Latest Industry News Brief Courtesy of PMTA

May 2021

Major Trade Associations Announce New Legislative Partnership to Stop Towing and Staged Accident Fraud

 Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Association, American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud pledged to leverage the power of their combined resources and influence to secure passage of needed legislation to tackle the scourge of towing fraud and staged vehicle accidents across the country.

These issues and many more are driving up the costs of the products Americans rely upon. A recent ATA survey of nearly 200 motor carriers found that 77 percent of respondents cited law enforcement referrals as their primary issue when selecting a towing company, and 70 percent of surveyed carriers reported facing serious issues with getting their cargo released after a tow.

“The partnership brings the nation's largest property-casualty insurance and trucking associations together and pairs them with the Coalition’s formidable consumer interest credibility and voice in the field of insurance fraud,” 

Coalition Executive Director Matthew Smith said. “When it comes to changing the landscape for policy holders in the specific arena of towing and staged accident fraud with these three organizations, the possibilities are endless.”

Among the issues ripe for redress: staged auto accidents and bandit towing. Staged crash rings are a dangerous and pervasive issue. A New Orleans crash ring has made recent headlines, with the personal injury attorneys suspected of facilitating bogus claims under indictment and the supposed ring leader murdered days after his federal indictment was reported.

Frequently America’s commercial trucking providers are the targets of many staged accidents which are often related to organized crime ring activity. In 2019 New York enacted “Alice’s Law” –– legislation that was inspired by 71-year-old Queens grandmother, Alice Ross, who was killed in a staged accident in 2003. These staged accidents result in fraudulent insurance claims for fake crash injuries, costing companies and their policyholders upwards of $1 billion per year. These crimes pose a serious public safety risk–– especially for women and elderly drivers who are often targeted for these accidents, because the perpetrators consider them less likely to start a confrontation.

“Our members are increasingly concerned with the impact predatory towing and staged accidents are having on their ability to conduct business,” said ATA Chair Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group, Findlay, Ohio. “By joining with APCIA and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, we are confident we can put an end to these unscrupulous and unethical practices.”

In local jurisdictions throughout America towing companies are abusing insurers and crash victims by showing up to sites without authorization (or contacted by authorities that receive kickbacks) to tow unsuspecting vehicle owners at exorbitant rates. These tows often include unreasonable storage and access fees. 

“We know from our members that some of the most egregious examples of abuse arise out of accidents involving commercial vehicles,” said Robert Passmore, Department Vice President, Auto & Claims Policy, for APCIA. “We look forward to working with the other members of the CAIF and the ATA to address these issues across the country. “

The partnership comes on the heels of the formation of a new ATA led task force created in response to trucking companies reporting in an industry-wide study the abuse they have suffered at the hands of towing companies excessive overcharging for nonconsensual towing of damaged heavy-duty trucks and trailers removed from crash scenes. The group will release a guide on how to prevent becoming a victim of billing fraud both pre- and post-tow. Simple steps such as documenting what equipment was on-site and educating drivers not to sign “consent to tow” forms can save carriers thousands of dollars and hours of wasted time.

Momentum is growing behind these issues, and changes could be coming at the federal and state levels very soon. Expect more news from this important partnership as they discuss the development of model legislation, new regulations, and best practices to fight towing and staged accident fraud.


Jodie Teuton of Kenworth of Louisiana Receives 2020 Kenworth Industry Impact Award

 KIRKLAND, WA…  Jodie Teuton, Kenworth of Louisiana co-founder and vice president, was recently presented with the inaugural Kenworth Industry Impact Award at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting.

 The award was created to honor outstanding leaders in the Kenworth dealer network who have had a significant impact in the broader trucking industry.

 Teuton currently represents Kenworth dealers as American Truck Dealers (ATD) line representative. In 2018, she became the first woman to be elected chair of the ATD, which was founded in 1970. She served a two-year term in that key ATD position.

 “It’s truly an honor to be the first recipient of Kenworth’s Industry Impact Award,” said Teuton. “It’s been a rewarding experience to serve in a leadership position with ATD and work with Kenworth customers over the years to create a customer experience that is industry-leading. I look forward to future opportunities to represent Kenworth in leadership roles.”

