LMTA Chief Wins ATA Honor at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas

October 12, 2012

The American Trucking Association (ATA) has recognized Cathy Gautreaux of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) for her dedication, leadership, and achievements on behalf of the Louisiana trucking industry. Gautreaux has been awarded the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award at ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

A Difference Maker

Gautreaux is the executive director of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association. ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said: "Our state trucking associations are crucial to the success of American Trucking Associations. Cathy has advocated vigorously on behalf of the entire trucking industry. From her tireless efforts on the anti-indemnification issue in Louisiana, to her annual visits with the Call on Washington program and her support of the industry's image and outreach programs, Cathy is recognized as an untouchable advocate of ATA and the industry."


ATA instituted this award in 2002 to recognize a leader of a state trucking association in order to create a lasting legacy for the industry as well as the individual leader. The award includes a grant of $10,000 for a trucking education or research nonprofit chosen by Gautreaux.

The Epitome of Hard Work

John Hausladen, president of the Minnesota Trucking Association, present TAEC chairman and an erstwhile recipient of the President's TAEC Leadership Award, said: "It is wonderful to see Cathy receive this kind of recognition. Cathy has always been a strong advocate for the trucking industry and a staunch supporter of the ATA federation. My colleagues and I wish her the best and congratulate her on this much-deserved award."

The Organization Behind It

TAEC consists of executives from various state trucking associations and conferences association with the ATA. TAEC strives to promote the cause of the trucking industry, support industry organizations and associations, and enhance the professional stature and capabilities of the executives and managers who run these organizations.
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