The Trucking Industry Defense Association announced that it will award one of four Endowment Fund Grants in the amount of $5,000 to the Ohio-based Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. “After rigorously reviewing applications, we believe the school’s curriculum is well-aligned with TIDA’s vision and goals,” says Paul Berne, TIDA president.
With a membership of more than 1,600 trucking professionals, TIDA was founded in 1993 as a national organization committed to engaging in actions and activities that reduce loss costs to the trucking industry. Members include motor carriers, transportation logistics companies, insurers of motor carriers, third-party claims administrators and defense counsel.
“We are honored by this recognition of the quality education we provide to our students, who will knowledgably and positively influence the trucking industry’s essential role in America’s transportation system,” says Kay Moormann, vice president of Workforce Solutions at Cuyahoga Community College. “The grant from TIDA will allow us to elevate our financial accommodations for students pursuing a career within the trucking industry or related fields.”
TIDA’s mission is focused on propelling all aspects of the trucking industry forward. The 18th Annual TIDA Industry Seminar will be held Nov. 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, Fla. For more information on TIDA membership or attending the 2010 Annual Industry Conference, go to www.tida.org.