ATA appoints executive director to Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference

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Tyler Rushforth has been named executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference. He started in the position this week, according to trade organization American Trucking Associations.

“Intermodal is an essential sector of the freight economy, and IMCC carries out the important mission of providing a strong, unified and effective voice for this large and growing sector,” ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said. “Tyler brings a wealth of experience from his time on Capitol Hill — experience that will prove to be a valuable asset for our carriers.”

Rushforth spent more a decade on Capitol Hill, where he was counsel to the Environment and Public Works Committee and legislative adviser and counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

“I am excited to join the ATA family and get to work on behalf of the industry,” Rushforth said. “Intermodal faces a number of challenges and opportunities, from roadability and economic and operational fairness to infrastructure efficiencies. IMCC has an essential role to play in strengthening intermodal’s link in our national supply chain, and I’m proud to be a part of that effort.”

IMCC Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express, was excited to hire Rushforth. “His impressive resume and deep knowledge of transportation and infrastructure issues make him the perfect candidate to serve our carriers, champion our issues and lead IMCC to many successes in the years to come.”

Rushforth earned a law degree from Vermont Law School in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University in 1999.

American Transportation Research Institute, the ATA’s nonprofit research organization, has a new web address, It was debuted on Wednesday (Aug. 2) for easier access to the organization’s work.

“Key to our success as an organization is not only the quality of our research but in our ability to disseminate the findings far and wide,” said ATRI president and COO Rebecca Brewster. “We are taking steps, including this new web address, to get critical research findings and analysis out in the world so it can be used to improve the trucking industry’s safety and productivity.”