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Tennessee Trucking News Q2 Summer 2019 -- Patrick Mendenhall & TTA's YPC

The Official Magazine of the Tennessee Trucking Association

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truckingTENNESSEE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE
OF THE TENNESSEE
TRUCKING ASSOCIATION

Q2 SUMMER 2019

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NEWS

Trucking Economics

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TABLE OF CONTENTSTennessee Trucking News OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE TENNESSEE TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
Q2 SUMMER 2019

COVER STORY P 20

PATRICK
MENDENHALL

AND TTA’s NEW YOUNG
PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL

BY STEVE BRAWNER

FEATURES

11 Trucking Economics

State of the U.S. economy
according to ATA’s Bob Costello

BY STEVE BRAWNER

16 FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol
Clearinghouse

BY DAVE OSIECKI

27 TTA’s ROAD TEAM

See some of the highlights
of TTA’s Road Team’s latest
activities and events

BY CATHERINE STUART

29 Member Spotlight:
Showcasing TTA’s Allied
Members

Tennessee Trucking Association
hosts its first-ever business expo
at its upcoming convention in
September

BY DEREK RAYMENT
30 New: Buyers’ Guide of

TTA’s Allied Members

DEPARTMENTS

7 Chairman’s Message

BY CONNIE VAUGHAN

9 From the President

BY DAVE HUNERYAGER

38 New TTA Members

38 Calendar of Events

38 Advertiser Resource Index

IMAGES ON COVER AND THIS PAGE OF PATRICK MENDENHALL BY LAWRENCE KUZNIEWSKI.
Q2 SUMMER 2019 TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS • 5


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truckingTENNESSEE Chairman’s Message
NEWS
SUMMER
Official Magazine of the Tennessee Trucking Association
Tennessee Trucking News is owned by the Tennessee Trucking Summer is in full swing and I know that means you have plans to
Association and is published quarterly by Matthews Publishing spend quality time with family and friends. I love summer time with
water! The pool, the lake and of course, the ocean.
Group. For additional copies, to order reprints of individual
articles or to become a subscriber to Tennessee Trucking News, ”The agenda is shaping up and will cover
topics important to all motor carriers.  We have
contact Carol Foster at [email protected]
a lot of new members and trust you will take
Publisher Jennifer Matthews-Drake advantage of the discounted rate to attend.
And by the way – the ocean front location
[email protected] makes a terrific family hang out while you are
networking and learning about the advantages
Executive Editor Dave Huneryager
of TTA membership.”
[email protected]
As your finalizing your summer plans, I hope you are including reservations for the TTA
Creative Director Fran Sherman Annual Convention in Destin, Fla. TTA’s conventions just get better and better. The new
[email protected] online reservation form is just one example on how the TTA staff constantly looks for ways to
improve the convention experience.
Graphic Designer Barbara Negron
Photographers If you’d prefer to register the old-fashioned way, you’ll find TTA’s convention brochure and
Clay Cook a registration form enclosed with this edition of Tennessee Trucking News.
Larry Kuzniewski
Contributing Writers Caleb Shane Lollar The agenda is shaping up and will cover topics important to all motor carriers.  We have a
John David Pittman lot of new members and trust you will take advantage of the discounted rate to attend. And by
Ad Production Catherine Stuart the way – the ocean front location makes a terrific family hang out while you are networking
and learning about the advantages of TTA membership.
Steve Brawner
Jim Harris Thanks to our outstanding allied members and convention sponsors. I’m looking forward
to the first ever TTA Convention Expo! Carriers, you will want to be sure to build in some
Renee Miller time to visit each booth. In this relaxed setting, it will be possible to visit and talk with
Derek Rayment industry leaders about emerging technologies, recruitment, and risk management.
Jennifer Barnett Reed
I hope to see you there!
John Schulz
Todd Traub

Doug Benjamin

www.TNTrucking.org
Tennessee Trucking Association Staff

President & CEO
Dave Huneryager
[email protected]

Membership Coordinator
Donna England

[email protected]

Foundation Coordinator
Catherine Stuart

[email protected]

Administrative Coordinator
Carol Foster

CF[email protected]

An affiliate of the American Trucking Associations

Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) has served as the voice for Tennessee’s Sincerely,
trucking industry since 1930.TTA is a trade association dedicated to the furtherance Connie Vaughan, Governmental Affairs, McKee Foods
of the trucking industry’s goals and interests in Tennessee and the United States. TTA Chairman
Our membership is a diverse group comprised of motor carriers, both public and [email protected]
private, and companies providing products and services to the industry.TTA serves
these companies as a governmental affairs representative before legislative, Q2 SUMMER 2019 TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS • 7
regulatory and executive branches of government on issues that affect the trucking
industry.The organization also provides public relations services, operation services
and serves as a forum for industry meetings and membership relations.

For more information, contact TTA at:
Tennessee Trucking Association

4531 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
Telephone 615-777-2882
Facsimile 615-777-2024
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ATA ECONOMIST:

TRADE WAR

SLOWING ECONOMY;

SOME FLEETS WON’T MAKE IT
BY STEVE BRAWNER / CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Continuing uncertainties over
American trade policy are one
factor slowing the economy,
and while the American
Trucking Associations’ chief
economist won’t yet say a
recession is imminent, he does
believe some fleets will go out
of business.

Bob Costello, the ATA’s chief economist
and senior vice president, said in an
interview June 26 that businesses are
starting to consider if they really need
to expand and invest because of those
uncertainties, even if they aren’t directly
involved in international trade.

“I think everybody at least knows that
trade impacts them in all ways, right?” he
said. “So even those that are saying, ‘Well,
I’m not an importer from China and so
forth,’ they still know it has an impact on
the economy.”

Coming on the heels of the Great
Recession, the decade-long expansion
is now the longest in modern history.
Costello said the risks of another
recession have increased, and though he
stopped short of predicting it will happen,
he added, “My concern is that we’re going
to end up causing a recession by accident.”

