PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday October 21, American Trucking Associations Board of Directors elected Kevin W. Burch, president of Jet Express, as the federation's First Vice Chairman.
"Kevin has made it his life's work to advocate on behalf of the trucking industry and work diligently for our members," said newly elected ATA Chairman Pat Thomas. "His knowledge of the industry and commitment and passion to improving the image of trucking is a terrific asset to ATA's leadership team."
"I look forward to continue to represent ATA and the trucking industry, not just on the local level, but also on the national level," said Kevin Burch. "We have an aggressive agenda, including passing a long-term highway funding bill, fixing some rules and regulations that affect trucking, recruiting drivers and technicians into our industry and saving lives on our nation's highways."
Burch has over 42 years of experience in the trucking industry, including LTL, TL, Air Freight and consolidation. He became president of Jet Express in 1990. Jet Express currently has 90 company drivers, 230 owner-operators and 600 trailers, while handling up to 400 truckloads per day throughout the United States, primarily for the "just-in-time" automotive industry.
Under Burch's leadership, Jet Express has earned the prestigious "Worldwide Supplier Award" 3 consecutive years from General Motors, "Supplier of the Year" for 2011, the only truckload supplier in North America to receive this award, and in 2015 received the Ryder Carrier Quality Award.
Burch has been an active member of the American Trucking Associations since 1990. He serves on the Membership Committee, is on the selection committee for LEAD ATA, is past-chairman of its Communications and Image Policy Committee, and serves as vice chairman of the executive committee of the Trucking Moves America Forward image movement.
He is also heavily involved in Ohio, where he is a Trustee of the Ohio Trucking Association, a steering committee member of the Dayton Logistics Council, a member of the Miami Valley Transportation Club in Dayton, Ohio, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and is involved in numerous committees including the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
Jet Express, Inc. is located in Dayton, Ohio and Marion, Indiana. Jet Express currently has 90 company drivers, 220 owner-operators and 600 trailers. The company handles up to 400 truckloads per day throughout the United States, primarily for the "just-in-time" automotive industry. Providing excellent service, the company was awarded the prestigious "Worldwide Supplier Award" 3 consecutive years from General Motors. The company was awarded "Supplier of the Year" for 2011, the only truckload supplier in North America to receive this award, and in 2015 received the Ryder Carrier Quality Award.
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