The American Trucking Associations recently named Dan Horvath as the organization’s next vice president of safety policy, representing ATA and its safety agenda before federal and state government regulators and various non-governmental organizations.
“Safety is and always will be our paramount priority at ATA,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of ATA. “We take enormous pride in the strong safety culture we’ve created, which has been built over many years through hard work, relentless advocacy and sound public policy.
“We are thrilled that Dan, with his wealth of experience in safety management, will be filling this critical role for us as we chart our course forward.”
As vice president of safety policy, Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, which formulate the official safety policy agenda on behalf ATA’s broader membership.
Horvath’s promotion, effective Sept. 26, follows his hiring earlier this year as director of safety. Prior to joining ATA, he was director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc, a safety compliance consultancy and national provider of workforce solutions for commercial transportation. Horvath, a CDL holder, is also a 2017 graduate of LEAD ATA, a program created by ATA to engage younger generations through careers in trucking advocacy.
“These are exciting times for the industry,” Horvath said. “The convergence of new technologies with effective safety policy puts us in a strong position to dramatically enhance the practice of safety on our nation’s roadways.
“I’m proud to assume this role for ATA as it solidifies its position as the industry’s leading voice for safety advocacy.”
Horvath will succeed Mike Cammisa, vice president of safety policy, connectivity and technology. Cammisa will remain in an advisory role to ATA as he pursues a new career opportunity consulting in the automated vehicle technology space.