Harold Sumerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines in Birmingham, has been elected president of the American Trucking Associations’ board of directors.
“This couldn’t be a better time to be not just a member of ATA, but chairman of the board,” Sumerford said. “I’m honored and humbled to be chosen by my fellow members to represent ATA and the trucking industry at this critical time.”
Chris Spear, ATA’s president and CEO, called Sumerford “the consummate professional and a tremendous ambassador for our industry.”
“His story – working in the family business until he ran the family business – could not be more representative of what trucking is all about,” Spear said. “I’m looking forward to working more closely with him as chairman and want to congratulate him on this honor.”
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.
Business Alabama interviewed Sumerford for its June 2020 issue.