 “I couldn’t think of a better person to receive our first Kenworth Industry Impact Award than Jodie,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Her dedication to representing Kenworth with ATD as well as her work with Kenworth of Louisiana is something to be celebrated. Congratulations Jodie.”

 Teuton and Scott Oliphant, her spouse and business partner, operate Kenworth of Louisiana and its Kenworth dealerships in Gray, Harahan, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Port Allen, and Shreveport, Louisiana. Kenworth of Louisiana is headquartered in Gray.

In addition to receiving the Kenworth Industry Impact Award, Teuton was honored with the Influential Women in Trucking Award presented by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) in 2020. The award recognizes women in the trucking industry who make or influence key decisions, have proven records of responsibility and serve as a role model to other women.

Free Tirepass, Half-Priced DOT Inspections At Love’s Truck Care, Speedco April 26-May 6

Professional Drivers Can Prep For CVSA’s International Roadcheck At Over 350 Love’s, Speedco Locations

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK… Professional drivers can receive free TirePass inspections and half-priced DOT inspections at on-site Love’s Truck Care and Speedco locations, the nation’s largest oil change and preventive maintenance network, April 26-May 6. During this time, drivers can also get a complimentary visual inspection with the purchase of any truck care service. The announcement was made today to help drivers prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2021 International Roadcheck.

 The CVSA International Roadcheck takes place May 4-6, and inspectors will be out across the U.S. inspecting commercial motor vehicles and drivers. It’s the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected every minute across North America. The focus of this year’s Roadcheck is on hours of service and lighting.

 “We know that time is important to professional truck drivers, so by having the TirePass inspection completed while they fuel up, they can save time and be prepared for this year’s CVSA Roadcheck,” said Gary Price, executive vice president of truck care for Love’s. “Love’s team members want to help drivers be safe and legal, especially while they continue to deliver essential goods during the pandemic.”

 Tire-related issues tend to be at the top of the list for placing drivers out of service. Using Love’s TirePass ensures any potential tire-related compliance violations are identified and addressed before professional drivers roll up to an inspection. Love’s TirePass is a tire inflation and assessment service, available on the inside diesel lane at Love’s Travel Stops and inside some Truck Care and Speedco locations.

 During the 2020 International Roadcheck, out of approximately 3.3 million inspections conducted, 944,794 driver violations were discovered.

Divisive Truck-Only VMT Will Kill Highway Bill

Truckers Refuse To Be Singled Out To Pay For Roads

 Washington, DC… The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance saying any proposals that would impose a truck-only, vehicle miles traveled tax are a “no go.” Lawmakers on the committee have looked at the possibility of including a VMT in the next surface transportation reauthorization to raise revenue for the declining Highway Trust Fund. 

“We understand that many elected officials lack the courage to raise fuel taxes,” said OOIDA President Todd Spencer. “But singling out trucks to carry all the weight is discriminatory and doesn’t address the real reason for a dwindling revenue stream.”

The letter dispels the myth that trucking doesn’t pay enough into the highway trust fund.

“Preposterous,” said Spencer. “We not only have always paid more than what is fair, we’re willing to pay more to improve our crumbling infrastructure, but we refuse to be singled out.”

The letter also questions the timing of the proposal, which comes after months of lawmakers in Washington praising truckers for keeping goods moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Now you want them to fix funding shortfalls that they didn’t cause, because you don’t have the guts to increase fees for all highway users. Congress is responsible for deficit spending and the lack of sustainable funding for the HTF, not truckers. Congress created this mess, not truckers. Truckers are willing to fix it, but not alone.”

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the largest national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 150,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the Greater Kansas City, Mo., area.

Dignity Defense Alert: UPS and Truckers Against Trafficking Partner to Combat Sex Trafficking

 Washington, DC… The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is recognizing United Parcel Service (UPS) and Truckers Against Trafficking in its Dignity Defense Alert for partnering to train 100,000 drivers to recognize and report signs of sex trafficking. NCOSE’s Dignity Defense Alert is a new campaign to recognize the people, companies, and nonprofits, who are taking action to defend human dignity from any form of sexual abuse or exploitation. 

