North Carolina 
Trucking Association
10900 World Trade Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27617
Telephone:  (919) 281-2742  Fax: (919) 281-2747 

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The North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interest of the trucking industry since 1929. NCTA serves as the industry's primary voice on transportation and other public policy issues.

Trucking's Voice in North Carolina         Advocating Highway Safety        Driving the State's Economy

NCTA works to protect the interests of North Carolina's trucking industry by working with state and federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. We are also dedicated to providing excellence in:  Education, Training, Information.  And promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation infrastructure to the betterment of the trucking industry in North Carolina.     

2014 North Carolina Fast Facts

 Facts provided by the American Transportation Research Institute

Employment:  In 2013, the trucking industry in North Carolina provided 193,550 jobs, or one out of 17 in the state.

Small Business Emphasis:  As of April 2014, there are over 16,010 trucking companies located in North Carolina, most of them small, locally owned businesses.

Transportation of Essential Products:  Trucks transported 89 percent of total manufactured tonnage in the state in 2010 or 691,933 tons per day.  Over 86% of North Carolina's communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.

As an Industry:  In 2009, the trucking industry in North Carolina paid approximately $1 billion in federal and state roadway taxes and fees.  The industry paid 34% of all taxes and fees by North Carolina motorists, despite trucks representing only 9% of vehicles miles traveled in the state.

Roadway Use:  In 2010, North Carolina had 105,653 miles of public roads over which all motorists traveled 102 billion miles.  Trucking's use of the public roads was 9.3 billion miles.

Individual Companies: As of January 2014, a typical five-axle tractor-semitrailer combination paid $7,254 in state highway user fees and taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal user fees and taxes. These taxes were over and above the typical taxes paid by businesses in North Carolina.

Download a copy of the Fast Facts.

North Carolina Intrastate Commercial Motor Vehicle US DoT Registration

North Carolina intrastate commercial motor vehicles in intrastate commerce will be required to display a USDOT number.
Failure to be in compliance by December 1, 2013 will result in a penalty of $100.00 per each occurrence. New Intrastate Requirements GS 20-101. Additional information, click here.

2014 NC Truck Driving Championship Winners and Photos

1st place - Jamie McCall, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
2nd place - Nicholas Anderson - Epes Transport Systems, Inc.
3rd place - Darrell Gravley - Southeastern Freight Lines

  American Trucking Associations Elects Duane Long as Federation’s 70th Chairman

  ATA Press Release – October 7, 2014

San Diego – Today, the American Trucking Associations Board of Directors elected Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, Raleigh, N.C., as the federation’s 70th chairman.


“I am honored that my fellow ATA members have shown tremendous faith in me to trust me with such a remarkable opportunity,” Long said. “Our industry and our association are both poised for great things in the coming years and I’m humbled to have been chosen to lead ATA through this time.”

“I have great faith in Duane and tremendous confidence that he will be an outstanding chairman,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “His energy and enthusiasm will serve ATA and our industry very well this year.”
Long replaces Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C., as chairman.

“This past year has been the experience of a lifetime for me and my family,” Byrd said. “I’d like to thank the ATA staff, the state association executives and my fellow industry executives for all you’ve done to make these past 12 months so remarkable and to wish Duane the best of luck. I believe he’ll be an excellent representative of our industry.”


 For Long’s biography, please click here.




Governor McCrory, DOT Secretary Tata Unveil Governor's 25-Year Vision with Cross-State Tour
NCDOT Press Release
Raleigh - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Governor Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata are unveiling the Governor's 25-Year Vision for trans-portation in North Carolina today with a cross-state tour that includes stops in Wilmington, Greenville, Winston-Salem and Asheville to detail the challenges faced by and solutions proposed for each of the state's four major regions: coastal, eastern, central and western, as well as comprehensive solutions for the whole state. Read more.
Important: Medical Examiners must continue to issue Medical Examiner's Certificates
(FMCSA Update - 9/14)

There seems to be confusion amongst medical examiners about whether or not to give a driver a hard copy of his/her medical certificate.

Yes, now, medical examiners must give drivers a hard copy of their medical certificate so they can submit it to the state driver's licensing authority to obtain or maintain their Commercial Driver's License.

FMCSA believes this confusion has been caused by (more).


Because of the expected traffic impact of the I-40/440 project, NCDOT has a Fortify website to provide comprehensive information, including where to catch alternate transit options, project maps and links to live traffic cameras. Employers and human resources professionals can also access online resources to help them develop and implement a flexible work program. The site includes links to Twitter, Facebook and other social media to stay engaged with NCDOT and other commuters. 


NC Governor's Highway Safety Program


Recipients mission of the Governor's Highway Safety Program is to promote highway safety awareness and reduce the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in the state of North Carolina through the planning and execution of safety programs. The Governor’s Highways Safety Program oversees a variety of important safety campaigns, including "Booze It and Lose It" and "Click It or Ticket It.

NCTA & Councils Calendar
29 Oct 2014 1:00 PM • 1000 Club Road, Greensboro, NC
12 Nov 2014 8:30 AM • NCTA Office, 10900 World Trade Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27617
04 Dec 2014 6:00 PM • Bill Ellis Barbecue, 3007 Downing Street, Wilson NC
10 Dec 2014 8:30 AM • NCTA, 10900 World Trade Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27617
18 Jul 2015 • Hilton Head Island, SC

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