Dan England elected ATA chairman

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Before adjourning their annual meeting, the American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Dan England, chairman of Salt Lake City-based C.R. England Inc., as the trucking federation’s 67th chairman.

“I’m honored to have been chosen by my peers in this great industry to represent America’s motor carriers, drivers, independent contractors and employees,” England said. “The last few years have been difficult for our industry and our nation, but I’m confident that regardless of our challenges, trucking and ATA will continue to lead the country toward economic recovery.”

England said that despite the industry’s diversity, the challenges facing trucking were so great that fleets needed to stay united to overcome them. “We’re faced with a possible change to the hours-of-service rule, a long-overdue highway bill and a mounting stack of regulations on top of a sluggish economic recovery,” England said. “In order to meet these challenges, we need to speak with one voice, remembering that there is more that unites our industry than divides it.”

“Dan is the quintessential trucker,” said Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “He is a credit to his family, his business and his industry. ATA is lucky to have Dan as our ambassador for the coming year, just as we were lucky to have Barbara Windsor represent us this past year.”

England takes over for Barbara Windsor, president and CEO of New Market, Md.-based Hahn Transportation Inc. “It has been an incredible experience serving as ATA’s chairman this past year,” Windsor said. “I’d like to thank my fellow ATA members for the opportunity and wish Dan well, though I’m confident he’ll do an outstanding job as chairman.”