The American Trucking Associations’ board of directors has elected Barry Pottle — president and CEO of Pottle’s Transportation — as the federation’s new vice chairman.
“Barry has an extensive knowledge of the trucking industry and has proven leadership abilities,” said newly elected ATA Chairman Pat Thomas of UPS. “He has made a strong commitment to safety at Pottle’s Transportation and he continues to lead the way in the industry as an advocate for trucking. We are very pleased to have him on our leadership team.”
“Working with other industry leaders to provide support and direction to ATA’s advocacy efforts is something that I am excited to do in the coming year,” said Pottle. “We need people throughout the country to understand how important trucking is to the American way of life.”
Pottle’s Transportation was founded by Barry Pottle’s father, Clifton Pottle, in 1972. In 1988, after working for Pottle’s Transportation for nine years, the younger Pottle purchased the truckload motor carrier company from his father. He oversaw massive expansions in Pottle’s Transportation’s business operations and now manages a fleet of 180 trucks, more than 500 trailers and terminals in both Bangor and Fairfield, Maine, and Allentown, Pa.
A member of ATA since 1994, Pottle has served on the Highway Policy Committee, Communications & Image Committee, Nominating Committee, and as chairman of the Truck PAC. He has also represented Maine and other states by serving in various roles on the ATA board of directors and executive committee.
Pottle is a past chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association and the Maine Motor Transport Association, where he currently serves on the executive committee, board of directors and is chairman of the Maine Truck PAC.