Lindsay Lawler to Headline 2015 Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour Concert

Country Music Tattle Tale

Oct 17, 2015

Country recording artist and Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel program spokesperson Lindsay Lawler announced today that this year’s Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour finale show will once again be held at tour host TravelCenters of America’s (TA) downtown Nashville location (James Robertson Parkway) on October 29, beginning at 6 p.m. CST.   The finale stop will include a performance by Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search winner Nate Moran and a few other special guests, as well as food, drinks, a bonfire and giveaways. The performance is open to the public and invites all ages to attend.   This is Lawler’s third year on the tour – hosted by TA and Petro Stopping Centers and sponsored by Schneider and new sponsor EpicVue.   “I have had the opportunity to sing the praises of the trucking industry for several years now and it is such a loyal, amazing community of individuals who work hard to keep our country running,” said Lawler. “I started doing the Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour as a way to give back to the men and women drivers who do not have the time, opportunity or funds to hear live music. We figured we would bring it to them, while getting out on the road and spreading the good works and message of the trucking industry.  This is our third tour and it keeps evolving each year and reaching a larger audience, especially this year with the release of ‘Goodbye Go’ at country radio. I’m so honored to be TCA’s Highway Angel spokesperson, and adore being on the road meeting new people and reconnecting with familiar faces from tours past. I can’t wait to see where 2016 takes us!”   Launched in August 1997, the Highway Angel program has recognized hundreds of drivers for the unusual kindness, courtesy, and courage they have shown others while on the job. To nominate a driver or learn more about the program and its honorees, visit the Highway Angel Web page at www.truckload.org/Highway-Angel or Facebook page at on.fb.me/tcanews.   Lawler’s first single, “Goodbye Go”, debuted at country radio in June and can be heard on stations nationwide. A limited edition copy of her album, “Two Peaches, Six Cookies” is now available in all TA and Petro locations nationwide and features bonus track “I Drive”, written specifically for TA’s Citizen Driver program.   See Original Article   Image Credit: Country Music Tattle Tale
Nussbaum Transportation and Prime Inc., were named the Best Overall Fleet in their respective categories in the Truckload Carriers Associations’ 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For Contest.   Hudson, Illinois-based Nussbaum took top honors in the small carrier category and Springfield, Missouri-based Prime received the honor for the large carrier category. Prime and Nussbaum have both been named to the Best Fleets Top 20 multiple times, but are winning the overall award for the first time.   Nussbaum operates a fleet of 400 tractors, combining both high- and low-tech solutions to create a balance across its programs. The company scored high in several categories including having an industry leading scorecard and mobile app, a simple, effective driver outreach schedule and a formal career path and certification program.   Prime’s fleet includes 7,200 tractors, but was noted for maintaining a personal touch despite it’s size. The company hosts a variety of committees, social groups and educational offerings, providing contractors with a range of options for personal and professional development. New for this year, the company implemented a new program in partnership with Missouri Good Dads, to help drivers build and strengthen family connections while away on the road.   Both companies were also noted for their safety and retention numbers as well as satisfaction scores well above 90%.   “For several years, these fleets have been catching our eye with their range of creative programs,” said Jane Jazrawy, CarriersEdge chief executive officer. “Each year they continue to expand on those offerings, so it’s easy to see why their drivers speak so highly of them, and why they’re achieving such stellar results.”   Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey, now in its 11th year, that recognizes North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experience for their drivers. To participate, fleets must be nominated by a company driver or independent contractor working with them, after which they are evaluated across a broad range of categories reflecting current best practices in human resources.   From the nominated fleets, the top 20 finishers are identified as the Best Fleets to Drive For and are then categorized according to size. The highest scoring fleet in each category is named the overall winner.   The Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest is open to any fleet operating 10 or more trucks, regardless of TCA membership status. Nominated fleets are evaluated in areas such as: Driver compensation, pension and benefits, professional development, driver and community support, and safety record. The award is offered in partnership with CarriersEdge and is co-sponsored by DMC Insurance and EpicVue.   “Year after year, the overall winners are truly changing the game,” said John Lyboldt, TCA president. “It’s imperative that fleets establish driver-centric offerings which attract and retain a skilled workforce, while establishing programs that improve the work-life balance for their employees. Prime Inc. and Nussbaum Transportation have done just that. Congratulations to both winners on this well-deserved honor.”       https://www.truckinginfo.com/326830/nussbaum-prime-named-best-overall-in-tcas-best-fleets-to-drive-for