TCA demonstrates ‘Issues Update’ tool

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The Truckload Carriers Association held a live demonstration of its newest member benefit, “Issues Update,” at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. TCA says members have been asking the association’s staff for help navigating a complex sea of trucking industry issues.

“When livelihoods, jobs and money are on the line, TCA’s busy members cannot rely on guesses,” says Gary Salisbury, TCA chairman and president and chief executive officer of Fikes Truck Line Inc., of Hope, Ark. “They need accurate, timely information from a source they trust. Our new update is just what the members asked for.”

“Issues Update” is a Web-based interactive tool found at that combines PowerPoint slides, audio/visual aids and links to outside sources. The update allows TCA’s experts to brief the membership quickly, accurately and at no cost. Available online through TCA’s Website,, the update employs a “click and learn” learning method that empowers users to obtain information whenever and however they want it, and in the style that best suits their needs.

The update allows users to fast-forward, stop and pause segments of the presentation as needed, as well as skip directly to the sections that are most important to them. Summaries of key points and TCA’s truckload-specific positions are readily accessible. Users can download slides and write notes on them while following along with the speaker. When more details are needed about a particular bill, ruling or comment, users can link directly to the corresponding Web page as appropriate. When an important change occurs, TCA staff can relay the information quickly so members have the most accurate information possible.