The board of directors of Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc. on Tuesday, May 31, announced the selection of Rick Clasby, a 23-year veteran of commercial vehicle safety enforcement, as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer effective July 1.
Serving the people of Utah since 1988, Clasby has been involved in all aspects of commercial vehicle compliance from on-road driver and vehicle safety enforcement to the development of training curricula, and from port of entry management and staffing to serving as a senior public spokesman for Utah’s Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Division.
“The officers and members of HELP are excited about the energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit Rick will bring to our growing organization,” says Larry Davis, HELP board chairman. “While a career government employee, and sworn peace officer, Rick demonstrated a keen understanding of the trucking industry and a unique ability to think outside traditional government boundaries.”
HELP says Clasby assumes leadership at an interesting time for commercial vehicle enforcement and the motor carrier industry; with emerging technologies creating significant new opportunities for HELP, increased truck traffic volumes and limited government funds are challenging public inspection efforts, along with a new federal safety rating system, Compliance Safety Accountability, that is an unknown for HELP’s core service offering, PrePass.
“We interviewed many of the top candidates in the nation,” Davis says. “Rick’s proven leadership and communication skills put him at the very top of our list.”