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Mission Statement

The mission of this all-volunteer organization is to work with TXTA member companies to fund educational and community service programs and enhance the understanding of and image of the Texas trucking industry, with the ultimate goal of positioning trucking as the most vital and necessary industry in Texas.



TXTA Foundation was established in 1978 to fund education and research projects for the Texas trucking industry. This organization is a non-profit educational, public relations, research and community service organization governed by a Board of Trustees.

TXTA Foundation promotes the good works of the industry by advancing the positive image and highlighting the essentiality of the trucking industry. TXTA Foundation makes an annual contribution to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, presented by American Trucking Associations, and shares its appreciation for our heroes of the highway on social media, billboards, truck wraps and stories in The Steering Wheel magazine. TXTA Foundation trustees are champions for the trucking community—strengthening our message and educating the public at every turn.



Academic scholarships are available to high school seniors and full-time college and university students. Applicants must be an employee of a TXTA member or the dependent, child, spouse or grandchild of a TXTA member company in good standing.

In addition to academic scholarships, TXTA Foundation offers trade/technical school scholarships year-round to individuals looking to pursue their commercial driver license or who are interested in working in a trucking trade school profession. Trade school applications are reviewed as they are submitted.

Click here to learn more on eligibility, applications and selection process



TXTA Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for the scholarship program. The Main Event, held during TXTA’s annual conference, is a festive evening of dinner and auctions. In addition, there are other fundraising events such as golf tournaments and baseball games. Memorial funds, planned gifts, bequests, workplace contributions and gifts of stock are additional ways to help TXTA Foundation.

The foundation greatly appreciates all gifts of support. Every gift helps a student realize their academic and vocational dreams.

Click here to support TXTA Foundation



Brandon Woods

Refrigerated Transport Inc.

Vice Chairman
Wynne Breeden, Jr.

K.L. Breeden & Sons LLC

Bob McDowell

W.M. Dewey & Son Inc.

Craig Barker
VOLVO Trucks North America Inc.

Kirsten Barringer
Virtual Financial Services

Beau Brinson
Lonestar Truck Group/TAG Truck Center

Madison Cooper
Public Member

John Craddock
Craddock Moving & Storage


Stacy Elms
Housley Group

Jay Ferguson
McRay Crane & Rigging

Melissa Gaytan
Laredo Motor Carriers Association

Greg Hughes
Kyrish Truck Centers

Gene Lee
Lee Trans

India Loth
Public Member


David Price
United Petroluem Transports

Mario Sanchez-Lara
Cummins Sales and Service

John Thomas
Houston Freightliner

Bernie Warriner
Cadence Insurance
and The Warriner Companies

Dolores Willis
Texas Moving Company