August 2, 2017 2:15 PM, EDT

Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference Taps Tyler Rushforth as New Executive Director

American Trucking Associations has chosen Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference. He began the job the week of July 31, succeeding Curtis Whalen, who retired earlier this summer.

An ATA affiliated conference, IMCC is open to all ATA member companies involved in the intermodal transportation of property or companies engaged in businesses and services that support intermodal transportation, and state associations affiliated with ATA.

Rushforth, courtesy of MP Photography

Rushforth came to ATA after more than a decade on Capitol Hill, where he served as counsel to the Environment and Public Works Committee and before that as legislative adviser and counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

“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,” ATA President Chris Spear said. “Tyler brings a wealth of experience from his time on Capitol Hill, experience that will prove to be a valuable asset for our carriers.”

“I am excited to join the ATA family and get to work on behalf of the industry,” Rushforth said. “Intermodal faces a number of challenges and opportunities, from roadability and economic and operational fairness to infrastructure efficiencies. IMCC has an essential role to play in strengthening intermodal’s link in our national supply chain, and I’m proud to be a part of that effort.”

IMCC Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express, said of Rushforth: “His impressive résumé and deep knowledge of transportation and infrastructure issues make him the perfect candidate to serve our carriers, champion our issues and lead IMCC to many successes in the years to come.”

Rushforth earned a Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School in 2006 and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.