Trump says trucking CEOs to help advise on economic recovery

From Transport Topics.

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is among the prominent business executives tapped by President Donald Trump to help revive the economy as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of easing in some parts of the country.

“They’re going to give us some ideas,” Trump said April 14 at a briefing in the Rose Garden, where he unveiled a sprawling list of dozens of CEOs from industries ranging from agriculture to defense.

Trucking companies identified by Trump included UPS Inc., FedEx Corp., J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and YRC Worldwide. Those companies represent four of the top six fleets ranked on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

Trump mentioned FedEx CEO Fred Smith and UPS CEO David Abney by name. J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts III and YRC CEO Darren Hawkins will also be part of the administration’s Great American Economic Revival initiative.

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