A freight recession, like the one that
occurred in 2016, seems more likely than

CONTINUED 

Q2 SUMMER 2019 TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS • 11


a full recession in the short term. That numbers were OK, later data has not been Photo- Bob Costello. John Sommers II for
year, the economy slowed but didn’t fall as encouraging. May was particularly Transport Topics
into a recession. However, the United soft, and the first half of June wasn’t
States was not engaged in a trade dispute great either. The numbers might show prior to the interview had reached the
at the time. Costello doesn’t think a a surge at the end of the quarter, which previous 12-month average.
recession is right around the corner, commonly occurs, but he expects them to
“but certainly it’s something we’re weaken again after July 1. Demand has slowed somewhat,
watching closely.” while trucking capacity has increased.
“Freight fundamentals are not as good Meanwhile, shippers want to get their
In a speech to the Arkansas Trucking as last year,” he said. “The spot market money back after last year paying higher
Association May 16, Costello was is particularly weak, but even contract trucking rates, much of which went to
moderately optimistic, saying the freight now is softening significantly.” drivers. Over the last 18-24 months, fleets
economy is “slowing, but we’re still have raised driver pay, which Costello
growing.” He said then that the economy Among the major economic indicators, said they should have done, and also
was returning to an average growth rate of housing continues to be weaker than
2% – slower than 2018’s unusually strong in the past. More homes were built last
gains, but still good. year than in any year since 2007, but the
numbers were nowhere near the 2 million
By the time of the interview June 26, homes built that year. Factory output is
however, his worries had increased. Asked slipping, and Costello said he may have to
about that earlier statement, Costello lower an earlier forecast of 1.5% growth.
said, “I think the growing part is getting Unemployment is at a 50-year low and the
smaller and smaller.” The global economy economy is close to full employment, but
isn’t growing as fast as the United States’, he believes job creation is already slowing
China is slowing down, and trade from more than 200,000 per month to
disputes continue. While the first quarter’s 150,000. Only one of the four months

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offered guaranteed minimum weekly pay. The Trump administration is considering and services to China as that country levies
Walking back driver pay is very difficult, a 25% tariff on all imported autos, and its own retaliatory tariffs. Half of all U.S.
so in an environment where rates are the trade dispute with China continues. manufactured products are for export.
stagnant or falling, some fleets won’t be According to the Office of the United
able to make payroll – particularly States Trade Representative, the trade “You start doing this trade war stuff,
smaller companies. deficit with China in 2018 was $378.6 those people get hurt,” Costello said.
billion. The Trump administration has
“You could start to see a lot of trucking imposed 25% tariffs on more than $250 Moreover, tariffs directly increase the
companies go out of business,” Costello billion in Chinese goods under Section trucking industry’s costs. A 25% tariff has
said. He later added, “I think what 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, alleging already been levied on trailer and container
you will see is, you will see some unfair trading practices. China responded chassis. While trucks driven in the United
carnage in the industry in a falling with tariffs of 5-25% on $110 billion of States are built here or in Mexico, some
rate environment.” U.S. goods. Trump has threatened tariffs parts come from China. Meanwhile, the
on another $300 billion, covering most next round of tariffs could affect 53-foot
Costello noted that while fleets are Chinese exports. However, after meeting domestic containers – all of whom, to
still purchasing trucks, cancellations are with Chinese President Xi Jinping June Costello’s knowledge, come from China.
increasing. Fleets should add trucks only 29, he said those additional tariffs would
to meet their own demand. not move forward – for now. But the Costello said China is a problem that
uncertainty remains. needs to be addressed – just not through
“There’s no reason to expand at the a trade war. He said the benefits of trade
moment unless you’ve got a bunch of Tariffs disrupt the supply chain of goods outweigh the costs.
business coming in, but for the industry, coming from China that are shipped by
not individual trucking companies, there’s trucks. If goods become more expensive, “Yes, there are people that lose their
no reason to expand,” he said. “There’s still the economy slows, consumption is jobs when some stuff goes overseas, but
a lot of replacement activity going on, and reduced and truck volumes fall. At the same we have a good blue collar trade story in
that’s ultimately not a bad thing at all.” time, the United States exports fewer goods trucking,” he said in an earlier interview
June 5. “It has added jobs in trucking.
If a recession happens, the trade war There are more port jobs. But on top of
will be a contributing factor, Costello said.
CONTINUED 

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it, as consumers we all benefit because Robert Lighthizer has met often with ‘Our warehouses are plumb full,’” he said. “Go
goods are generally cheaper because they go to Democrats. If the agreement doesn’t pass, talk to warehousing companies. They’ll tell you
places that specialize in making certain things.” then NAFTA stays in place, but Trump they’re killing it right now because they are full.”
could threaten to pull out of that agreement
There has been some good news in what Costello described in his speech The inventory-to-sales ratio fell from 1992
in recent months. The Trump administration before the Arkansas Trucking Association until the Great Recession as the supply chain
had threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico as a “high-stakes game of chicken.” Doing so became more efficient. It peaked in 2016,
unless that country addressed the flow of could lead to a court case. which led to the freight recession, and has
illegal immigrants across the border. That since fallen as the supply chain worked off
threat ended in June after Mexico agreed to Cross border trade generates just under some of the excess.
take steps to limit immigration. $13 billion annually for trucking and employs
about 90,000 full-time equivalent employees But inventories are still higher than they
Costello had worried that the tariff in the U.S. trucking industry, 60,000 of whom were during that long decline, and Costello
dispute was jeopardizing the United States- are drivers. Mexico is the second largest U.S. does not expect them to fall that low again.
Mexico-Canada Agreement, President import source, while Mexico and Canada are The supply chain needs larger inventories
Trump’s replacement of the North the two largest export markets. Meanwhile, to provide the quick deliveries consumers
American Free Trade Agreement. Leaders according to Reuters, more than 75% of both expect for e-commerce purchases.
of the three countries approved the new Mexican and Canadian exports go to the
agreement last year. Mexico has ratified the United States. E-commerce is having an effect on haul
USMCA, and prospects seem good of it length as well. The average dryvan truckload
being passed by the Canadian Parliament. “We need a good, solid North American haul has fallen from 796 miles in 2000 to 507
trade zone,” Costello said June 5, “so that this miles in 2018, a drop of 36%. There were
It still must be ratified by Congress. Had stuff doesn’t go to southeast Asia or China or four months in 2018 when the average was
the tariff dispute continued, it would have India or Africa or places like that. … Relative below 500 miles, which has never happened
been a “deal-breaker,” Costello said. to the United States and Canada, Mexico is previously. That reduction will affect driver
a cheaper alternative in many cases, but it’s pay, truck purchasing cycles, and profitability.
Costello said he’s been spending a lot of not the cheapest in the world by far. There
time lobbying Congress on behalf of the are many cheaper places to produce. So we If the economy heads toward a recession,
USMCA, which he said is a better deal for have to work as a trading bloc so that we can the Federal Reserve can’t cut interest rates
the United States. While “90% of it is the compete with the Europeans, the Asians, much to stimulate the economy because
same as NAFTA,” it reflects macroeconomic and keep production in the U.S. Because that rates are already low. The Fed had been
changes since NAFTA was signed into law benefits trucking, so it’s more of an indirect increasing them, but it stopped because the
in 1993, such as e-commerce. The other impact on us.” economy is slowing.
10% doesn’t directly effect trucking.
The economy grew at an annual rate of The other option would be a
But political considerations could scuttle 3.2% in the first quarter, but those numbers stimulus package.
the agreement, and the window is closing. were skewed by bloated inventories caused by
Democrats know passage would be a big companies stocking up on imported goods “We just did a huge tax cut,” Costello said.
win for President Trump in a year before a as a hedge against tariffs. Otherwise, actual “I don’t know what more they can do there.
presidential election. They have appointed growth was about 1.9%. That’s another reason why I’d love to see
a group to try to move the process along, them move on an infrastructure bill. That
but Costello said they need to find a win “I’m hearing a lot of companies saying, would be a stimulus, and that’s something
politically, too. U.S. Trade Representative that pays dividends for a long time – not just
a temporary shot in the arm.” TTN

