American Trucking Associations appoints new Chairman

The American Trucking Associations Board of Directors has elected President of Ohio Jet Express, Kevin Burch (pictured), as its 72nd Chairman, replacing Pat Thomas.

An active member of ATA, Burch is a past Chairman of ATA’s Communications and Image Policy Committee and of the Truckload Carriers Association and works closely with the LEAD ATA program.

He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Trucking Moves America Forward industry image campaign.

“I am honoured and humbled that my fellow ATA members have chosen me as their chairman for the next year,” Burch said.

“This is an industry filled with wonderful, dedicated professionals – from drivers and dispatchers to salesmen and executives – and I am privileged to represent them all as ATA Chairman.”

“Kevin has been one of our association’s most vocal and passionate advocates,” said ATA President and CEO, Chris Spear.

“His enthusiasm for trucking and for improving its image is infectious and will serve him and ATA well as chairman.”

“Serving as ATA chairman has been a singular honour for me and my family,” departing Chairman Thomas said.

“I’d like to thank the ATA staff, the state association executives and my ATA members for the chance to serve as your chairman. I wish Kevin all the best and believe he will be an outstanding representative of our industry.”

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