking.com/txta-foundation/.