David Heller is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and isresponsible 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 policiesand principles, and serves as staff liaison for all federal and statelegislative 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 technicalinquiries on the trucking industry, with particular emphasis on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). As evidenced by his participation in FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC), 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 AmericanTransportation 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 withMark Willis to explain TCA’s position on key legislative and regulatory issuesand has spoken on issues to multiple industry-based trade associations. He isregularly 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 Highway Reauthorization, Hours ofService, and Testing for Drugs and Alcohol.