ATA extends Spear's contract through 2029

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Updated May 30, 2024
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The American Trucking Associations' board of directors voted to extend the contract of ATA President and CEO Chris Spear through 2029, the board announced Wednesday. 

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The vote, which happened last week, was announced at the end of the ATA's Mid-Year Management Session in San Antonio. The extension adds to Spears' five-year contract signed in 2021. 

"Thanks to the strong leadership of Chris Spear, the stature and effectiveness of ATA is at its highest point," says ATA Chairman Andrew Boyle. "Regardless of the political landscape, Chris secures advocacy wins on behalf of our members. He's a strategic thinker and acts with a great sense of urgency. He and the talented team he's assembled ensure that the trucking industry has the backing we need to deliver for our economy and the American people. We are thrilled that Chris will continue to lead ATA to even greater success in the years ahead." 

Spear is the ATA's ninth president and CEO, having served in the role since 2016. During his tenure, the ATA says Spear advanced major policy priorities, including federal infrastructure investment, lawsuit abuse reform, interstate commerce protections and the defeat of truck-only tolling. 

"I'm grateful for the confidence and support of the ATA board, and I'm excited to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead," says ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "Trucking is the heartbeat of this nation, and it is my honor to serve this incredible industry. I look forward to putting more wins on the board for ATA and our valued members." 

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