The American Trucking Associations has named 17 executives to LEAD ATA, a program to engage future leaders in the trucking industry.
The group’s first session will take place during ATA’s annual conference in Orlando this October.
According to the ATA, the sessions will provide the future leaders with information about the regulation and legislative process, while illustrating how the ATA works for the industry.
“When we announced LEAD ATA in May, our hope was to recruit some of the best and brightest in trucking and give them the tools to guide our industry and ATA into the future,” ATA’s Kevin Burch said in a statement.
The inaugural class is made up of:
- Stephanie Fisher, YRC Worldwide Inc.
- Robert Haag, Perfect Transportation LLC
- Rick Hoyle, Trimac Transportation
- Dustin Koehl, Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC
- Robert Loya, California Cartage Company
- Larry Barnes, Greenbush Logistics Inc.
- Doug Bennett, US AutoLogistics LLC
- Michael Clifford, Ventura Transfer Company
- Chris Cooper, Boyd Bros. Transportation
- Chelsea Pottle, Pottle’s Transportation
- Jason Tempalski, FedEx Ground
- Martin Tewari, Con-way Truckload
- Brent Bois, Calhoun Truck Lines
- Chad Brueck, CRST International Inc.
- Tim Chrulski, Garner Trucking Inc.
- Charlie DeLacey, Kenan Advantage Group
- Casey Diaz, Charles Diaz Trucking Inc.
“This diverse group of individuals truly represents our industry,” ATA President Bill Graves said in a statement. “Representing carriers of all sizes and types, these 17 executives have demonstrated great passion and enthusiasm for our industry and we’re proud to admit them as part of LEAD ATA’s inaugural class.”