Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

ATA Immediate Past Chair

Sherri has over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry, beginning her career at her family-owned and operated truckload carrier in 1991. President and CEO, Sherri became the owner of Garner Trucking, Inc. in July 2012. Garner Trucking, which began business with one truck and was founded as Vern Garner Trucking, currently has 90 power units and 375 dry van trailers. The company’s average length of haul is 350 miles and services primarily the Midwest.  In 2020, Garner celebrated 60 years in the trucking industry.

Garner Trucking in recent years has received recognition as a Best Fleets to Driver For – 5 years consecutively, Top Trucking Company for women to work for in transportation, and Fleet Owners Flashiest Fleet past winner!

Sherri is currently Chair of the Board of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.

Sherri has served on the Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking for the Federal Department of Transportation.  She was acting Secretary of this committee.  This committee gave recommendations to Secretary Chao to address human trafficking issues in our country as they relate to all transportation sectors. 

She is a Board of Director of ATA and a member of the Executive Committee, as well as a Board of Director of the Ohio Trucking Association, Indiana Motor Truck Association, and Truckload Carriers Association where she serves on the Technology & Engineering, Image and Highway committees. Sherri is a past Trustee for the University of Findlay where she co-chaired the Advancement Committee.  Currently, she chairs the College of Business Advisory Board and is an adjunct professor teaching supply chain management. She serves on the Humane Society Foundation Board of Directors and is the immediate past President of the Boy Scouts of America Black Swamp Area Council Board.  Other organizations important to Sherri are her volunteer efforts with the American Heart Association and bringing a truckload of Christmas wreaths in collaboration with Wreaths Across America to her hometown cemetery.  Garner also delivers, annually, a truckload of wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.  She is a member of College First Church of God and performs with the Chancel Orchestra.

Sherri graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Education in Music and received her Master of Education from Bowling Green State University. She is married to Jerry Brumbaugh and they have three sons, and they have a grandson.