Canadian Trucking Alliance and Ontario Trucking Association president and CEO David Bradley has announced that he will step down at the end of 2017, after more than 30 years in the position.
Bradley joined OTA as the director of economics in 1985 and was promoted to president six years later. In 1997, he took in the additional responsibility of leading CTA and has continued in the dual role ever since.
“It is with some amazement, but always with appreciation, that I think back on what a leap of faith it was back in 1991 to have entrusted such a young guy to represent such an incredible and important industry,” said Bradley in a letter to the organization. “While I have loved dealing with the issues, it is the people I have had the pleasure to get to know, to work with and to learn from that have made coming to work every day so energizing and rewarding.”
In his career, Bradley was a defender of the industry and an advocate of responsible trucking and tough safety standards, according to OTA. He supported regulatory initiatives such as speed limiters and the upcoming ELD requirement.
He will remain in his current role through 2017.
“There will be plenty of time for reflection down the road,” said Bradley. “For now, it’s business as usual for me.”