I am the current Chair of the Board of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. I’m also the second member of my family to be elected ATA chair; my father led the federation from 2002–2003. Recently, I spoke at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition through a video message. In the video, (which can be viewed here) I share the story of how I first got involved in the trucking industry. From going trucking with my father at an early age, to helping with the family business in my pre-teen and teenage years, trucking was part of my life from a young age.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DO FOR TAT?
One of the issues important to me is supporting the industry’s efforts to combat human trafficking. I work closely with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), to train every new employee at Garner Trucking with the TAT training resources to identify human trafficking. America’s truck drivers are our eyes and ears on the road and we are uniquely positioned to identify and report suspected cases of human trafficking.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS IN THE INDUSTRY?
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.