Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
Chair, American Trucking Associations
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh is current Chair of the Board of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. She is the second member of her family to be elected ATA chair; her father led the federation from 2002–2003.
Following the Board of Directors of American Trucking Associations electing Sherri as Chair, she spoke at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition through a video message. In the video, which can be viewed here, Sherri shared the story of how she first got involved in the trucking industry. From going trucking with her father at an early age, to helping with the family business in her pre-teen and teenage years, trucking was part of Sherri’s life from a young age.
Sherri serves as President of Garner Transportation Group, which was founded by her parents, Vern and Jean Garner, in 1960.
One of the issues important to Sherri is supporting the industry’s efforts to combat human trafficking. Sherri, who works closely with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), trains every new employee at Garner Trucking with the TAT training resources to identify human trafficking. America’s truck drivers, our eyes and ears on the road, are uniquely positioned to identify and report suspected cases of human trafficking. Garner employees are empowered to recognize the signs of human trafficking during their first orientation session.
Throughout her almost 35 years of experience in the trucking industry, Sherri has served in several leadership positions, including the Board of Directors of the Ohio Trucking Association, Indiana Motor Truck Association, and Truckload Carriers Association. Sherri also served as the acting Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking for the Federal Department of Transportation. The committee provided recommendations to former Secretary Chao to address human trafficking issues as they relate to all U.S. transportation sectors.
Sherri aspires to be a role model for other women to recruit more female drivers and executives. Garner Trucking has received numerous recognitions in recent years, including being awarded as a Top Trucking Company for women to work for in transportation.