Committee & Program Leadership
NMFTA Committees guide the association's administrative, advocacy, operating, outreach, and policy efforts. Below are descriptions of the areas of responsibility, including the leaders, staff Liaison(s), and committee list for each.
There are four board of director committees where members are voted on and appointed to the committee. Additionally there are four classification committees where any NMFTA officer or employee of an NMFTA carrier member can serve on a committee.
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Board of Directors
Lesley Veldstra Killingsworth
Polaris Transportation Group
Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc
Estes Express Lines
Immediate Past Chairman
B&H Freight Line, Inc.
Tim Vander Pol
Peninsula Truck Lines
Board of Director Committees
Classificiation Resource Committee
NMFTA's Classification Resource Committee (CRC) provides information and other resources to the Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) on matters relating to the content of the NMFC. It provides information on classification research activities, the transportation characteristics of products moving via motor carrier and on motor carrier operations. The CRC may make recommendations and give advice regarding the Procedures for developing and maintaining the NMFC.
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Lisa Klein, ABF Freight System, Inc.
First Vice Chairman:
Greg Joyner, FedEx Freight
Second Vice Chairman:
Kris McLennan, A. Duie Pyle, Inc.
Debbie Sparks, National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.™
Immediate Past Chairman:
Sheri Frieze, Midwest Motor Express, Inc.
CRC Packaging Subcommittee
NMFTA's CRC Packaging Subcommittee is a subcommittee of CPC. It reviews and evaluates industry needs for improved packaging and makes recomendations to the full CRC and ultimately to the FCDC regarding proposals to amend packaging deinitions, specifications or requirements, including rules relating to packaging, in the NMFC.
Digital LTL Committee
NMFTA's Digital LTL Committee reviews who is currently using electronic bill of ladings (eBOL), a mapping project which will highlight paper fields on an electronic sample, terms and conditions, notes, as well as shipper and carrier certifications.
Scott Thomley, AAA Cooper Transportation
Jake Whitney, Magnum LTL, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Paul Dugent, NMFTA
Carrier Procedures Committee
NMFTA's Carrier Procedures Committee (CPC) considers procedures and best practices, rules and regulations covering interline settlements, claims, and other related traffic matters, and develops model agreements for use by the membership.
Jeremy Vetterkind, Sutton Transport, Inc.
Greg McDermitt, Roadrunner Transportation Systems
Staff Liaison: Larissa Franklin, NMFTA
Regulatory Policy Committee
NMFTA's Regulatory Policy Committee considers and directs participation on behalf of the membership in state and local legislative, regulatory, and/or judicial proceedings which it deems to be of interest to or affect the membership in the conduct of their business, and in legislative matters, federal or state, which benefit, or are perceived as a detriment to, the motor carrier industry.
Richard Ellis, Estes Express Lines
Matt VanDerPol, ABF Freight System, Inc.
Nicholas Wingerter, Truck Safety 1