Ruan’s President and COO Dan Van Alstine was elected vice chairman of the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Board of Directors at the association’s 2018 Management Conference and Exhibition in October.
With his election to vice chairman, Van Alstine will move up the board’s leadership team, eventually serving as chairman of the board in 2023.
“I’m honored to be elected vice chairman,” Van Alstine said. “The ATA is a tremendous advocate for the trucking industry, promoting policies that enhance highway safety, security, sustainability, and profitability. I am excited to continue the efforts with industry leaders to promote the critical importance trucking plays in moving our economy, as well as working with the talented ATA staff and locking arms with ATA officers.”
The ATA works in conjunction with 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry related conferences and councils. Van Alstine is heavily involved with Iowa’s state trucking association, the Iowa Motor Truck Association, currently serving as first vice chairman. Next year, Van Alstine will be elected chairman of the IMTA’s Board of Directors.