All membership levels need approval by the DECA Board to become a member. That approval will be based on the application submitted and by meeting the requirements of the membership level desired.
All memberships include the following:
Annual Membership dues are according to the following schedule:
Any individual, partnership, or corporation engaged in a business that provides customers with drivers and related personnel principally focused on the trucking industry in the United States shall be eligible for regular membership, provided the applicant meets the further requirements set forth in this Article. Prospective members' business activities are "principally focused on the trucking industry" if a majority of the employees that they provide to customers are engaged in driving, dispatching, warehouse work, as well as sales, clerical and supervisory functions related to those transportation activities.
Businesses eligible for regular membership that employ fewer than 50 employees are subject to the full dues obligations of other regular members, however, their special assessment obligations are limited to a maximum of $250 per year. Such firms must annually submit to the DECA's legal counsel documentary evidence (e.g., current federal tax forms such as Form 941) that are sufficient to demonstrate such facts. Notwithstanding any other provision of these bylaws to the contrary, driver-provider businesses employing fewer than 50 employees have no voting rights on issues relating to the special financial assessments in which they do not fully participate.
Any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in allied businesses shall be eligible for associate, non-voting membership in the Council. Such associate, non-voting members will be required to pay 25% of the annual dues obligations of regular members, however, they will not be required to satisfy special assessments applicable to regular members.
Any individual, partnership, or corporation that provides goods or services to the trucking or staffing industry. As a supplier to the industry, you provide valuable products and services to the trucking and staffing industry.