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Sunday, July 21, 2024

American Transportation Research Institute Names Chairman

Judy R. McReynolds, President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcBest Corporation, has been named Chairman of the Board of theAmerican Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Judy succeeds Steve Williams, Chairman and CEO of Maverick Transportation, who recently completed his term as ATRI Chairman. Judy McReynolds was first appointed to the ATRI Board of Directors in June 2010 and will now chair the Board comprised of 15 trucking industry presidents and CEOs.

As President and CEO of ArcBest Corporation, Ms. McReynolds is responsible for managing the multi-billion dollar freight transportation and logistics services company, including oversight of the operating companies ABF Freight, ABF Logistics, Panther Premium Logistics and FleetNet America. In addition to her service on the ATRI Board of Directors, Ms. McReynolds serves on numerous outside boards including OGE Energy Corp., First National Bank of Fort Smith, the Transportation Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the West-Ark Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. McReynolds holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

“We are excited to see Judy in the Chairman’s role at ATRI and know that her extensive industry experience and strategic leadership will serve ATRI well,” commented Phil Byrd, immediate past chairman of the American Trucking Associations.

In acknowledging Steve Williams’ six years of service as ATRI Chairman, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves remarked, “Under Steve’s leadership, ATRI’s research has gained worldwide recognition for its objective analysis of key industry issues on topics ranging from hours-of-service, CSA, congestion, highway funding and the environment. The result is a safer, more productive trucking industry.”