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TCA to host New Member Reception at Annual Convention

Posted February 9, 2012 by Administrator

Alexandria, Va. – For many years, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has welcomed its newest members with a New Member Breakfast at its Annual Convention. Today, the organization announced it will replace the morning event with an evening cocktail reception, to be held Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., prior to the start of the convention at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla.

Aaron Tennant, carrier co-chairman of TCA’s Membership Committee and president of Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., of Orion, Ill., said that the new event would better facilitate networking and relaxed, casual conversation between members. “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,” he said. “There’s a wealth of support and knowledge available. We’ll help the newest members tap into that right away.”

The guest list for the New Member Reception will include meeting attendees 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, Kan. “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 www.truckload.org or call (703) 838-1950.

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Cline Wood Agency Announces New Office in St. Louis

Posted September 22, 2011 by Administrator

St Louis, MO: Cline Wood Agency, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is expanding their insurance and risk management operations by opening an office in St. Louis, Missouri.  The St. Louis office will provide support for Skip Wombolt and other Cline Wood Producers as they pursue opportunities in the area.

“We have been blessed with success in St Louis and the surrounding areas.  We feel the time is right to commit to establishing and growing a dedicated local office that can help us support our customers and prospects in St. Louis and Southern Illinois.”, said Mike Wood, President and Co-Founder of Cline Wood Agency, Inc.

The office is located at 4954 West Pine Boulevard, Suite 504, St. Louis, Missouri 63108 and can be reached by calling toll-free (888) 451-3900.  “I think it’s important to my St. Louis and Illinois customers and prospects to know that we have a long term commitment to the area and that we are stepping up our level of support for them”, said Skip Wombolt, Producer.

About Cline Wood Agency

Founded in 1984, Cline Wood Agency serves as a managing general agent for agribusiness and transportation insurance; providing wholesale insurance products and online training programs to retail insurance brokers. Cline Wood Agency has three offices throughout the United States with its headquarters at 4300 W 133rd Street, Leawood, Kansas. More information is available by calling toll-free (888) 451-3900 or online at www.clinewood.com.

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Vigillo Rolls Out Carrier Select

Posted August 31, 2011 by Administrator

New, unique software provides brokers, shippers and insurers with real-time FMCSA data to select and monitor motor carrier safety performance

Portland, Oregon — Vigillo LLC, creators of Daylight™, the CSA Platform for Transportation, today announced the release of Carrier Select™ the first product in its Shipper/Broker Suite. The latest unique offering from Vigillo allows freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers to use real-time data to analyze motor carrier performance and make more informed choices.

“Freight brokers, shippers and insurers have become increasingly concerned with monitoring the insurance, operating authority, safety rating, and CSA safety performance of their motor carrier partners,” said Steven G. Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. “Carrier Select taps into critical database sources to give them real-time visibility into the ever changing landscape of a carrier’s overall safety and risk profile. There is no other product that provides up-to-the-minute information, user and community configurable rules and tags and social infrastructure at such a low cost.”

The Carrier Select application is pre-populated with information on over 1.2 million motor carriers in the FMCSA Census database. A key differentiator of the product is its real-time, across the board updates to information on a carrier’s insurance status, operating authority and safety performance, including CSA.

Carrier Select provides tools to set selection criteria through rules, filters and tags, as well asgeo-location features. Users can create a “My Carrier” list and control the parameters they use to monitor and evaluate motor carrier partners. Among the analysis capabilities are carrier type, location, and CSA scores for each BASIC. With Carrier Select, brokers, insurers and shippers decide what data they feel is important to monitor and define and will receive reports if that data falls outside an acceptable range.

The benefits of Carrier Select are apparent to insurance brokers. “Carrier Select will become a standard and important tool for trucking insurance brokers and underwriters to assess their customer base on an ongoing, real time basis,” stated Thomas Dickmeyer, CEO of Cline Wood Agency, Inc., a national provider of insurance and risk management products and services to the transportation industry. “The ease of access to safety data, insurance history and operating authority information, and the ability to set custom parameters in Carrier Select provides real value. We are excited to begin using the program.”

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From Journal of Commerce Online – View Original Article Here