NTTC Announces 77th Chairman, Ward Best of Atlantic Bulk Carrier

During NTTC's Annual Conference 2024 in Las Vegas on May 7, J. Ward Best of Atlantic Bulk Carrier was appointed as the 77th Chairman of the association. Ward's election marks a significant moment for NTTC as it looks towards addressing industry challenges and driving continued growth under his leadership.

Expressing his support, President and CEO Ryan Streblow stated, "We are thrilled to have Ward Best as our new Chairman. His dedication to the industry and wealth of experience make him an excellent choice to lead NTTC forward. We look forward to working closely with him to advance the mission of our association."

Ward expressed his gratitude, acknowledging the outgoing chairman and stating, "I extend my sincere thanks to my predecessor and good friend, Herb Evans of Eagle Transport, for his dedicated service. It is a great honor to be chosen as the 77th Chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers. I am humbled by the trust my colleagues have placed in me, especially during these dynamic times."

Recognizing the pressing issues faced by the tank truck industry, including regulatory constraints, focus on emissions, workforce development and the uncertain political climate, Ward expressed optimism. He emphasized the strength of NTTC and its ability to overcome challenges through collaboration and unity.

"By working together, we can overcome the obstacles ahead and propel our industry to even greater heights,” Ward said. “NTTC is well-positioned to lead the way, leveraging our collective expertise and advocating for our members' interests at the national level."

With a career spanning decades in the industry, Ward brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role as Chairman. He understands the value that NTTC provides to its members and is committed to enhancing the association's impact.

"Our future is bright," Ward remarked. "NTTC plays a pivotal role in fostering collaboration, providing a unified voice for the industry, and delivering value to our members. I am dedicated to building upon these achievements."

Under Chairman Ward Best's leadership, NTTC looks forward to championing the interests of the tank truck industry, driving innovation, and navigating the evolving landscape of the transportation sector.