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A Pair of Veteran Trucking Industry CEOs Named To ATRI Board

October 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
A Pair of Veteran Trucking Industry CEOs Named To ATRI Board

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently appointed several trucking industry CEOs to its board of directors, according to Judy McReynolds, ATRI chairwoman and chairman, president and CEO of ArcBest Corp.

The appointments include David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line and Robert E. Low, president and CEO of Prime Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line, headquartered in Thomasville, N.C., is a transportation and logistics corporation founded by Congdon’s grandparents more than 80 years ago. Congdon has been in the LTL business for the last 43 years, serving in positions ranging from dockman to driver to director of safety to CEO.

Low founded Prime Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Mo., in 1970. Today Prime Inc. is a leader in logistics, refrigerated, tanker, flatbed, floral and intermodal transportation. Low is a past chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and was recognized by Transport Topics as the Refrigerated Carrier CEO of the year in 2002.

Also joining the ATRI board of directors is Chris Spear, the new president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

At a board meeting earlier this month, McReynolds recognized the service of several board members whose terms on the ATRI panel are concluding: Those members include Mike Card, president of Combined Transport, who served on the ATRI board from 2004-2016; Bill Graves, former ATA president and CEO, who served on the panel from 2003-2016; and Steve Williams, chairman of Maverick Transportation, who served on the ATRI board from 2006-2016.

McReynolds also recognized the service of ATRI Research Advisory Committee Chairman Steve Niswander, vice president of safety policy and regulatory relations for Groendyke Transport, whose term as RAC chairman will conclude at the end of this year.