Quinn to Speak on Infrastructure Challenges and Effect on Trucking

Jan 15, 2010, 14:40 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. Co-Chairman and President Pat Quinn will speak at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2010, The Next Decade in the Commercial Vehicle Industry, in Las Vegas on Monday, January 18, at 2:45 p.m.

Quinn, American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Treasurer and Past Chairman, will participate on a panel dedicated to global transportation strategies, speaking about how infrastructure challenges will affect the trucking industry over the next 10 years. The panel discussion will be held at The Mirage Hotel, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV.

Also participating on the panel will be Jerry Moyes of Swift Transportation, discussing how globalization will impact the trucking industry's future; Jim O'Neal of O&S Trucking, discussing the future of trucking equipment and technology; and Moderator Linda Longton of Randall-Reilly.

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 FleetOwner Magazine named the company the For-Hire Fleet of the Year. U.S. Xpress also earned an Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Excellence Award in 2009 for their efforts to maximize fuel efficiencies while moving freight.

Prior to forming U.S. Xpress, Quinn practiced law as a partner in the firm of Nelson and Harding; worked for Southwest Equipment Rental, Inc. as Vice President and General Counsel and was named Executive Vice President and General Manager prior to leaving to form U.S. Xpress. A native of Nebraska, Mr. Quinn received a BA degree from the University of Nebraska in 1968 and a J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1971.

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