PHOENIX, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Incorporated (HELP) has selected Rick Clasby, a 23-year veteran of commercial vehicle safety enforcement, to serve as the organization's new president and CEO effective July 1. Clasby will report to HELP's board of directors.
Serving the people of Utah since 1988, Clasby has been involved in all aspects of commercial vehicle compliance from on-road driver and vehicle safety enforcement to the development of training curricula, and, from port of entry management and staffing to serving as a senior public spokesman for Utah's Department of Transportation (UDOT), Motor Carrier Division.
"The officers and members of HELP are excited about the energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit Rick will bring to our growing organization," said Larry Davis, chairman of HELP's Board. "While a career government employee, and sworn peace officer, Rick demonstrated a keen understanding of the trucking industry and a unique ability to think outside traditional government boundaries."
Clasby assumes leadership at an interesting time for commercial vehicle enforcement and the motor carrier industry. With emerging technologies creating significant new opportunities for HELP, increased truck traffic volumes and limited government funds are challenging public inspection efforts, along with a new federal safety rating system that is an unknown for HELP's core service offering, PrePass.
"We interviewed many of the top candidates in the nation. Rick's proven leadership and communication skills put him at the very top of our list," added Davis.
About Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate
HELP Inc. is a public-private partnership of motor carrier industry executives and the state officials that regulate them. HELP's mission is to create and sustain a cooperative environment where industry and government work together to effectively deploy advanced technology to improve commercial vehicle safety and deliver efficiencies to the trucking industry. More than 400,000 trucks have enrolled in HELP's flagship service, the PrePass weigh station system. PrePass and its electronic toll collection companion service are operational at weigh stations and/or toll plazas in 35 states. PrePass enables states to meet federal CVISN requirements.
SOURCE Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Incorporated