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The New Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse:

A Push and Pull System
BY DAVE OSIECKI / GUEST WRITER

Starting Jan. 6, 2020, all fleets can establish a Clearinghouse account query, or pull information out of the
500,000 of the country’s before the new system goes into effect. Clearinghouse at certain times defined in
motor carriers, including the rules. They must perform a “full” query
owner-operators, will be The Clearinghouse’s purpose is to each time they want to hire a CDL driver,
required to use FMCSA’s promote highway safety. It applies to but they’ll have to obtain the driver’s
new Drug and Alcohol truck drivers and also school bus drivers, consent first. Drivers will have to log in to
Clearinghouse. Carriers construction equipment operators, federal the Clearinghouse and check an electronic
will be required to pull employee drivers who have CDLs, and box allowing the carrier to view
information out of it and others. It also applies to Canadian and their records.
push information into it. Mexican drivers who are required to
And at first, there won’t comply with the agency’s drug and This approach to driver consent is
be much information in alcohol requirements. unique. Other motor carrier industry
the system. background checks such as those for
It will be especially valuable in helping motor vehicle records, past employment,
Government often moves slowly, carriers identify prospective drivers who and a criminal record allow drivers
have had a DOT drug and alcohol program simply to sign their name on the bottom
and the Clearinghouse is no exception. violation working for an ex-employer, but of an employment application containing
conveniently left out that detail during the certain consent-related information. One
Congress in 2012 directed the Secretary application process. With some limited obvious and foreseeable problem with
exceptions, the Clearinghouse will contain the Clearinghouse’s full query consent
of Transportation to create it as part of a violations reaching back five years, or approach is this: What happens if a driver
until the driver has successfully completed cannot remember his or her username or
highway reauthorization bill called Moving the return-to-duty process, whichever password when logging in to the system?
occurs later. Who among us hasn’t forgotten a bank
Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
Motor carriers will be required to
Act (MAP-21). It would take another four

years before FMCSA published the final

rule designed to implement the program on

Dec. 5, 2016. Starting this fall, drivers and

16 • TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS Q2 SUMMER 2019


account or credit card password? If a
driver is unable to access the system to
provide consent, then the carrier won’t be
able to check the Clearinghouse at that
time during the hiring process.

Full queries must occur each time
a carrier hires a CDL driver. Carriers
must also perform an annual “limited”
query of each of their drivers, where they
will check the system to see if any data
appears. On a limited query, the system
will merely confirm that information is
available on that driver; if so, fleets then
will be required to perform a full query
to learn exactly what happened, when it
happened, and if the driver has completed
the necessary return to duty steps in order
to operate a CMV.

For limited queries, drivers can provide
their consent when hired and will not be
required to provide it for each individual,
subsequent limited query. Carriers will
be able to batch the limited queries for
all their drivers, and many probably will.
Regardless of how it is performed,
carriers will have to perform this action
at least annually.

While fleets will be required to pull data
from the system, they’ll also be required
to push data into it. Any time a CDL
driver has a qualifying violation, it must
be entered into the system within three
days. Those violations include a blood
alcohol test of at least .04% concentration,
a refusal to test for alcohol or drugs, or a
fleet’s actual knowledge of a DOT testing
program violation. Actual knowledge
would include a carrier’s direct observation
of use on duty and a driver’s admission of
use on duty, among others. When a driver
completes the return to duty process, that
also will be entered into the Clearinghouse.
Drivers will be able, under FMCSA’s rules,
to challenge their report’s accuracy but not
the accuracy of test results or their own
refusals to test.

Many fleets hire third party service
agents to handle many portions of their
DOT drug and alcohol testing program.

CONTINUED 

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In fact, an entire cottage industry has history with previous employers during Finally, there’s a yet-to-be-completed C
developed around the DOT testing the first three years of the Clearinghouse component for state CDL licensing M
requirements. For Clearinghouse implementation, or until Jan. 6, 2023. agencies. When drivers obtain their Y
compliance, service agents can be CDL, or renew, transfer or upgrade it, CM
authorized by motor carriers to perform FMCSA’s Clearinghouse rules also state licensing agencies will be required MY
the queries and report information to the contemplate what could happen if a fleet to check the Clearinghouse to determine CY
system on their behalf. submits inaccurate information about the eligibility of the driver to operate a CMY
a driver, perhaps as a retaliation tactic commercial motor vehicle. Government K
The new Clearinghouse-related after the driver has left the company. If enforcement agencies will also have
requirements will be time-consuming. that happens, the carrier’s Clearinghouse limited access to driver records in order
They will add burdens on carriers, as registration can be revoked. While the to enforce the regulations while also
well as costs. In fact, there will be a cost carrier can remain in business, it will maintaining some level of driver privacy.
involved each time a carrier queries the have to use an alternative method to
system, though the transaction costs for determine if a driver applicant, or an On the heels of the ELD mandate, the
the full and limited queries has not yet existing driver within the fleet, is qualified. Clearinghouse will be the next major
been determined by FMCSA. That method could involve contacting change in an industry that often faces
FMCSA and requesting the agency major changes and compliance challenges.
Interestingly, fleets won’t be getting much perform the check. In order for carriers to learn the details of
for that money at first. When the new Clearinghouse, FMCSA recently
the system goes into effect Jan. 6, 2020, As you might expect, there are special created an informational website for the
the Clearinghouse will be empty, and it rules for owner-operators. They will industry. This site can be found at https://
will take a while for information to be be subject to all the requirements for clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov. Fleets are
entered. Only violations that occur after companies as well as all the requirements encouraged to check it out, and subscribe
that date will be included. Meanwhile, fleets for drivers, and they will have to designate for updates from FMCSA as the January
will continue to be required to inquire a third party administrator to assist them 2020 compliance dates nears. TTN
about a driver’s drug and alcohol violation in complying with the rules.

