June 2, 2015 2:50 PM, EDT

Tennessee Trucking Foundation Pledges $50,000 to TMAF

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From Left to Right: Scott George (TCW); Tommy Hodges (Titan Transfer and Chairman, TN Trucking Foundation); Dave Manning (TCW and ATA Vice Chairman); and Bill Reed (Skyline Transportation)
The Tennessee Trucking Foundation announced it is making a $50,000 contribution to Trucking Moves America Forward over the next five years.

"Trucking Moves America Forward is an educational initiative that will not only further the understanding of our industry but will also ignite a passion in others for what we do," Tennessee Trucking Foundation President Tommy Hodges said. "Our nation's economy runs on freight hauled by the dedicated and hard-working men and women who travel our highways and roads delivering America's goods. We are pleased that our contribution will help spread the critical message of safety and highlight how essential trucking is to our way of life."

"TMAF's partnership with the Tennessee Trucking Foundation indicates the momentum that is building across the country to educate the public about the importance of trucking to our nation's economy," said Kevin Burch, TMAF vice chairman and president of Jet Express Inc. "We are thrilled to have the support of Tennessee's trucking foundation behind the TMAF movement."

TMAF, which launched in March 2014 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, is an industrywide image and education initiative informing policymakers and the public about the benefits of trucking to build a groundswell of political and grassroots support to strengthen and grow the industry.