PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, during American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference & Exhibition, seven trucking association executives were honored for their distinguished service to the industry.
"Today, we commend these impressive individuals who represent the best in service to our industry," said incoming ATA Chairman Pat Thomas, senior vice president of state government affairs for UPS. "The trucking industry is fortunate to have such committed individuals working as part of our ATA federation and we are honored to acknowledge them for their continued effort and dedication."
This year, ATA honored seven executives with a combined 105 years of experience at today's Advocacy and Government Affairs Luncheon:
- Gareth Sakakida, managing director of Hawaii Transportation Association, 25 years;
- Gregory Fulton, president of Colorado Motor Carriers Association, 20 years;
- J. Frank Filgo, president and CEO of Alabama Trucking Association, 20 years;
- Thomas Whitaker, executive director of Kansas Motor Carriers Association, 15 years;
- Gail Toth, executive director of New Jersey Motor Truck Association, 15 years;
- Brian Parke, president and CEO of Maine Motor Transport Association Inc., five years, and
- Crystal Collins, president of North Carolina Trucking Association, five years.
"These seven individuals are a great example of the diversity in our industry that stretches from coast to coast, and ATA gets tremendous strength from that diversity," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "It is reassuring to know that the work we are doing on the federal level in Washington is being strengthened and reinforced by these impressive individuals - and many others - on the state level. These executives and their colleagues have my many thanks."
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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