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Patrick Mendenhall Mendenhall had the idea to start the YPC about
believed the Tennessee a year-and-a-half ago. Employed by the industry
Trucking Association had an since 2010, he recruited industry friends, peers and
opportunity: There wasn’t a competitors, then drafted a mission statement about
clear path for young people to what the group might accomplish.
become involved and he had an
idea to create a solution. Today, that mission statement is, “To empower
and build camaraderie through the professional
The 31-year-old fleet sales manager at Cumberland development of its young industry leaders through
International Trucks in Nashville formed the Young education, mentorship and leadership opportunities
Professionals Council last year along with about a while continuing to grow and strengthen the
dozen other young people in the industry. Tennessee Trucking Association.”

Q2 SUMMER 2019 TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS • 21


Mendenhall, now the chairman, said and talked about what they wanted the Cumberland International Trucks’
the group is helping form the TTA’s next YPC to accomplish. Mendenhall said President Terry Minor, TCW’s CEO
generation of leaders. everyone agreed the TTA needed more Scott George, Rush Enterprises’ General
opportunities for involvement by young Manager Troy Dickens, Titan Transfer’s
“I see a lot of us climbing the ranks of people. Everyone wanted to network, Chairman Tommy Hodges, and Mike
the Tennessee Trucking Association as learn more about the organization and McFarlin with M&W Transportation Co.
we grow older and mature,” he said. “I strengthen it. The vibe was upbeat.
think the Young Professionals Council Among the participants were Donna All of its members are active. In fact,
is a steppingstone into leadership of the England, TTA’s membership coordinator. the group has no interest in attracting
Tennessee Trucking Association.” members who will be otherwise. As
The YPC has grown from about 12 Coble, 36, the vice chair, explained,
Mendenhall found a ready and willing early members to 20-25 today. While “We don’t look at this as something
audience in the TTA’s leadership. He the first word in its name is “Young,” to be a resume builder for people. We
said when he pitched the idea to TTA there is no age limit for participation. certainly want people who are going
President and CEO Dave Huneryager, he Mendenhall said the group has decided to get engaged and try and help us to
hadn’t completed two sentences before it doesn’t want to turn anyone away and make a difference and really add some
Huneryager said, “Oh, you’re trying to to focus on inclusivity. The YPC is an value to the things that we’re trying to
get a young professional’s group together. avenue for those who are young and do.” Joe Fisher, 39, a territory and service
Absolutely!” Huneryager then made a young at heart. Among Mendenhall’s manager with Eaton Corporation and
pitch to the TTA’s executive committee future goals is to increase participation 14-year industry veteran, agreed, saying,
and Board of Director, all of whom were among members living outside of “We’re looking to add members who will
also supportive. Nashville. Meanwhile, legacy TTA be active and engaged and really help
members have served in mentorship spread the TTA’s agenda.”
About a dozen young trucking roles and attended the group’s quarterly
professionals met Aug. 23, 2018, for their meetings. Those have included Coble, the great-grandson of his truck
inaugural meeting. After a networking dealership’s founder, said the group’s
session then moved to a private area

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Czuba Mendenhall Coble

diverse members hail from many types special events center owned by Minor. frequent after-hours get-togethers.
of trucking-related companies. The event attracted nearly 50 people, At the YPC’s last meeting, members
including about a dozen YPC members.
“I think that’s where our strength As of July 6, the group had already sold heard from George and Dickens about
will come from is to approach some of more than 150 tickets for a fellowship the Tennessee Trucking Foundation, the
our challenges from a lot of different event at a Nashville Sounds minor TTA’s charitable arm, and Truck PAC, its
perspectives, and I think we’re certainly league baseball game taking place on political action committee. Mendenhall
off to a good start there,” he said. July 30. Some upcoming events include said the 20 young professionals in
donating time and service to those in attendance were very interested in what
Since that first meeting, the YPC need at the Nashville Rescue Mission strategies are used in allocating PAC
has hit the ground running. Members on Aug. 10 and planning a Topgolf funds and how candidates are selected as
helped deliver more than 30,000 bottles fundraising event in October. YPC also recipients. By the time the meeting was
of water after Hurricane Florence hosts quarterly lunchtime meetings and over, the young leaders had a much more
struck North Carolina. In January, it
hosted a TTA/YPC Legacy Event at a CONTINUED 

Q2 SUMMER 2019 TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS • 23


comprehensive understanding of these Edward Coble, Holly Czuba, Patrick Mendenhall TTA YPC Board Members and
two very important groups within inaugural members
the TTA. Transportation Co., Inc.
Heffington said there has been a lot of YPC Officers
“Everyone learned something new Chairman – Patrick Mendenhall,
there, and that is exactly what we were excitement among members from the Cumberland International Trucks
trying to accomplish,” he said. beginning. Without a perceived pathway, Vice Chairman – Edward Coble
these members didn’t know how they – Neely Coble Company, Inc.
Fisher said seven YPC members would fit into the TTA and therefore Communications – Holly Czuba
attended the TTA’s Call on Washington generally wouldn’t become active until Cumberland International Trucks
Apr. 29 – May 1, and roughly 15 they reached their 40s. Treasurer – Greg Maniscalco – BMO
attended the Call on Nashville on Apr. 3. Transportation Finance Transportation
In both cases, young people were actively “We’re excited,” she said. “We’re Finance At-Large
pushing trucking’s agenda. Without the excited for the future. I think it’s getting Sarah Heffington – M & W Transportation
YPC, those events mainly would have us involved earlier and pushing us to Co., Inc.
attracted older members. be involved and share ideas when we Aaron Ray – MHC Kenworth – Knoxville
normally might be quiet.” Rob Marsh – JOST International
“The younger professionals wouldn’t
have been there at all hardly if it wasn’t TTA’s Huneryager bought into the YPC Founding Members
for the YPC,” he said. group’s vision from the beginning and Jeff Angst – Western Express
remains a strong supporter. He told Edward Coble – Neely Coble Company, Inc.
One of the Council’s objectives is to Tennessee Trucking News, “I could not Holly Czuba – Cumberland International
attract young people to the industry and be more impressed with the progress this Trucks
to TTA. Connie Vaughan, government council has made. Since inception, the Joe Fischer – Eaton Corporation
relations director of McKee Foods and enthusiasm and involvement the members Sarah Heffington – M & W Transportation
TTA’s chairman, has asked some of the have shown has been tremendous. I thank Co., Inc.
members to participate in a task force each and every YPC member for their Greg Maniscalco – BMO Transportation
to consider changing the way the TTA effort and engagement. I would encourage Finance Transportation Finance
markets itself. all members, carrier and allied alike, to Rob Marsh – JOST International
participate. I look forward to this group’s Patrick Mendenhall – Cumberland
Mendenhall said the Tennessee impact on our association’s future.” TTN International Trucks
Trucking Association “has a great story” Taylor Minor – Cumberland International
that isn’t always told the right way. He Trucks
said he felt that it just needed “a little jolt Aaron Ray – MHC Kenworth – Knoxville
of energy.” Darcie Thompson – Fleet Resources, LLC

“If we’re trying to enhance the industry
to make it appealing to younger people,
we’ve got to make it unique, and we’re
going to have fun doing it, he said.

