Long-serving operator to steer ATA technical arm

Long-serving operator John Pierce to steer ATA's technical council

The preceding Industry Technical Council Chair, Bob Angus, will pass the baton onto John Pierce at the ATA/ARTSA Technical and Maintenance Conference in early November.

Pierce’s career in the road transport industry has spanned more than 20 years. He has been General Manager of John L Pierce Transport since 1995, managing intrastate and interstate transport services in bulk tankers for the petroleum, chemical, and recycling industries. The company also provides transport, warehouse and distribution services of finished household products for manufacturers.

Pierce has had a long association with industry representative bodies. He was a Director of NatRoad from 1997-1999, was Vice President from 1999-2001 and President from 2001-2005.

Pierce says he looks forward to working with suppliers and operators to ensure the technical issues facing transport businesses are addressed.

"The importance of industry representation has never been greater in a time when the pressures of increasing demand on supply, more complicated regulation and legislation, as well as rapidly advancing technologies are all having an impact on the way our industry functions," he says.

"We need to ensure that we are abreast of the many changes facing the industry and the potential impacts they will have."

ATA Chairman Trevor Martyn has welcomed the experience of Pierce and says he is an ideal candidate to lead the Industry Technical Council.

The ATA established the Industry Technical Council in 1995 to support the trucking industry on technical and maintenance issues.

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