American Trucking Associations has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference.

The IMCC is an affiliated conference of the ATA, representing companies in business and services supporting intermodal transportation. IMCC is aimed at providing a voice for the intermodal carrier sector before the government and private entities on key issues, including roadability, economic and operational fairness, and infrastructure efficiencies.

Rushforth has served on Capitol Hill as counsel to the Environment and Public Works Committee and as a legislative advisor and counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

“Intermodal is an essential sector of the freight economy, and IMCC carries out the important mission of providing a strong, unified and effective voice for this large and growing sector,” said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO. “Tyler brings a wealth of experience from his time on Capitol Hill — experience that will prove to be a valuable asset for our carriers.”

Randy Guillot, IMCC chairman and president of Triple G Express, praseid Rushford's "impressive resume and deep knowledge of transportation and infrastructure issues."