A dozen or so YPC members along
with two Tennessee’s Road Team
captains brought a truck to the year-
end career day at Nashville’s McGavock
High School, which has an Academy
of Aviation & Transportation. Next
year, YPC members will participate
in additional career day events to
communicate directly with students
about the trucking industry’s
many opportunities.

“I think having some younger faces,
under 40, reaching out to the younger
kids, I think was very beneficial,” said
Sarah Heffington, 26, who works in
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Member Spotlight
Showcasing TTA Members

Tennessee Trucking Associations
hosts its first-ever business expo at its

upcoming convention in September

BY DEREK RAYMENT / CONTRIBUTING WRITER

This year’s 89th annual TENNESSEE TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
Tennessee Trucking EXPO EXHIBITORS
Association Convention
will feature TTA’s very Comdata MidWestern Insurance Alliance
first Expo, a valuable Corporate Medical Services Mutual of America – Your Retirement Co.
part of the convention
that will allow exhibitors Eco-Flaps ORBCOMM
to promote their FLX Systems Parman Energy Group
products and services Havco Wood Products PrePass Safety Alliance
while networking with
convention attendees.  Idelic Shell Lubricants
Insurance Information Exchange SmartDrive Systems
“This is our 89th annual K&L Trailer Sales and Leasing, Inc. Snider Fleet Solutions
convention,» said Donna England, Vertical Alliance Group
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(TTA) membership coordinator. «The Lytx
convention is where our members come
together to learn and network.»  “Our vendors will get great exposure go in a drawing for a prize.  
from this,” said England.  “The vendor showcase is for TTA
“Over the years, TTA Allied
Members have asked about being able All of these companies will be carrier members. It gives them the
to exhibit at our annual convention,” included in the on-site program book opportunity to see first-hand the
said England. “We added that given to all registered attendees, products that our vendors offer and
opportunity for our endorsed partners featuring a description of their to ask questions about the products,”
first, and then for those who donate for organization along with contact said England. 
our silent auction.” The silent auction information. Vendor companies will
held each year at the convention helps also be listed on the Tennessee Trucking Some of the products on display
raise money to promote safe driving in Association website as an exhibitor. will include dashboard cameras,
the state of Tennessee.  Additionally, there will be networking ELDs, safety software, MRO and
events in the exhibit hall, such as a drug screening solutions, trailer
Says England, “I am super excited walk around lunch on Tuesday. Each flooring, lubricants, insurance benefits,
to offer this vendor showcase in our registrant will receive a bingo card that retirement plans, tires, online training,
first expo. I think that it helps our will be stamped by all vendors. Once the new mobile technologies, aerodynamic
wonderful members to see firsthand bingo card has been completed, they will splash guards, weigh station bypass and
what some of our vendors offer.” financial solutions. TTN

This year’s expo will feature 20
vendors, who were selected on a first
come, first service basis. All slots have
been filled.

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ATrlulecky-CCeanstesre, tPtOy,BTooxm1m01y5W03oodliff Nashville, TN 37224 (615) 244-9611 C14.7H0.1RCohbairnlssoonnR,dRyan Erhard
Nashville, TN 37224-1503 (615) 244-6191 www.bestonetire.com Eden Prairie, MN 55347 (952) 683-2998
www.actruckcenter.com B23e4s8tROonsseviTlleirBelv&d Service, Tommy Thaxton www.chrobinson.com
A33l3trNia. PColiinetnCttSr.eEravsitc, eStse,. I6n0c0., Sean Collins Chattanooga, TN 37408 (423) 266-8147
Alpharetta, GA 30022 (678) 297-9365 www.bestonetire.com DCaebpraacBirtaykSeoutheast Agency,
www.altria.com BP.eOs.tB-Woxa5d6e6 Petroleum, Lin Thompson 330 Mallory Station Road, Suite F19
5A9m10eTroipollae nDrBiveenefit Corp, Mark Love Ripley, TN 38063 Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 526-9004
Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 548-9553 (888) 888-6457 www.capacitysoutheast.com
www.ameriplanbenefit.com www.bestwade.com
AP.MO.EBToCxO85,0Inc., Catherine Metler 5C4a5rgWoaNsheintg, tSoanl Marino
Louisville, TN 37777-0850 (865) 323-4246 Boulevard
www.ametco.com Jersey City, NJ 07310 (201) 699-9243
www.cargonet.com

5HF5iun5daMnsoacrenri,oBItnitbcDb.,r.yM#T2ar4ra0ynA snpno rtation C30a1r1r,ARrigmgosry&DIrnigver,aSmte.C1P9A0 s , Scott Schumpert
Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 574-7506 Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 665-1811
www.bibbyusa.com www.cricpa.com

8SAeCrtrahvduiiclrleaJcs.,DGInraicvl.el,a,BSgurhyiteaenr2KR00eis nkn eMy anagement 3B1K0D2 ,WLeLsPt,EKnrdisAtivFeiSreuliitnee1050 CP.aOr.rBieorxS1e8r2v9ices of TN, Inc., Sue Spero
Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 244-8484 Mt. Juliet, TN 37121 (615) 758-9757
www.ajg.com www.carrierservtn.com

Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 988-3600 C50a0rrDiearnTierlaPnasyinceoDldriSvoe uth , Bruce MacDonald
Birmingham, AL 35214 (404) 968-3130
www.bkd.com www.ctsouth.com

1A5v5aFnrta,nDklainn Janek 3B7l8acBkraBdeyrPrylacReadar, Scott Swank CDeanniterlaKliatnyabBruosskini,e1s1s44T0eBchlunegorlaosgs Pieasrk, way
Rd Alpharetta, GA 30009 Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 292-8075
Brentwood, TN 37027 (678) 490-5503 www.centralitytech.com
www.avant.com www.blackberry.com

