Arkansas Trucking Association appoints Jeff Loggins as board chairman

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The Arkansas Trucking Association elected three new members and selected the next chairman for its Board of Directors, according to a Thursday (May 19) news release.

Jeff Loggins, president of Jonesboro-based Loggins Logistics, was named chairman. He will replace Mark Morris, president and CEO of Hamburg-based Morris Transportation Services.

“Mark served as a chairman during a critical time for our industry,” said Shannon Newton, president of Arkansas Trucking Association. “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.”

Following are the three new board members:

  • Neil Corder, president – Wayne Smith Trucking Inc. of Morrilton
  • Brad Hicks, president of highway services and executive vice president – J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell
  • Todd Venable, branch manager – MHC Kenworth of Little Rock

“The 21 directors that make up our board reflect a diverse group of carriers and allied companies of varying sizes, specialties and geographies,” Newton said. “Together, these leaders help identify and advance solutions that impact the entire Arkansas trucking industry. 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 new board members and chairman were elected during the ATA’s annual conference hosted May 11-13 in Hot Springs. The ATA has served as the voice of the trucking industry for 90 years. According to the release, the organization works to promote the vitality of the industry on which nearly 87% of Arkansas communities rely to move their goods. It also helps members grow their business and profits while protecting the interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas, the release shows.