Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
President, Garner Transportation Group and Chair, American Trucking Associations
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh is the President of Garner Transportation Group, which was founded by her parents, Vern and Jean Garner, in 1960. Sherri is also the current Chair of the Board of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.
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 30 years of experience in the trucking industry, Sherri has served in several leadership positions, including the Board of Director 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.