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Why and How to Join

Since 1929, the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) has served as the voice of the trucking industry. The NCTA is the largest statewide trucking organization dedicated to promoting advocacy, safety, compliance and leadership.

NCTA provides resources that advance long term, sustainable profitability for the trucking industry.

The membership brochure provides additional information on each the three areas: advocate, promote, and educate.

Click on the membership brochure image to learn how the benefits will your company.

NCTA Membership Brochure


Voice of the Industry
NCTA is the voice of the trucking industry, actively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly and representing the industry as a voice to federal and state agencies.

Call on Washington
Each year members travel to Washington, DC to meet with elected officials and talk about the issues that are important to the industry.

Trucking Day at the State Capitol
NCTA members meet with members of the North Carolina General Assembly on Trucking Day.

Your Regulatory Advocate
In addition to the events above, NCTA also provides:

• Strong representation in legislation for state and federal regulatory issues
• Quarterly calls with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol
• FMCSA Update Meetings held across the state four times a year

We have a number of outreach opportunities including Wreaths Across America, Truckers Against Trafficking, Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the North Carolina Road Team Captains and more.


Receive e-newsletters and special alerts with information to assist with day-to-day operations.

The Bulletin
Weekly newsletters to members only with key information to assist with day-to-day operations, training events to help grow and retain a solid workforce, legislation impacting the industry and good news happening across the state.

Regular traffic alerts, road closures, accident and weather-related information, providing up to the minute notifications for those traveling the roads.

Tarheel Wheels
We share the official magazine of the North Carolina Trucking Association with a circulation of over 8,000 magazines. 

Social Media
Connect with the NCTA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

New Member Introductions
Receive alerts as soon as a new member joins so that you can network.


NCTA offers training, seminars, and certifications on topics of importance for industry professionals. Members have access to the following educational resources:

• NATMI classes to obtain and retain certifications.
• NCTA Safety & Human Resources Council statewide meetings are designed to provide professional networking, disbursement of safety information and forums with officials from FMCSA, NC State Highway Patrol and the NCDOT.
• NCTA Technology & Maintenance Council offers hands on technical training at meetings across the state.

Who Should Join?

Motor Carrier Membership

Membership for all motor carriers.

Allied Membership

Membership for companies offering products or services that are commercial transportation specific.  

Shipper Membership

Companies involved in or responsible for the coordination or procurement of transportation services as the owner or shipper of cargo.  


85.6% of North Carolina communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.*