The Transportation Sector Board met in June of 2014 establishing development of a strong pipeline of professional truck drivers as its priority.

The board indicated a need for assistance marketing to high schools and middle schools. Currently, the industry is short about 300,000 drivers and the average age of drivers is 57. There is a need for 100,000 drivers over the next 10 years to replace those retiring from the industry.

Board members noted that they are working with the state to address the high cost of insurance and doing business in Iowa.

There is a great interest in continued collaboration to develop marketing tools and resources that promote the industry and occupation in a professional manner. This board is moving toward expansion to include the logistics industry in its next steps.


Company Name Title
Xpac Greg Ruggles President
Group O Greg Ontaveris Chief Executive Officer
Group O Eric Salisury Vice President
Alter Logistics Jeff Goldstein President
Fontaine Consulting Major General Yves Fontaine (Ret) President
DynCorp Bob Fauser Senior Director
Elliott Aviation Julie Gowey FOB
Rock Island Arsenal Davis-Locke, DeShonda Grenay CIV USARMY ASC 404 AFSB LRC (US)
Family Dollar Michael Piatt Regional Transporation Manager
Trinity Logistics Timm Dunn President
Honda Distribution Judy Harrer Plant Manager
Joseph Int'l Freight Tony Joseph Chief Executive Officer


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