ATA recognizes 14 fleet execs for service to industry

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Updated Oct 3, 2016
fullsizerenderThe American Trucking Associations honored more than a dozen trucking association executives for distinguished service to the industry at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Sunday.
This year, ATA honored 14 executives with a combined 165 years of experience at today’s Advocacy and Government Affairs Luncheon:
  • Walt Heinritizi, executive director of the Michigan Trucking Association, 30 years;
  • John Hausladen, president of Minnesota Trucking Association, 20 years;
  • Myron Rau, president of the South Dakota Trucking Association, Barry “Spook” Stang, executive vice president of the Motor Carriers of Montana and Anne Lynch, executive director of the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association, 15 years;
  • Paul Enos, CEO of the Nevada Trucking Association, John Esparza, president of the Texas Trucking Association, Aves Thompson, executive director of the Alaska Trucking Association, Tom Crawford, president and CEO of the Missouri Trucking Association and Jan Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Trucking Association, 10 years and;
  • Gary Langston, president and CEO of the Indiana Motor Truck Association; Matt Hart, executive director of the Illinois Trucking Association, Jon Samson, executive director of ATA’s Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference and Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association; five years.
Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected]