He’ll replace Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc.
“To be elected chairman of ATA is a tremendous honor for me,” Pottle said. “I am excited and invigorated by the challenge of leading ATA and would like to thank my fellow members for entrusting me with this responsibility.”
Pottle purchased Pottle’s Transportation from his father in 1988 and guided its growth from an 11-truck fleet to its current size of more than 180 trucks and 575 trailers.
In addition to his previous role as ATA first vice chairman, Pottle has served as chairman of Truck PAC, the Maine Motor Transport Association and the Truckload Carriers Association.
The board also elected Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc., as ATA first vice chairman; Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking, as ATA second vice chairman; and Harold Summerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines Inc.; and Dan Van Alstine, president and COO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems as ATA vice chairmen. In addition, the board re-elected John Smith, chairman of Admiralty Holdings Inc., as secretary and Mike Ducker, former president and CEO of FedEx Freight, as treasurer.