April 5, 2018 12:30 PM, EDT

ATA Hires Dan Horvath as New Safety Policy Director

Dan HorvathDan Horvath, ATA's new director of safety policy. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations has hired Dan Horvath to serve as its new director of safety policy, according to an April 4 announcement.

Horvath previously served as director of compliance and safety at TransForce, a company that provides safety compliance counseling and workforce solutions for the commercial trucking industry. He graduated in 2017 from ATA’s LEAD program, which offers a one-year course highlighting various aspects of the industry.

“I’ve spent my professional career working in commercial vehicle and highway safety, so I’m excited to bring that experience to ATA to help this industry and our members improve upon trucking’s already impressive safety record,” Horvath said in an ATA press release. “ATA has always been a strong voice for safety, and I’m delighted that I now get to be a part of that.”

Besides his work at TransForce, Horvath served as an auditor for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and an operations and safety officer at Mlaker Transportation, a Pennsylvania-based motor coach company.

Horvath earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

“ATA is a safety-first organization and having Dan on board will allow us to maintain our position as the leading voice advocating for the safety of the trucking industry,” ATA President Chris Spear said. “Dan has a wealth of experience with highway safety issues, and we are happy that he is part of the ATA team.”