ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference, who began this week in the new role.
"Intermodal is an essential sector of the freight economy, and IMCC carries out the important mission of providing a strong, unified and effective voice for this large and growing sector," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "Tyler brings a wealth of experience from his time on Capitol Hill—experience that will prove to be a valuable asset for our carriers."
Rushforth joins ATA after more than a decade on Capitol Hill, where he served as counsel to the Environment and Public Works Committee, and before that as legislative advisor and counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).
"I am excited to join the ATA family and get to work on behalf of the industry," said Rushforth. "Intermodal faces a number of challenges and opportunities, from roadability and economic and operational fairness to infrastructure efficiencies. IMCC has an essential role to play in strengthening intermodal's link in our national supply chain, and I'm proud to be a part of that effort."
"We are thrilled to hire Tyler as the new executive director," said IMCC Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express. "His impressive resume and deep knowledge of transportation and infrastructure issues make him the perfect candidate to serve our carriers, champion our issues, and lead IMCC to many successes in the years to come."
Rushforth earned a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 2006 and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
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
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