30 • TENNESSEE TRUCKING NEWS Q2 SUMMER 2019 COMPANIES LISTED IN RED ARE TTA CONVENTION SPONSORS


JCehffaStwtaarntoouotga Truck Center, Inc. GCorardpyoPrhaitlleipMs edical Services, D40o6uEb. HleuCntoiningtTonireD/rC., MSuAite, 2L0L0C , To m Rozuk
1716 Church Road 5490 Dayton Blvd. Monrovia, CA 91016 (888) 226-5250
Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 499-8791 Chattanooga, TN 37415 (800) 501-0129 www.doublecointires.com
www.chattanoogatruckcentertn.com www.corporatemedicalservices.com
CChortitsinVgogheal m & Butler, Inc., D84r4i0veWroRoedafciehld, Jeremy Reymer
BCillalyrkWehPitoe wer Services, Inc., 800 Main Street Crossing Blvd, Suite 500
115 Haywood Lane Dubuque, IA 52001 (800) 793-5235 5521 Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 610-0080 102
Nashville , TN 37013 (615) 262-4141 www.cb-sisco.com www.driverreach.com
www.clarkepsi.com HCreeatshtmHoalrdkb,raoodkisvision of Metabank
800 Crescent Centre, Ste. 620 6D7r0i9veNr.sCLlaesgseanl BPllvadn. , Brad Klepper
C12l5e7mEe. Wnsal&nuAt sSst.o ciates, Travis Cockburn Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 620-8258 Oklahoma City, OK 73116 (405) 948-6576
Carbondale, IL 62903 (618) 529-1888 www.crestmark.com www.driverslegalplan.com
www.clemensins.com 5C5r0o0wD’savTirdusocnkRSoeardvice, Inc., Shawn Allen
Memphis, TN 38118 (901) 366-6611 216 6D3r2i5veGwatyewzeay, Doug Johnson
DLirfieve,,BSluakitee Rogers www.crowstruck.com Blvd., Suite 170
6CoClaodnilliaacl 190 TCeurrmybMeirnloarnd International Trucks, Inc., Edmonton, AB T6H 5H6 (780) 461-3355 254
P. O. Box 100266 www.drivewyze.com
Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 696-6672 Nashville, TN 37224 (615) 256-4633
www.coloniallife.com www.cumberlandtrucks.com 1E5a9t8oAnnCdoerrspoonrRaotiaodn, Joe Fischer
C51u2m5 Hmiginhsw,aIyn8c5., Kelly Matheny Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 618-2198
C41o4m3 CdhaitcakaCsaowrpRodr. ation, Chase Black Atlanta, GA 30349 (404) 765-5199 www.roadranger.com/rr/index.htm
Memphis, TN 38117 (615) 376-6824 Salesandservice.cummins.com
www.comdata.com CBruesotnaFrdordInsurance Adjusters, Inc., 5E2c1o0-FMlaarpysla,nAdsaWHaya,zSeulwitoeo1d00
4875 Avalon Ridge Parkway Brentwood, TN 37027 (866) 543-5277
JCuoliemMmuerprchiyal Credit Group, Inc., Norcross, GA 30071 (706) 207-2939 www.ecoflaps.com
227 West Trade St., Suite 1450 www.custard.com
Charlotte , NC 28202 (704) 731-0031 D30.0F1. ACrhmaosrey,DInrciv.,e,DSaurirteel2l 0E0lrod E31F0S0 aWWesteExnCdoAmvepnauen,yS,uAitrea1M15o0o rm an
www.commercialcreditgroup.com Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 777-5900 Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 777-4619
www.dfchase.com www.efsllc.com
CCyonmdime Geraciniaeyl Insurance Associates, D65a1tBalGacukabrudrnPAavretn. ers, Todd Goodwin
103 Powell Court, Suite 100 Fairfield, OH 45014 (513) 200-4826 E52m0iCsseniotrnalCAovoenliuneg Solutions, Mike Head
Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 515-6000 www.dataguardpartners.com Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 251-1551
www.com-ins.com DPaitrreiccktVCahleanstsiniseLink, Inc., www.ecspart.com
3525 Whitehold Park Dr.
1C7o0m1 PpourtDlahnadrAmvae,SJuoihten7Gillespie Charlotte , NC 28273 (704) 594-3759 BEoNnGnSie CKoilgmorme ercial Finance,
Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 957-6972 www.dcli.com 106 Driftwood Ct.
www.compudharma.com DThIoSmAaGs HloabfnaelrS, olutions, Inc., Lenoir City, TN 37772 (865) 603-0492
10900 Corporate Centre Drive, Ste. 250 www.ENGSfinance.com
C53o1n3tEinnedinctoattl RTiidrege, Jon Bates Houston, TX 77041 (800) 752-6432
Lane www.disa.com
Knoxville, TN 37918 (803) 487-0260 1D0M50C0 CInrsoussrpaonincteB,lIvndc.., Vikas Shah Jessalyn Schuhknecht
www.continental-truck.com Indianapolis, IN 46256 (317) 436-4900 7E6R1O8 ASoDu,thInwce.s,t Mohawk St.
www.dmcinsurance.com Tualatin, OR 97062 (503) 305-2255
Conversion Interactive Agency, www.eroad.com
Kelley Walkup
5210 Maryland Way, #301 E13x3p1eUdniitoenrASveervSuicitees1,0L2L2C . , Paul Williams
Brentwood, TN 37027 (800) 264-2690 Memphis, TN 38104 (877) 349-9303
www.conversionia.com https://www.expeditersonline.com

RCuosrsnelel rBsotootnhe Systems Inc., E20z1loNgEzP, aSrekrgPelyazKaaDrmr aUnnit 148
3250 Players Club Parkway Vancouver, WA 98684 (800) 670-7807
Memphis, TN 38125 (901) 842-0660 www.ezlogz.com
www.cornerstone-systems.com
2C3o9rJpoohnrasttoenBSitllSiEn g, LLC, John Ivy BFeilldPErximFeraeuixght Corporation,
Decatur, AL 35602 942 S. Shady Grove Rd.
(877) 584-3600 Memphis, TN 38120 (901) 818-7159
www.corpbill.com www.fedex.com

