ATA appoint new Chairman

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Board of Directors has elected Duane Long, Chairman of US transport company Longistics, as the federation’s 70th Chairman.
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“I am honored that my fellow ATA members have shown tremendous faith in me to trust me with such a remarkable opportunity,” Long said. “Our industry and our association are both poised for great things in the coming years and I’m humbled to have been chosen to lead ATA through this time.”

“I have great faith in Duane and tremendous confidence that he will be an outstanding chairman,” said ATA President and CEO, Bill Graves. “His energy and enthusiasm will serve ATA and our industry very well this year.”

Long replaces Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, as Chairman.

“This past year has been the experience of a lifetime for me and my family,” Byrd said. “I’d like to thank the ATA staff, the state association executives and my fellow industry executives for all you’ve done to make these past 12 months so remarkable and to wish Duane the best of luck. I believe he’ll be an excellent representative of our industry.”

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