Press Release

SEFL Becomes 25th Member of TCF Founders Club

Sep 07, 2023

Washington – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Cares Foundation (TCF) announced that Southeastern Freight Lines has committed to becoming the 25th member of the TCF Founders Club.

“SEFL’s commitment to join the TCF Founders Club exemplifies the character and heart of this amazing faith-based organization,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express.  “Bill and Tobin Cassels are generous leaders who have made immeasurable contributions to the trucking industry.  On behalf of ATA and TCF, I would like to personally thank them for becoming TCF Founders Club members.”

“For so many years, Bill and Tobin have given back in countless ways to improve the lives of individuals and families to strengthen their community,” said Rick Todd, president & CEO of the South Carolina Trucking Association and board member of TCF.  “Joining the TCF Founders Club is a natural extension of their deep faith, extraordinary generosity, and commitment to the trucking industry.”

The Founders Club is a special class of donors comprised of individuals and corporations committed to a $100,000 contribution over 10 years. Founders Club members will receive special recognition across Trucking Cares Foundation programs for their early and generous commitments to making our mission a reality.

“Because of the support of SEFL and all of our Founders Club Members, the Trucking Cares Foundation is able to provide critical support for important causes in the U.S. and around the world,” said John Lynch, president of the Trucking Cares Foundation. “These donations allow us to respond quickly when needs arise, as well as make ongoing contributions to important causes throughout the year.”

The Trucking Cares Foundation is the trucking industry’s charitable arm, focusing on several core areas, including: humanitarian and disaster relief, eradicating human trafficking, leadership development, strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement and military and veterans’ organizations, and safety and research opportunities.

For more information on the Trucking Cares Foundation, visit