 “UPS and Truckers Against Trafficking are in a unique position to combat sex trafficking and we applaud their creative partnership to help solve this human rights abuse,” said Haley McNamara, vice president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “We recognize these companies with our Dignity Defense Alert for working together to help identify sex trafficking victims.” 

 “We recognize that drivers are the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways,” says Kendis Paris, executive director of Truckers Against Trafficking, and explained that truck stops and rest stops are common places where traffickers force their victims into prostitution, and so the paths of drivers and victims will often intersect. Thus, drivers are uniquely positioned to see and report instances of sex trafficking which would otherwise go unnoticed. 

 Previously, UPS had already trained its freight drivers to identify and report signs of sex trafficking. Through the 2020 partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, UPS proceeded to extend that training to delivery drivers.

 Given the training that Truckers Against Trafficking provides to truck drivers throughout the country, 1,296 victims of human trafficking have been identified, as a result of calls made by TAT-trained drivers. 

 Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography.

Federal Carbon Price Increased on April 1

 TORONTO, CANADA… The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is reminding the trucking industry that the federal carbon price on diesel is set to increase $0.1073 per litre on April 1, 2021. 

 Based on diesel fuel consumption in Canada and the estimated miles travelled by Canadian trucks through domestic trips (in all provinces), CTA estimates the trucking industry will pay $538 million in carbon pricing this year. By 2023 this figure will increase to $1.2 billion and by the end of the proposed carbon tax pricing schedule, increasing by $15 per tonne until 2030, will escalate to $3 billion. 

 CTA does not support the introduction of carbon pricing because it fails to produce desired outcomes or any new meaningful policy changes for our sector. CTA has continued to ask the federal government to allocate all revenues generated from our sector towards a green truck fund, to encourage both a faster and broader scope of investment in GHG-reducing equipment and technologies in the trucking sector.

CTA is once again recommending that all trucking companies in Canada and members of the supply chain continue to discuss the impact of carbon pricing with their customers so they can understand the operational realities and concerns the sector is facing due to the system. 

CVSA's 2021 Out-of-Service Criteria Now in Effect

  Greenbelt, MD… The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2021 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are now in effect. Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel use the criteria to identify commercial motor vehicle and driver violations that result in the vehicle or driver being placed out of service. The 2021 out-of-service criteria replace and supersede all previous versions. 

The voting members of the Alliance approved four changes to the out-of-service criteria, which are now in effect. In accordance with the CVSA Bylaws, the proposed changes were communicated to the voting members of the Alliance on Oct. 15, 2020, and ratified on Oct. 30, 2020. The out-of-service criteria are updated annually, effective April 1 of each year. 

The following changes were made to the out-of-service criteria:

1. Footnote 10 in Part I, Item 9. DRIVER’S RECORD OF DUTY STATUS – U.S. – Footnotes for Driver’s Record of Duty Status – U.S. was amended. Also, footnotes 5 through 8 were removed and reserved. However, they were not completely deleted because other documents refer to these footnotes and renumbering them could cause confusion.

2. Language was added to Part I, Item 10. DRIVER’S RECORD OF DUTY STATUS – CANADA, h. No Daily Log (See Footnote 2) and i. False Log (See Footnote 1) for record of duty status.

3. Additional language for record of duty status and a footnote were added to Part I, Item 10. DRIVER’S RECORD OF DUTY STATUS – CANADA – Footnotes for Driver’s Record of Duty Status.

4. Language was added to Part II, Item 9. LIGHTING DEVICES (HEADLAMPS, TAIL LAMPS, STOP LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS AND LAMPS/FLAGS ON PROJECTING LOADS) – b. At Any Time – Day or Night (1) on center high-mounted stop lamp(s).

The CVSA Training Committee, the Education Quality Assurance Team in Canada and the U.S. National Training Center's Technical Review and Update Specialist Team will incorporate these changes, as appropriate, into North American Standard Inspection Program training materials, along with updated inspection bulletins, inspection procedures, operational policies and training videos.

  There are several versions (print, electronic, other languages, etc.) of the 2021 out-of-service criteria available for purchase through the CVSA online store. The 2021 out-of-service criteria app is available for purchase by searching "CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria" in the App Store or Google Play. 

