Board of Directors elections for the Arkansas Trucking Association were held at its annual conference in Hot Springs on May 11- May 13, 2022. Mark Morris, the outgoing chairman and the president and CEO of Morris Transportation Services based in Hamburg, announced that Jeff Loggins was selected to succeed him. Loggins is the president of Loggins Logistics, which is based in Jonesboro.
“Mark served as a chairman during a critical time for our industry,” said Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton. “We thank him for his leadership when the pandemic, supply chain issues and ongoing workforce shortages put a spotlight on how essential trucking is. We look forward to working with our new chairman, Jeff Loggins, to continue to address these and other issues that matter most to our more than 330 member companies.”
In addition to the announcement of the new chairman, three transportation leaders were elected to join the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors. Neil Corder, president of Wayne Smith Trucking Inc. of Morrilton; Brad Hicks, president of Highway Services and executive VP of J.B. Hunt Transportation Services of Lowell; and Todd Venable, branch manager of MHC Kenworth of Little Rock, were all elected to join the board of directors.
“The 21 directors that make up our board reflect a diverse group of carriers and allied companies of varying sizes, specialities and geographies. Together, these leaders help identify and advance solutions that impact the entire Arkansas trucking industry,” said Newton. “Our state is a leader in transportation, representing one in 10 jobs in the state and serving as headquarters for seven of the nation’s top 100 carriers. Their engagement with the ATA Board of Directors will help ensure Arkansas remains at the forefront of this revolutionary period of trucking advancements in safety, sustainability and reliability.”
The Arkansas Trucking Association has served as the voice of the trucking industry for the past 90 years, promoting the vitality of this industry on which nearly 87 percent of Arkansas communities exclusively rely on to move their goods. ATA is made up of approximately 330 trucking and service companies, and has been helping members grow their business and profits while protecting the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas since 1932.
Pictured, L to R: Loggins, Corder, Hicks and Venable. Photo courtesy of Arkansas Trucking Association