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Devine Intermodal exec to head California Trucking Assn.

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.”

The CTA is comprised of about 2,000 trucking companies, from small independent carriers to large international enterprises.

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