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Saturday, June 10, 2023

ATA Accepting Applications for LEAD ATAs 7th Class

Starting May 1, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) started accepting applications for the LEAD ATA’s seventh class.

ATA President and CEO, Chris Spear, said, “The LEAD ATA program is truly essential to trucking’s long-term sustainability as we equip emerging leaders with the skills and knowledge they can use to advocate for our industry.  We’ve seen the previous six classes go on to leadership positions within their companies and industry groups, and many of those graduates cite LEAD ATA as a formative experience in their careers.”

According to the official press release from PR Newswire, the program offers exclusive educational opportunities to up-and-coming trucking industry professionals to learn more about their association, while highlighting how the regulatory and legislative processes affect the trucking industry.

“As a member of ATA who’s had multiple employees progress through the LEAD ATA program, I can attest to the fact that the program adds value to our company. As chairman of ATA, I’ve seen how our association influences legislative and regulatory policies, and LEAD ATA does a great job at getting the next generation of leaders excited to participate in that process,” said ATA Chairman Barry Pottle, president of Pottle’s Transportation. “LEAD ATA graduates go on to serve on policy committees and impact the direction of our industry while representing trucking’s important role in their hometowns and companies.”

“Trimble is proud to be the exclusive partner of LEAD ATA as this program’s mission aligns so closely with the values of Trimble Transportation,” said Vice President – Customer Experience, Alicia Jarosh. “Since the advent of LEAD ATA, Trimble has seen first-hand the powerful impact this emerging group of next-generation leaders has already made on our industry. When we focus on professional development, strategic ability and building deep relationships across transportation, our industry improves at a very foundational level.”

LEAD ATA is a year-long program that includes four mandatory meetings and three optional meetings.