ATA hires new senior vice president of legislative affairs

Longtime industry lobbyist Mike Joyce to join industry group

American Trucking Assns. (ATA) announced the hiring of Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill and the trucking industry, as the federation’s senior vice president of legislative affairs.

“Mike is well-known and respected in the halls of Congress and in our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “And we are tremendously pleased that he will be part of the ATA family going forward.”

Joyce most recently worked as director of government Relations for ATA allied member Paccar, according to the organization. Previously Joyce worked for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Congressmen Bud Shuster (R-PA), former Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), current Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Mac Collins (R-GA), former Member of the Ways and Means, Select Intelligence and Budget Committees.

“Trucking is the backbone of our nation’s economy,” Joyce said. “I’m excited about the opportunities to harness the tremendous expertise and resources of the ATA; picking up the tradition of being a robust and active voice in promoting our dynamic industry among policy makers, regulators, and the general public, both in Washington, D.C. and the state level.”

“Much of the value of a membership of ATA comes from the advocacy efforts put forth by the staff in Washington, specifically on Capitol Hill,” said Dave Osiecki, ATA executive vice president and chief of national advocacy. “Mike’s depth of knowledge and experience with the issues that impact trucking the most made him an obvious choice for us and will make him a valuable member of the advocacy team.”

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