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FCahrardiws iEcvkaWnisllIonusguhrbaynce Agency, Inc. 3F4re21igChotlleibnreoroTkrDurcikves , Ki rk Gavaghan 3Im00pNeorriathl SMuapdipsolinesStL. LC, Jenny McGowan
PO Box 40996 Thompson Station, TN 37179 Green Bay, WI 54301 (920) 490-6707
Memphis, TN 38174-0996 (615) 752-6883 (404) 386-9743 www.freightlinertrucks.com www.imperialsupplies.com
www.farrisevans.com
2F8in0dHAigThrwucayke35rJSoobut.hc,oSmui,teM3a0t2t Zet o LGaennceeWraillsTornuck Sales & Service, Inc., GINaAynTeollwRoinchgesNteertwork, LLC,
Red Bank, NJ 07701 (732) 383-8916 1973 E. Brooks Road 6801 Power Line Drive
www.FATJ.com www.generaltruck.com Florence, KY 41042 (704) 902-0883
F21ir1sFtrTaennknlinesRsoeaed,BSauintek3,0Jo0e Walker 1G8r6eSapteDncaenLeanTreailers, Inc., Turner Skipper www.inatowing.com/
Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 661-7466 Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 882-0001 I6n5sPuinraenGcreovAeuCthouArcuhcRtoioand , Jay Burgess
www.ftb.com www.greatdane.com Culloden , GA 31016 (478) 319-8574
F21ir1sCtBoamnmke,rJcime SMtreoestb,ySuite 300 BGrruecaetWWilelesntbCoragsualty Company, www.iaai.com
Nashville, TN 37201 (615) 732-7652 10100 Global Way, Suite 100
www.firstbankonline.com Knoxville, TN 37932 (800) 998-9288 ICnosruyrKaonsclienInformation Exchange,
www.gwccnet.com 1716 Briarcrest Dr Suite 200
H42a4llCBhourocthhSSt Smuiitteh2,9P5.C0 ., Jim Embrey Bryan, TX 77802 (615) 559-2998
Nashville, TN 37219 (615) 489-2999 www.iix.com
www.hallboothsmith.com
FLoirrsitGLuinsteafF unding Group, J10D21FAalcvtionrWs,eDinabneiregl Tobler A
P O Box 328 Dr., Suite
Madison, SD 57042 (877) 609-6717 Oakridge, TN 37830 (865) 300-7844
www.firstlinefundinggroup.com www.jdfactors.com

F25le05etFaErqriusvipiemw eBnlvtd, LLC, Jay Luther HMaicnhaaeTlrBauncsepkortation Finance, PJ.amJ. RKeeslnleicrk& Associates, Inc.,
Memphis, TN 38118 (901) 332-3381 1033 Sunset Road PO Box 368
www.fleetequip.com Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 604-6579 Neenah, WI 54957-0368 (920) 722-2848 2263
www.hanafinancial.com www.jjkeller.com/jjk
J10o1e00MGolortbeanl W&ayS,oSuni,teIn2c0.0, C arl Ritter
PFlOeeBtoRxe6s2o7urces, LLC, Darcie Thompson H33a3nCkoomomkeTricreeSAtrmeete, rSiuciate, Lance Ward Knoxville, TN 37932 (865) 392-3748
Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 708-5551 600 www.joemorten.com
www.afrllc.com Nashville , TN 37201 (239) 229-6766
www.hankooktire.com/us

3F0le03etBcroic,kInCch.u,rBcihllPTiikrer ill 2H6a6vSctoAWndoreowds DPrroducts, John Carr JA32og0he1nnBscroiysn,toICnl Hict.wy, MyW. aorkffSoizrdemBorroes. Ins.
Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 256-0600 Franklin, TN 37069 (615) 585-2331 Johnson City, TN 37601 (423) 282-3111
www.fleetco.net www.havco.com www.jcwbins.com

5F4L4E5ETTrCiaOngRle, Vincent Gelsomino 1H1E1C7 FLiereasstoinnge P, LarLkCw.a,yM andy Morris J34O4SRTivIenrtbeernndaCtioounnatrly, Rob Marsh
Pkwy Suite 400 LaVergne, TN 37086 (615) 471-9300 Club Road
Norcross, GA 30092 (470) 655-2747 www.hecleasing.com
www.fleetcor.com Shelbyville, TN 37160 (615) 394-3097
www.jostinternational.com
3F5L2X4 SDyesctaetumr Hs,iJgehrwemayySLuoitgean30 0 HM12e0cn0CdMuelalrorskuoegtnSh,tH,rePueLtt LcCheTrasmomn y&Jacobs, CPA
Fultondale, AL 35068 (205) 529-5111 Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 756-7771 KKr&isLFTerllahioleelrteSrales and Leasing, Inc.,
www.flxsystems.com www.hhmcpas.com 7828 Rutledge Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37924
F34o0n5tGaionoeseFCifrtehekWRhoeadel Co., Steve Wyatt H36e5n2dStroickkessAovne.- International, Landon Ray (865) 673-8000
Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 419-3179 Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 408-5540 www.kandltrailers.com
www.fifthwheel.com www.hendrickson-intl.com 8K0a0tzE,aSsta9p6ptheSrtr&eeMt iller, LLP, Tim Almack,
Indianapolis, IN 46240
1F0o2r5tiHs iIgnhswtiatyu1te11, Jamie Williamson I1d5e2l7itch, Hayden Cardiff 15222 (317) 580-2068
Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 526-3660 St, Pittsburgh, PA www.ksmcpa.com
www.fortis.edu (985) 438-2497 www.idelictech.com 1K5e9ethp4TtrhuAckveinN, T7othnyFaloSoimr p son
Nashville, TN 37219
PFoOuBr oSxe2a4s1o6n2s6 Services Inc., Kevin Watts I1M88M81I,IMSteMveI Lovelady (615) 968-2354
Memphis, TN 38117 (901) 302-6156 Way www.keeptruckin.com
www.fourseasonsservice.net Westfield , IN 46074 (317) 867-8408
www.imminet.com

