TCA and the Arkansas Trucking Association Partner on inGauge

Alexandria, Virginia:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) to promote the new inGauge™ Online Performance Benchmarking Service to ATA members. The inGauge™ service was formally launched September 1st and has quickly caught the attention of the trucking industry.

inGauge™ allows motor carriers and their employees to anonymously compare their operational results on approximately 15–30 performance metrics against a chosen peer group, and share best practice knowledge to enhance future results. The service is available on a monthly subscription basis with no annual commitment.

“A strong association is built with strong members,” stated Shannon Newton, president of ATA. “We are pleased to support this initiative that seeks to enhance the performance of our members. Evaluating against past performance is important, but being able to compare results to other well-managed motor carriers will help to eliminate status quo in a company, as well as validate macro trends that other companies have experienced.”

In addition to quantitative results, the service will provide the results of monthly qualitative surveys on a dedicated Best Practices Dashboard. This feature will help to translate specific strategic and operational decisions into improved bottom line results.

“Benchmarking, both external and internal, is crucial to the positive long-term performance of motor carriers. inGauge™ leverages the data and knowledge we have gained through our successful Benchmarking groups over the past 13 years,” added Debbie Sparks, vice president of TCA. “We are pleased to be able to bring this valuable and sophisticated tool to ATA members.”

Regular online webinars will be conducted for ATA members, as well as personal online demonstrations as requested. For those interested in a personal online demonstration, please go to and register.