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TCA, Arkansas Trucking Association Partner on Benchmarking Service

September 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has formed 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 the first of this month and has quickly caught the attention of the trucking industry.

inGauge allows motor carriers and their employees to anonymously compare their operational results on about 15 to 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,” said 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, go to and register.