  The out-of-service criteria are different from federal, state and territorial regulations. Regulations are the minimum requirements (developed by federal, state, provincial or territorial regulatory authorities) for the operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate/interprovincial commerce. CVSA's North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria ensure uniformity, consistency and reciprocity among the states, provinces, territories and countries in determining whether or not drivers or vehicles present an imminent hazard and should be placed out of service. Together, the federal regulations and CVSA's out-of-service criteria provide the standards drivers, motor carriers and law enforcement personnel use to ensure the commercial motor vehicles and drivers on North America's roadways are safe and in compliance. 

CVSA hosted a webinar outlining the changes to the 2021 out-of-service criteria. The webinar is available to CVSA members through the online CVSA member portal. Once logged in, click on the CVSA Learning tab, then click on “Roadside” to view all past webinars.

For questions about the criteria, contact CVSA Director of Roadside Inspection Program Kerri Wirachowsky via email or at 301-830-6153.

CTA Urges Industry to Boost Uptake of ArriveCAN as Progressive Enforcement Continues at the Border

 TORONTO, CANADA… The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is reminding the trucking industry that the submission of ArriveCAN data remains mandatory and that the current verbal declaration option remains a temporary solution, as the Government of Canada continues to warn the industry that users must adopt electronic platforms as soon as possible to avoid non-compliance as progressive enforcement of ArriveCAN continues at the border.

The ArriveCAN policy came into effect in February from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for all travellers crossing the border into Canada, including essential workers such as truck drivers. The app allows border crossers to submit data electronically via a smartphone or desktop computer, including their health status, prior to their arrival into the country. CTA worked with the Government of Canada to have verbal declarations in place as an interim solution for border crossers that did not have access to a smartphone or computer to be able to submit their data electronically. 

 CTA continues to work with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Transport Canada and PHAC on issues related to compliance, including increasing uptake in the industry on the electronic ArriveCAN platforms (app and desktop computer). The federal government has continued to emphasize to CTA that the verbal declaration at the border to comply with ArriveCAN can be removed at any time, and electronic compliance will soon become mandatory for all truck drivers. 

 The CBSA has indicated to CTA that the current uptake rates for exempt Trade and Transportation travellers submitting ArriveCAN electronically in advance of their arrival at the border (via the app and/or desktop version) is at a concerning 12-percent for the trucking sector.  

 For drivers that do not have access to a smartphone or are not comfortable using technology, a desktop computer can also be used to submit ArriveCAN information to meet compliance. For added flexibility, drivers can submit their ArriveCAN data up to 365 days prior to leaving on their trip. 

CBSA has indicated that a progressive enforcement policy has been in place since the ArriveCAN mandate was first introduced and that truck drivers who continue to exhibit non-compliance by not submitting this information electronically prior to entry into Canada, could be subject to significant fines or penalties.

 CTA is also closely engaged with the federal government on related issues such as drivers who cross the border multiple times a day. The Government of Canada has indicated that discussions are ongoing on how to address this issue, and that a potential solution may be part of a larger communications campaign on ArriveCAN in the coming weeks.

 In order to assist companies in training their drivers to use the ArriveCAN app, CTA recently created a training package in both official languages which includes a tutorial video, infographic on how to use the app, and FAQ document. 

CTA Team Canada ELD Vendors Offer Guidance Resources to Carriers to help Prepare for Canadian ELD Mandate

 TORONTO, CANADA… Leading vendors of ELD technology from CTA’s Team Canada Elite have all issued guidance materials to help the industry prepare for Transport Canada’s June 2021 ELD mandate.   

 The volumes of material explain how it’s time for carriers to immediately begin doing their due diligence and how they can work with ELD suppliers to understand how this technology can be implemented into their operations as well as identifying considerations necessary for impacts upon their drivers and customers. The vendor-specific information provides step-by-step guidance on what carriers need to know about the Canadian ELD regulation, how carriers can engage their companies and begin the important process of transitioning from paper to electronic hours of service compliance. 

“There is absolutely no reason carriers cannot begin their due diligence process with ELD vendors today with the amount of information that is currently available,” said Geoff Wood, CTA Senior VP, Policy. “The resources provided by Team Canada ELD vendors offer carriers fantastic insight into the necessary considerations and achievable steps that can be taken now in the ELD transition process.” 

