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March 17, 2011 1:00 PM, EDT

Gary Salisbury Elected TCA Chairman

Gary Salisbury, president and CEO of Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., was elected chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association for 2011-2012 at TCA’s annual meeting in San Diego.

Salisbury has been in trucking for 30 years and has worked as a driver and owner-operator and in almost every aspect of the industry, including sales, dispatch and management.

He has been on TCA’s board since 2003 and on its executive team since 2005. He replaces outgoing TCA Chairman John Kaburick, CEO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co.

TCA also elected Rick Miller chairman of its open deck division. Miller is senior vice president of operations for MacKinnon Transport, Guelph, Ontario.