Truckload Carriers Association’s Past Chairmen’s Award Presented to Lana Batts


Former TCA president and 30-year industry professional bestowed prestigious award

LAS VEGAS, Nevada:

During Monday’s general session at Truckload 2021: Las Vegas, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) bestowed its prestigious Past Chairmen’s Award upon longtime industry professional Lana Batts of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Batts has amassed more than 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. Most recently she retired from Driver iQ of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and prior to that served as the managing partner of Transport Capital Partners, LLC., a mergers and acquisition firm that specializes in the trucking industry from 2001 to 2010.

From 1994-2000, Batts served as the President of the Truckload Carriers Association where she led the successful turnaround of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) and established the Truckload Academy.

Additionally, she was the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Trucking Associations from 1974-1992 and served as the President and CEO of the American Financial Services Association from 1992-1994.

Batts has received numerous awards for her contributions to the industry including the 2006 PTDI Lee Crittenden Award, was also the proud recipient of the American Trucking Association’s highest honor, the S. Earl Dove Award in 1994, and was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Transportation Seminar in 1997.

Batts currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brown Trucking Co. and the Transportation Costing Group. She has also served on the Boards of Mullen Transportation (a publicly traded Canadian corporation), PeopleNet Communications, and served as president of the Transportation Research Forum.

Batts grew up in a trucking family in Billings, Montana, where her father owned a livestock trucking company. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Political Science and History and holds an MA (with honors) from the University of Miami in Politics and Public Affairs. She has done doctoral work at the University of Maryland in transportation.

The Past Chairmen’s award is TCA’s highest honor. Recipients are leaders who have made a significant contribution to the business community, the trucking industry, and the organization. Contrary to the name of the award, the awardee does not have to be a past chairman of the Association.

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