BANGOR, Maine — The story of how Barry Pottle rescued his longtime family enterprise is a testament to the determination and business acumen of the tall, soft-spoken, thoughtful man with an encyclopedic knowledge of trucking who has risen to become ATA chairman.
AUSTIN, Texas — While enjoying the benefits of a booming economy and abundant freight to haul, trucking leaders took aim at some of the more persistent challenges that hold the industry back, even in this favorable business environment.
AUSTIN, Texas — Over the past year Dave Manning, the immediate past chairman of American Trucking Associations, has walked in the White House Rose Garden, rubbed elbows with members of Congress, racked up a hefty airline travel-point balance, and even watched the Supreme Court in action. But his greatest memories, he said, were meeting with the trucking industry’s hard-working, passionate people who occupy offices, workshops and truck cabs nationwide.
AUSTIN, Texas — They heard some optimistic projections from outgoing American Trucking Associations Chairman Dave Manning, a touching speech by new ATA Chairman Barry Pottle, and ended the evening hugging the stage to the hard Southern rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The themes of partnership, outreach and unity were present throughout speeches and presentations at this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Cooperation between ATA and the federal government was a central tenet.
AUSTIN, Texas — Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd closed out American Trucking Associations’ 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition with an energizing performance for trucking industry executives.
AUSTIN, Texas — The relationship between state organizations and American Trucking Associations is solid and should continue to grow, according to a longtime member of the industry.
AUSTIN, Texas — Mutual interest between law enforcement and truckers over such policy issues as highway safety, security and human trafficking are forging increasing relationships that have historically been less than cordial, according to a panel of law enforcement experts.