American Trucking Associations announced the first 17 trucking industry executives who have been accepted into Lead ATA, the trucking group’s new program to educate and engage future leaders.
Sponsored by PeopleNet, the program will provide exclusive educational opportunities designed to highlight how the regulatory and legislative process affects the trucking industry and the important role ATA plays in shaping both, as well as demonstrating the many tools available to industry executives through ATA.
This first class includes men and women ranging in age from 23 to 49, representing 12 states and working at fleets with between 28 and 30,000-plus trucks.
Lead ATA’s first session will take place this October at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla.
Lead ATA Inaugural Class
Larry Barnes, Greenbush Logistics Inc.; Doug Bennett, US AutoLogistics LLC; Brent Bois, Calhoun Truck Lines; Chad Brueck, CRST International Inc.; Tim Chrulski, Garner Trucking Inc.; Michael Clifford, Ventura Transfer Company; Chris Cooper, Boyd Bros. Transportation; Charlie DeLacey, Kenan Advantage Group; Casey Diaz, Charles Diaz Trucking Inc.; 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; Chelsea Pottle, Pottle’s Transportation; Jason Tempalski, FedEx Ground and Martin Tewari, Con-way Truckload.
The Western States Trucking Association has filed a suit in the United States Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the ruling by the California Supreme Court that is seen as effectively nulling the ability of trucking companies to use owner-operators in the state.