Press Release

TCWs Dave Manning Elected 73rd ATA Chairman

Oct 23, 2017

Orlando, Florida – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Board of Directors elected Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, as the federation’s 73rd chairman.

“It is a tremendous honor to elected by my fellow ATA members as their chairman for the coming year,” Manning said. “I look forward to continuing the work of immediate past Chairman Kevin Burch, and all my predecessors as we work to build a bright future for our industry.”

“Dave has a strong and steady voice for our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “He will be an outstanding representative for our industry and I congratulate him on this honor.”

Manning replaces Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., as chairman.

“Being ATA chairman was the honor of a lifetime,” Burch said. “I’m sure Dave will do an incredible job as chairman and I wish him the best for a great year to come.”

Manning has been an executive with TCW since 1985, helping to grow the company from a single terminal operation to diversified transportation firm with more than 600 employees across the southeastern United States.

Manning has been very active in the ATA federation for many years, including chairing ATA’s Intermodal Carrier Conference and working with the Tennessee Trucking Association as chairman of the state association’s political action committee.

He is also a leader in the intermodal transportation world, having been past chairman of

the Intermodal Association of North America, active in the Tennessee Trucking Association, a boardmember of the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee and chairman of the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative.

For more on Manning’s history, click here.

In addition, the Board elected Barry Pottle, CEO of Pottle’s Transportation, as ATA First Vice Chairman and Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc. as ATA Second Vice Chairman. The Board also elected Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation and Harold Summerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines Inc., as ATA Vice Chairmen.

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