LEAD ATA

As is the case in nearly every industry, a new generation of leaders is needed to face tomorrow's challenges. That is why the ATA began the LEAD ATA program. Designed to select, prepare, and transform the best and brightest in the truck industry today, to become our leaders of tomorrow. 

LEAD ATA Overview

Since 1933, trucking executives across the country have joined the American Trucking Associations to represent our industry to lawmakers and regulators, as well as to enhance their companies’ efficiency and profitability. 

Program Goal

LEAD ATA participants will gain real-world experience and in-depth industry insights not available through any other program. By selecting a diverse group of candidates, this program will represent the many different segments, regions, and fleet sizes that make up our industry.

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Program Requirements

Eligibility

All applicants must be an employee of a current ATA Motor Carrier or Allied Member in good standing with the association.

Cost

  • Tuition: The cost of tuition is $950 with payment due in full prior to ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.
  • Participant Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel costs including airfare and lodging.

What's Included?  LEAD ATA will cover the cost of most meals while attending classes, as well as frequent receptions and off-site activities. LEAD ATA will cover all registration fees associated with the program (including MC&E and Mid-Year Management Session) during the year you are enrolled.

Class

The LEAD ATA class is comprised of candidates selected from a diverse group of ATA Motor Carrier Members, ATA Moving and Storage Members, and ATA Allied Members.

Selection

All selections will be made in August by the LEAD ATA Selection Committee. Consideration will be given to ensuring that the diversity of our industry will be represented, whether that covers, transportation segment, fleet size, region, etc.

Attendance

In order to graduate, the four core meetings are mandatory. In the event that someone cannot attend a required meeting, they will be given the opportunity to make up that class the following year.

Important Dates

The application deadline is August 5, 2022. Selected candidates will be notified no later than September 2, 2022.

2022 LEAD ATA Class Roster

Lindsey Anderson Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Lucas (Luke) Connell TCW, Inc.
Alicia Echols Bennett Heave & Specialized
Lance Fausett FedEx Freight
Christopher (Chris) Gulker   TrueNorth Companies
James (Jim) Herzog Pressure Systems International, Inc.
Bruna Kramer FedEx Ground
Robert Lester USA Truck, Inc.
Stephen (Steve) Sanders Cummins Inc.
Rachel Singleton Ken Stabler Trucking, LLC
Joseph (Joe) Skomorucha U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Tyler Tigges Great West Casualty Company
Angela Tillery FedEx Freight

 

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