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K15e0n2wTroermthonTtrAuvcek Company, Randy Shaw 1L1o1w1eAnirpCoorltoRroGadr,aHpuhticchsi,nTsorony, KMSo6r7re5l0l 1 1M79DCLoRuenmtyaRrokaedt2in5g4 , Mark Lazarus
Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 419-5864 (620) 663-2161 www.lowencg.com Athens, TN 37303
www.kenworth.com (423) 507-8929
9L7y8tx5,TKowarni eGCarecniater Dr www.facebook.com/MDL-
1K1i2le0 TFroustcekr ARveefnruige eration, Phillip Kile San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 430-4000 Remarketing-1911370082455429
Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 366-1923 www.lytx.com 1M86erYietlotor,nIRndc.., Scott Walker
www.kilerefrigeration.com Rutherfordton, NC 28139
M290acEkmTerrualcdkLsa,kIne cD.r,iDveennis McDaniel (828) 447-1464
K22i0m0bCrloiftOonilACveonmuepany, Inc., Scott Coop Fayetteville, GA 30215 (678) 296-1826 www.meritor.com
Nashville , TN 37203 (615) 320-7484 www.macktrucks.com 5M50HSCpeKnecne wLaonret,hN,aSschovtitllTe,riTcNhe3l 721
www.kimbrooil.com (615) 366-5454 www.mhc.com
M120a1nDieerm&onHbereruondS, tAredertieSnunitee Fazio M306icEheOlkinla,hNom.Aa.,ACveh ris B urris
Kincaid Insurance, Jeremy Kincaid 900 Knoxville, TN 37917 (615) 218-6758
Group, Inc. Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 742-9308 www.michelin.com
321 Main St www.manierherod.com M131id9-FTeosntenr FAovrednuTeruck Sales, Bob Barham
Rockport, IN 47635 (812) 649-5739 Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 259-2050
www.kincaidins.com 7M08arManyagttoDnriiTveread N.A., Inc., Ron Elliott www.midtennfordtrucks.com
Madison, TN 37115 (615) 868-4050 227 MSteivdeWTreasytloerrn Insurance Alliance,
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Nashville, TN 37201-1401 (615) 726-5430 Louisville, KY 40253-6909 (502) 429-9990
www.kingballow.com M119a2x1oSnlaLuisfotnCAovrep ., Ben Buchanan www.midwesterninsurance.com
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (615) 579-5755 MMailreysAtonnneDEolqlauripment Holdings, LLC,
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101 Memphis, TN 38118 (901) 360-9732
Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 888-6920 www.milecorp.com
konexial.com McAngus Goudelock & Courie, TMecilhlenric-aMl Coottlele,gAe ngie Gamble
Chuck Mangelsdorf, 6397 Lee Highway
4L5a5n0dRmutalerdkgTerPuickke,sK, LnLoCxv,iAllen,dTyNJa3b7lo91n4ski, 201 4th Avenue North, Suite 1400 Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 510-2761
(865) 637-4881 www.landmarktrucks.com Nashville, TN 37219 (615) 499-7177 www.miller-motte.edu
www.mgclaw.com MP70o8idsHsWiunrhgreiWcealnoserNdCSereotewukloRtirookan,dsG.rceogmTh/DomBpAson
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www.lbmc.com www.mcgriffinsurance.com M412o0rgUaSnHTwruyc4k11B ody, Brett Stephens
Rydal, GA 30171 (404) 925-7204
2L6e0e0-S8mthiAthve,.Inc., Dayton Shepard MBacrrGyrMiffcGTirrieff,CPoOmBpoxan11y4,8Inc., www.morgancorp.com
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www.lee-smith.com www.mcgrifftire.com Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 385-2566
www.multi-tasksolutions.net
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Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 525-8721 651 East 4 th Street Suite 100 P O Box 460
www.lewisthomason.com Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 648-9809 Springfield , TN 37172 (615) 589-8668
LRiupsstycoVomllbme&r Pitts Insurance, LLC, www.mcgriff.com www.murpromo.com
2670 Union Ave. Extended, Ste. 100 M100cLCeoorpdoSraoteftPwkawrye. , Rick Halbrooks
Memphis, TN 38112 (901) 321-1000 Birmingham, AL 35242 (205) 823-5100
www.lpinsurance.com www.mcleodsoftware.com
L25o0c0kWNeCsltiLmabur,eLlLSCt , Jeff Green MJefcf MTilalehyo, 1n61TrCuhcakrtCerePnltaecers - Nashville,
Independence, KS 67301 (620) 577-2577 LaVergne, TN 37086-4127 (615) 793-5600
www.locknclimb.com/trucking www.mtcnashville.com
LPoOvBeo’sx T2r6a2v1e0l Stops, Jon Archard 8SM1ocMrNinoa,nbProbLe,LABCvr,eaNngiucoekr, gBSuroaistge,o6Br0gu0or s gess and
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-6210 (405) 302-6690 Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 624-0640
www.loves.com www.mbb-law.com

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MC55o5umtMupaaarlrnoioyft,tALDmere.eSSrumiictietah5-Y1o0 ur Retirement PFrAedCCBaAuRmFgainrtannercial Corporation, P61N5C3rBdaAnvken,uJoenSoWuatrhd, Suite 604
Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 415-0189 2925 Polo Club Rd Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 679-3818
www.mutualofamerica.com Nashville, TN 37221 615-647-7897 www.pnc.com
5N1a9cNaerwatPoaTurluRcokadC enters, Patrick Daily www.paccar.com
LaVergne, TN 37086 (615) 280-2800 P42a0n5cHoiallsstboBreonPeikfeit,sS,uAitele1x2D0 ampf PThreommaies rStTerwaairlet r Leasing,
www.nacaratovolvo.com Nashville, TN 37215 (615) 292-3400 184 Charter Place
NGraetgioEnlaaml,TMoxDi,c1o4l2o5gEylmSpHeiclliPailkiset s, Inc., www.pancoastbenefits.com LaVergne, TN 37086 (901) 205-7876
Nashville , TN 37210 (615) 353-1888 P11C0SVSisoiofntwPaarrkeB, Ilvndc ., Amber Green www.premiertrailerleasing.com
www.drugtestinfo.com Shenandoah, TX 77384
N28a0v5iPsrtiaers,tcInlifcf.D, Dr. rew Downs (281) 419-9500 www.pcssoft.com PDraereml DieyreTr,rPu.cOk. BGorxo4u8p9 of Chattanooga,
Smyrna, GA 30080 (678) 777-0188 Ringgold, GA 30736 (706) 937-3700
www.navistar.com www.premiertruck.com
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Nashville , TN 37224-0347 (615) 244-8900 PEmeailcyePCeaocem, 3m34uWniocoadtiyocnress,t Avenue JPerfefrmeyiWerieTlrauncdk, 1G41r3ouEvperoefttKRnooadx ville,
www.neelycoble.com Nashville, TN 37210 (423) 664-8900 Knoxville, TN 37930 (865) 824-2400
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Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 944-5873 P21e4nHskeremTirtuagcekALveenausieng, Shaun Newman
www.netradyne.com Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 254-5526 PKraerePnaRssasSmaufsesteynAlliance,
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Chicago, IL 60631 (239) 234-2171 Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 601-4779
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St. Paul, MN 55164-0816 (651) 310-8248 www.peoples.com DPruebsSshuerpeaSrdystems International,
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N27o81vaAMirweadysicBallvdC.e nters, Kris Hunt Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (800) 948-4453 Roberta, GA 31078 (210) 241-6890
Memphis, TN 38132 (615) 939-1480 www.peoplease.com www.psi-atis.com
www.n-o-v-a.com
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Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 221-5403 Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 208-1800 3294 Ashley Phosphate Rd
www.occusure.com www.peterbilt.com Suite 2-A
2O6m32nDitereapcwso, oLdLsCR, oBardia n M cLean N Charleston SC 29418 (615) 836-7798
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