17 Trucking Executives Named to Inaugural LEAD ATA Class

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations announces the first 17 trucking industry executives who have been accepted into LEAD ATA, the trucking group's new program to educate and engage future leaders.

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"This diverse group of individuals truly represents our industry," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. "Representing carriers of all sizes and types, these 17 executives have demonstrated great passion and enthusiasm for our industry and we're proud to admit them as part of LEAD ATA's inaugural class."

Sponsored by PeopleNet, the program will provide exclusive educational opportunities designed to highlight how the regulatory and legislative process affects the trucking industry and the important role ATA plays in shaping both, as well as demonstrating the many tools available to industry executives through ATA.

This first class includes men and women ranging in age from 23 to 49, representing 12 states and working at fleets with between 28 and 30,000-plus trucks.

"When we announced LEAD ATA in May, our hope was to recruit some of the best and brightest in trucking and give them the tools to guide our industry and ATA into the future," said Kevin Burch, ATA vice chairman and president of Jet Express, Dayton, Ohio, "and I think we've found a tremendous group of individuals for our first class."

LEAD ATA's first session will take place this October at ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla.

LEAD ATA Inaugural Class

Larry Barnes, Greenbush Logistics Inc.; Doug Bennett,  US AutoLogistics LLC; Brent Bois, Calhoun Truck Lines; Chad Brueck, CRST International Inc.; Tim Chrulski, Garner Trucking Inc.; Michael Clifford, Ventura Transfer Company; Chris Cooper, Boyd Bros. Transportation; Charlie DeLacey, Kenan Advantage Group; Casey Diaz, Charles Diaz Trucking Inc.; Stephanie Fisher, YRC Worldwide Inc.; Robert Haag, Perfect Transportation LLC; Rick Hoyle, Trimac Transportation; Dustin Koehl, Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC; Robert Loya, California Cartage Company; Chelsea Pottle, Pottle's Transportation; Jason Tempalski, FedEx Ground and Martin Tewari, Con-way Truckload.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

SOURCE American Trucking Associations



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