Vice President, Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers Association
Areas of Expertise:
Government Regulations and Legislation · Truckload Operations · Trucking Associations
David Heller is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and is responsible for communicating and interpreting all trucking-related regulations – safety, legislative, and otherwise – to the membership of TCA and our congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.
Heller regularly develops and authors comments regarding trucking industry mandates based upon association policies and principles, and serves as staff liaison for all federal and state legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to the Department of Transportation and other related federal agencies. As a routine part of his job, he supports the association membership in the resolution to technical inquiries on the trucking industry, with particular emphasis on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). As evidenced by his participation in FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC), Heller has become a recognized industry expert in trucking and also one of the few association executives who has earned his certification from the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) as a Certified Director of Safety (CDS).
Heller has appeared multiple times on the Dave Nemo Show and Road Dog Trucking News with Mark Willis to explain TCA’s position on key legislative and regulatory issues and has spoken on issues to multiple industry-based trade associations. He is regularly approached for comment on industry-relevant matters by top trucking trade publications and offers a quarterly webinar to TCA members that provides updates to important industry issues such as Infrastructure, Hours of Service, and Testing for Drugs and Alcohol.