ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, members of American Trucking Associations' LEAD ATA program for future industry leaders met in Washington to learn about advocacy in our nation's capital and the important role ATA plays as the industry's voice on important issues.
"It was a pleasure to help host this very important learning experience for our LEAD ATA class," said Dave Manning, ATA vice chairman and president of TCW Inc., Nashville, Tenn. "ATA plays a huge role in promoting trucking's agenda in Washington and it is critical that our future industry and association leaders learn how they can best play a role."
This is the second meeting for the second class of LEAD ATA, a one-year educational experience designed to engage and shape future trucking industry leaders. This year's class met for the first time before the start of ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego last October. The program is sponsored by PeopleNet.
During their two days in Washington, LEAD class members will meet with a number of ATA's policy staff experts, as representatives of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in order to better understand the legislative and regulatory processes.
"A vital role ATA plays in the trucking industry is educating the public," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, "We launched LEAD ATA two years ago to make sure we weren't neglecting to educate the future leaders of our industry about the crucial role they play not only in ATA, but in moving the trucking industry forward."
2015 LEAD ATA Class
Scott Beaves, FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lisa Black, FedEx Ground, Irwin, Pa.;Nataly Bryce, Preferred Materials Inc., Bossier City, La.; George Fetsko, FedEx Ground, Scenery Hill, Pa.; Mason Guillot, Triple G Express, Covington, La.; Anne-Marie Hulsey, U.S. Legal Services, Jacksonville, Fla.; Jaime Maus, Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb.; Rebecca Pohl Liette, Pohl Transportation Inc., Versailles, Ohio; Travis Russo, US AutoLogistics LLC, The Woodlands, Texas; Trevor Spring, Energy Dispatch, Roswell, Ga.; James Winton, Trimac Transportation Inc., The Woodlands, Texas; Brandon Woods, Refrigerated Transport Inc., Flower Mound, Texas.
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