Derek Leathers Named New ATRI Chairman

Derek Leathers Named New ATRI Chairman


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Derek Leathers, CEO, president and chairman of Werner Enterprises, is the brand new Chairman of the American Transportation Analysis Institute, it was introduced Nov. 1.

Leathers succeeds Judy McReynolds, the CEO, president and chairman of ArcBest Corp. Reynolds is finishing eight years of service as ATRI chair.

Leathers has been a member of ATRI’s board since October 2015. The board is made up of 13 trucking business CEOs.

“Derek has been a robust supporter of ATRI’s analysis in his years of service on our board and is well-respected all through the business,” ATRI President Rebecca Brewster stated. “We sit up for his tenure as ATRI chair.”

McReynolds

In acknowledging McReynolds’ tenure as chairman, ATA President Chris Spear stated, “Beneath Judy’s management, ATRI’s analysis has gained worldwide recognition for its goal analyses of key business points on subjects starting from litigation analysis, the truck parking scarcity, congestion, freeway funding and the setting. Derek is the proper option to proceed ATRI’s management in advancing the business’s security and productiveness.”

Leathers has greater than 30 years of expertise in transportation and logistics and greater than 20 with Werner. Previous to becoming a member of Werner in 1999, he was one of many first international members of Mexico’s trucking affiliation and was primarily based out of Mexico Metropolis for a number of years.

ATRI Chairmen

• Judy McReynolds, Arc Finest Corp., 2014-2022

• Steve Williams, Maverick Transportation, 2009-2014

• Doug Duncan, FedEx Freight, 2006-2009

• Jim Staley, Roadway Group (Yellow Roadway Corp.), 2004-2005

• Mike Wickham, Roadway Corp., 2001-2003

Mike Wickham, ATRI’s founding chairman, died in 2015. Supply: American Transportation Analysis Institute

At Werner, he has served in a number of roles, together with the formation of Werner’s Mexico cross-border operations and oversight for the asset working teams main the launch of Werner International Logistics. Along with his service on the ATRI board, he serves on quite a lot of nonprofit boards.

Werner Enterprises ranks No. 17 on the Transport Subjects Prime 100 record of the most important for-hire carriers in North America. It additionally ranks No. 33 on the TT Prime 100 record of the most important logistics corporations.

ATRI, primarily based in Atlanta, is the trucking business’s 501(c)3 nonprofit analysis group. It’s engaged in analysis referring to sustaining a protected, safe and environment friendly transportation system.

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