Josh Kaburick Named 2019-20 Chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association


Las Vegas:

The Truckload Carriers Association’s 2019-20 chairman will be Josh Kaburick, Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He gave his acceptance speech during the March 12 morning general session of TCA’s 81st Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

Kaburick, a native of the St. Louis, Missouri area, attended Western Illinois University on a football scholarship, graduating with a bachelor degree in business administration and a minor in marketing before returning home to join the family business where he applied the same aggressiveness and competitive drive that earned him four letters as a middle linebacker on the football field to his operational roles at Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company.

As a teenager, Kaburick worked in the shop, cleaned trucks, washed trailers, and emptied waste baskets among other duties assigned to him by his father to instill a work ethic. Upon his return from college, he applied that work ethic to his early roles in truckload operations and freight brokerage.

In 2004, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and by 2011 he successfully advocated to relocate the business from Salem, Illinois to Caseyville, Illinois to be closer the St. Louis transportation hub and to access its talent pool that Josh knew would be critical to the company’s long-term growth.

Today, Kaburick serves as Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company’s chairman, CEO, and majority owner. The company is a full truckload dry van and refrigerated carrier serving a diverse customer base throughout the 48 contiguous states with its 350 tractors and 700 trailers from its headquarters in Caseyville, Illinois (just eight miles east of downtown St. Louis). The company’s fast-growing affiliate, Trekker Logistics, provides additional flexible capacity solutions to supplement the asset operations.

Deeply committed to the truckload industry, Kaburick (like his father before him) has a long record of service to the TCA. He has served as the First Vice Chair for Truckload Carriers Association, past co-chair for the Membership Committee, past chair for the TCA Scholarship Fund, and past chair for the Trucking Profitability Strategies Advisory board at the University of Georgia-Athens.

Josh, his wife Kim, daughter Gabrielle, and son Carson reside in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Kaburick will lead TCA until the next Annual Convention, scheduled for March 1-3 2020, at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida.

The following individuals will assist Kaburick as TCA’s officers:

  • First Vice Chair: Dennis Dellinger, President, Cargo Transporters, Inc., Claremont, North Carolina
  • Second Vice Chair: Jim Ward, President and CEO, D.M. Bowman, Inc., Williamsport, Maryland
  • Treasurer: John Elliott, CEO, Load One, LLC, Taylor, Michigan
  • Secretary: Pete Hill, Vice President, Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska
  • Association Vice President to ATA: David Williams, Executive Vice President, Knight Transportation, Phoenix, Arizona
  • At-Large Officer: John Culp, Executive Vice President of Finance, Maverick USA, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • At-Large Officer: Joey Hogan, President, Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • At-Large Officer: Karen Smerchek, President, Veriha Trucking, Inc., Marinette, Wisconsin