Quinn to Participate In TRB Panel On Lessons From Economic Crisis

Jan 11, 2010, 14:39 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. Co-Chairman and President Pat Quinn will speak at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow.

Quinn, American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Treasurer and Past Chairman, will speak on a panel discussing "What Lessons Has the Freight Transportation Sector Learned from the Global Economic Crisis; Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Carriers - Lessons from the Front Line." Rakesh Shalia of FedEx Services and two other transportation professionals will also participate in the panel. Listed in the program as Event 461, the panel will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.

Quinn and Max L. Fuller formed U.S. Xpress, Inc. in 1985 and still own the company. U.S. Xpress is recognized as a service, safety and technology leader in the trucking industry, earning an award for innovation from the Smithsonian Institute in 2000. In 2004, U.S. Xpress achieved $1 billion in annual revenue and the Company was named the For-Hire Fleet of the Year by Fleet Owner magazine. U.S. Xpress also earned an Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Excellence Award in 2009 for their efforts to maximize efficiencies while moving freight.

In 2006, Quinn received an appointment from former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which held meetings and hearings for two years about the future of our nation's transportation infrastructure. The Commission issued its Report to Congress in January 2008, and Quinn testified before both House and Senate committees on the issue. Quinn currently serves on the Trade and Transportation Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

SOURCE American Trucking Associations