TCA to host new member reception

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) will host a new member reception at its Annual Convention, to be held March 3, 2012, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL.

The evening cocktail reception will replace the traditional morning breakfast held in the past, TCA said.

“It’s important for new members to start off with that first, powerful dose of networking so they grasp what this association is all about,” said Aaron Tennant, carrier co-chairman of TCA’s membership committee and president of Tennant Truck Lines. “There’s a wealth of support and knowledge available. We’ll help the newest members tap into that right away.”

Tennant added that the reception will hopefully facilitate a more relaxed environment for networking and casual conversation. 

Attending the reception will be those who joined TCA in 2011 and 2012, as well as TCA’s officers, division chairs, committee chairs, and “Rigster” members (individual employees of TCA-member companies who have been credited with recruiting new members).

“If any company is on the fence about either joining TCA or attending the convention, plan to come to Kissimmee one evening early to be part of our new member reception,” said Tom Dickmeyer, the associate co-chairman of TCA’s membership committee and the CEO of Cline Wood Agency of Leawood, KS. “It’s one thing to send in a dues check or a convention registration fee, but it’s entirely different to interact with the movers and shakers of the truckload industry in person. This is a rare opportunity to form lasting connections with those who are ‘in the know’ and can share that insight with their peers.”

For more information about TCA’s new member reception or about attending TCA’s Annual Convention, please visit or call (703) 838-1950.

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