Units currently in service by Team Canada ELD vendors represent more than 80 percent of the Canadian ELD marketshare.  To access information resources available from Team Canada ELD vendors (in alphabetical order) please visit the links below: 

 Attrix -

Fleet Complete -

Isaac Instruments -

Omnitracs -

Trimble -


Biden Administration Announces Broad Infrastructure Plan

  Alexandria, VA… TCA President John Lyboldt has issued the following statement in regard to the Biden Administration’s broad infrastructure plan, the American Job Plan:

“TCA acknowledges the dedication of President Biden and his administration to improve our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure; however, we remain vitally concerned that the proposed plan does not address creating a fully sustainable funding mechanism to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and other components which are sure to be challenged by Congress.

Additionally, the inclusion of any language that jeopardizes the independent contractor business model, which has proven itself in our industry as a pathway to the American dream, is unnecessary in a plan that should be devoted to the development of a world-class network of interstates dedicated to serving the American public.

TCA remains committed to supporting sound efforts that seek to rebuild our roads and bridges to a standard that is the envy of the world and which allows for our professional truck drivers, including independent contractors, to efficiently and safely deliver our nation’s freight. We will be at the table on these issues, rest assured.”

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 4.5% in February Index 5.9% Below February 2020

 Arlington, VA…  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5% in February after rising 1.8% in January. In February, the index equaled 110 (2015=100) compared with 115.2 in January.

“February’s drop was exacerbated, perhaps completely caused, by the severe winter weather that impacted much of the country during the month,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Many other economic indicators were also soft in February due to the bad storms, but I continue to expect a nice climb up for the economy and truck freight as economic stimulus checks are spent and more people are vaccinated.”

January’s gain was revised up slightly to 1.8% from our February 23 press release.

Compared with February 2020, the SA index fell 5.9%, which was preceded by a 1.6% year-over-year decline in January. In 2020, the index was 4% below the 2019 average.

The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 99.4 in February, 7.9% below the January level (107.9). In calculating the index, 100 represents 2015. ATA’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index is dominated by contract freight as opposed to spot market freight.

Trucking serves as a barometer of the U.S. economy, representing 72.5% of tonnage carried by all modes of domestic freight transportation, including manufactured and retail goods. Trucks hauled 11.84 billion tons of freight in 2019. Motor carriers collected $791.7 billion, or 80.4% of total revenue earned by all transport modes.

ATA calculates the tonnage index based on surveys from its membership and has been doing so since the 1970s. This is a preliminary figure and subject to change in the final report issued around the 5th day of each month. The report includes month-to-month and year-over-year results, relevant economic comparisons, and key financial indicators.

ATA Praises Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act

 Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations is praising  introduction of the bipartisan Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act, sponsored by Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) and Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) in the House and Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Jon Tester (D-MT) in the Senate.

The bills would, among other things, establish a “Women of Trucking Advisory Board” to better identify barriers to entry for women in the trucking industry. The board would  be responsible for coordinating formal education and training programs, establishing mentorship opportunities for women in the industry and enhancing outreach initiatives that are exclusive to women.

ATA provided these letters in support of the legislation, citing the growing and rewarding career opportunities to be found in trucking as demand for drivers continues to intensify in the years to come:

“With a median salary of $54,585, health and retirement benefits, and potentially thousands of dollars in signing bonuses, trucking provides a stable, good-paying career to Americans. Empowering women to thrive in an industry that provides significant compensation and benefits packages achieves the twin aims of improving gender parity and tackling the growing truck driver shortage.”

ATA Backs Congressional Effort to Curb Distracted Driving

 Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations announced its support for the Safe to Drive Act, legislation aimed at helping states curb a leading cause of highway accidents and fatalities: distracted driving.

“We have long known that distracted driving is a threat to the goal of zero highway fatalities, and we believe that enhancing driver education and enforcement is a great way to reduce this high-risk behavior,” said ATA Vice President of Safety Policy Dan Horvath. “We want to thank Senators Klobuchar and Blumenthal and Representatives Krishnamoorthi, Gallagher and Cohen for their leadership on this important issue.”

The bipartisan bill would provide grants to states that pass laws banning mobile device use that can be used to enforce distracted driving laws as well as educate all motorists about the risks of distracted driving.

