Meiners Graduates LEAD ATA Program

Oct 21, 2019 By:

Ruan’s Director of Safety Programs Allison Meiners recently graduated from the American Trucking Associations' LEAD ATA industry leadership program.

LEAD ATA is a one-year program, created to engage the trucking industry’s best and brightest and prepare them to become the industry’s leaders of tomorrow. Participants gain real-world experience and in-depth industry insights not available through any other program. By selecting a diverse group of candidates, this program represents the many different segments, regions, and fleet sizes that make up the trucking industry.

“We focused on leadership skills, management skills, the regulatory and legislative process, and networked with industry professionals in various roles,” Meiners said. “This program was an eye-opening experience in how we play a part in advocating for the industry and also how we help facilitate the many successes that contribute to moving America forward.”

LEAD ATA offers exclusive educational opportunities that incorporate real-world problem solving and advanced industry insights. Participants are uniquely set up to become future leaders in the trucking industry by accessing industry experts and building strong networks with colleagues and alumni. The program provides information about the regulatory and legislative processes as well as how ATA educates policymakers throughout those processes. LEAD ATAers also learn about ATA's image and outreach programs, the American Transportation Research Institute, and develop leadership skills through team-building exercises and media training.

"Trucking is empowering the next generation of industry leaders through our LEAD ATA program, and we're excited to see how our newest class can shape the future of our industry," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.