ATA chief named to White House panel

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations president and CEO Chris Spear is among transportation leaders named by President Donald Trump to the administration’s Great American Economic Revival Initiative. Under the initiative, leaders from all sectors of the U.S. economy will work with the White House to chart the path forward as the country  recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. “I am honored to serve our president and the nation in this capacity, representing the trucking industry and joining four ATA member company CEOs, to bridge this crisis to a safe, speedy and full recovery,” said Spear.

“Just as they have during the mitigation and response efforts, truckers will be at the forefront as we revive our economy’s engine and get our country moving again.” The trucking CEOs named to the group are Fred Smith, FedEx; David Abney, UPS; John Roberts III, J.B. Hunt and Darren Hawkins, YRC Worldwide.

Trucking moves more than 70% of America’s freight.

In 2018, the industry hauled 11.49 billion tons of the nation’s goods.