Richard Coyle, president of West Sacramento-based Devine Intermodal, has been appointed president of the California Trucking Association.
The Sacramento-based CTA bills itself as the nation’s largest state trucking association. Coyle’s appointment came this week at the association’s annual meeting in Monterey.
Coyle is a 26-year veteran of the trucking industry with extensive experience in international ocean transport. He holds an international relations degree from Stanford University.
In a statement, Coyle said he will push the state’s legislature and regulatory agencies to streamline the handling of international cargo in the Golden State: “I hope to focus the spotlight on the myriad inefficiencies (that) truckers face daily in the flow of international cargo through California. Trucking is a vital economic component that is often taken for granted, and California’s growth has put tremendous pressure on all components of the supply chain.”
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The CTA is comprised of about 2,000 trucking companies, from small independent carriers to large international enterprises.
For more information, see caltrux.org.
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