Russell Stubbs, chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), announced that David Heller has been promoted to vice president of government affairs.
In this capacity, Heller will expand TCA’s presence on Capitol Hill and form partnerships and alliances with those who share a common vision with TCA, among other things.
“This promotion is the next logical step toward ensuring that the interests of the truckload segment of the trucking industry have a clear and unified voice on the Hill,” Stubbs said. “Working collaboratively with all necessary parties, Dave will put forth initiatives that are advantageous to truckload, and he will monitor and keep us informed about policy and regulatory issues as they relate to us.”
Heller has worked for TCA as director of safety and policy since 2005. Before that, he spent seven years as manager of safety programs for the American Trucking Associations. He is an advisor to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee and is one of the few association executives to earn certification from the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) as a Certified Director of Safety (CDS).
The announcement was made during TCA’s fall business meeting, held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, in conjunction with TCA’s Gala benefiting Wreaths Across America.