ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations welcomed Rush Trucking Corporation as the association's latest member.
"I often say that I'm proud to represent a diverse industry like trucking, and adding an outstanding fleet like Rush Trucking to that is wonderful," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "The future is shaped by those who show up and I'm pleased that Rush Trucking has decided to show up and stand with the ATA."
Founded in 1984, Rush is owned by Chairman and CEO Andra Rush, a Mohawk Native American. Based in Wayne, Mich., Rush started the company with a $5,000 loan from her parents and credit cards, growing it from one van and two pickup trucks to the 850-truck international fleet it is today.
"I'm proud to represent a new voice as the first minority-owned freight transportation company on ATA's board," said Greg Humes, president of Rush Trucking. "Nothing in this country arrives anywhere without a truck. I'm looking forward to supporting policies and programs that protect and sustain the trucking industry, which drives our economy, and help build a pipeline of talented drivers from diverse backgrounds."
For more information on how to join ATA, please visit http://trck.ng/JoinATA.
Rush Trucking Corporation is a minority-owned freight transportation firm founded in 1984 by Andra M. Rush, a Mohawk Native American who serves as chair and chief executive officer. In 2014, Ms. Rush tapped industry veteran Greg Humes to serve as Rush Trucking's president. Headquartered in Wayne, Mich., Rush Trucking is an industry leader for cost-effective truckload and milk run transportation solutions for local, over-the-road and just-in-time operations. More than 30 years ago, Ms. Rush borrowed $5,000 from her parents and used her credit cards to launch her company with one van and two pickup trucks. Today, the company transports goods across the U.S. and Canada with 850 tractors, 1,450 trailers, and 800 employees and associates for Fortune 100 companies, including Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota, and Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
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. Trucking Moves America Forward.
SOURCE American Trucking Associations