“The trucking industry has been subject to a mobile device ban for some time and has seen the benefit it can have on safety,” Horvath said. “Given data showing the majority of car-truck collisions are the result of passenger driver behavior, extending those bans to all drivers and not just truck drivers will have a positive impact on safety.”

“As a professional truck driver, I am shocked to see the amount of distracted driving on our highways,” said Steve Fields, a professional driver with Yellow. “I have seen everything from texting, to putting makeup on, to even reading a newspaper while driving. Taking your eyes off of the road for just two seconds compromises highway safety. Anything we can do to reduce distraction is a good thing.”  

With Congress preparing a significant infrastructure bill, ATA sent a letter to congressional leaders in support of the legislation. 

ATA Announces Formation of Law Enforcement Advisory Board - Panel will focus on strengthening trucking’s relationship with law enforcement organizations

 Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Associations announced the formation of its Law Enforcement Advisory Board—a new panel that will advise the ATA Federation on ways to grow and strengthen relationships between the trucking industry and law enforcement organizations across the country. The board is comprised of ATA members who have previous experience in federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as current and retired law enforcement officials who have contributed positively to the partnership between both groups.

“No two groups have a stronger and more consistent presence on our nation's highways than law enforcement officers and American truckers,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.“Therein lies a strategic opportunity for greater collaboration, increased communication, and new bonds. The incredible depth and breadth of experience represented on this board will be an invaluable asset for our industry, the law enforcement community, and the safety of the motoring public alike.” 

The 22 members of the Law Enforcement Advisory Board will convene bimonthly to identify areas of opportunity and provide recommendations on priority issues. During its inaugural meeting, held virtually last week, the board identified primary issues it will focus on in the coming weeks and months, including combatting human trafficking; increasing truck parking capacity and ensuring driver safety at rest stops; commercial motor vehicle safety and security; and enhancing access to training for drivers and company safety personnel. 

The 22 Advisory Board Members are:

* Derek Barrs, HNTB Corporation

* Joe Allen Boyd, professional driver, Walmart Inc.

* Rick Cates, Marsh USA Inc.

* Tim Cardwell, National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Assistance Center 

* Butch Day, Yellow Corporation 

* Jeff DeVere, DeVere Public Affairs and Consulting

* Floyd Dixon, FedEx Freight

* Fred Fakkema, Zonar Systems, Inc.

* Jeff Ferber, ABF Freight System

* Kent Grisham, Nebraska Trucking Association

* Chris Harris, ABF Freight System

* Parker Harrison, Old Dominion Freight Line

* Jim Kochenderfer, Werner Enterprises 

* Mike Martin, Old Dominion Freight Line 

* John McKown, professional driver, UPS Freight

* Ray Miller, McAnally Wilkins Insurance 

* Dana Moore, Texas Trucking Association

* Myron Rau, South Dakota Trucking Association

* John Spiros, Roehl Transport

* Jeffrey Tippit, City of La Porte Police Department 

* Christopher Vinson, Midlothian Police Department 

* Donnie Ware, ABF Freight System

The LEAB members have current or previous affiliation with the following 27 law enforcement entities:

* California Highway Patrol 

* City of La Porte, Texas Police Department 

* Clay County, West Virginia Sheriff's Department 

* DeSoto, Texas Police Department 

* Federal Bureau of Investigation 

* Florida Highway Patrol 

* Fort Smith, Arkansas Police Department

* Fremont, Nebraska Police Department 

* Gassaway, West Virginia Police Department 

* Howard County, Maryland Police Department

* Jackson, Tennessee Police Department

* Madison County, Florida Sheriff’s Department 

* McKinney, Texas Police Department 

* Midland, Texas Police Department 

* Midlothian, Texas Police Department 

* National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Assistance Center 

* North Carolina Highway Patrol 

* Ocean City, Maryland Police Department 

* Pennsylvania Game Commission 

* U.S. Air Force Security Police 

* U.S. Secret Service

* U.S. Navy Military Police 

* Rowlett, Texas Police Department 

* Sarpy County, Nebraska Sheriff's Office 

* South Dakota Highway Patrol 

* Texas Department of Public Safety

* Washington State Patrol