The American Trucking Associations named Dan Horvath vice president of safety policy, representing ATA and its safety agenda before federal and state government regulators and various non-governmental organizations.
Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, which formulate the official safety policy agenda on behalf ATA’s broader membership.
“These are exciting times for the industry. The convergence of new technologies with effective safety policy puts us in a strong position to dramatically enhance the practice of safety on our nation’s roadways,” said Horvath.
The promotion, effective Sept. 26, follows his hiring earlier this year as director of safety. Prior to joining ATA, he was director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc., a safety compliance consultancy and national provider of workforce solutions for commercial transportation.
Horvath, a CDL holder, is also a 2017 graduate of LEAD ATA, a program created by ATA to engage younger generations through careers in trucking advocacy.
Horvath also worked for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as an auditor and worked for Mlaker Transportation in the operations and safety department. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.