Citing a tough road ahead for the trucking industry regarding regulatory measures, but with a positive outlook, Mike Card accepted his nomination as the 68th chairman of the American Trucking Association on Thursday. Card takes over as chairman from Dan England, chairman of C.R. England Inc., based in Salt Lake City.
“This past year as ATA chairman has been an extraordinary experience,” England noted. “I’d like to once again thank my fellow ATA members and wish my friend Mike Card the best of luck this year. I’m sure he’ll be an excellent representative of our industry.”
Card comes from Combined Transport Inc. of Oregon where he has helped grow and build trucking businesses there since the early 80s. Card is a past president of the Oregon Trucking Association and served as the Oregon state vice president to the American Trucking Associations from 2003-2009.
“It is not secret that our nation and our industry are at a crossroads – with looming changes in hours-of-service, a steady, but still slow economic recovery, a federal government threatening to impose even more onerous regulations on our industry while all the while under-investing in the highway system we depend on,” Card said. “I truly believe that in order to overcome this myriad of challenges, we need to continue to work together as an industry and I hope to play a role in doing that.”
Read more about Mike Card at the ATA website here.