Research Triangle Park, NC, November 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (http://www.longistics.com), has announced that Duane Long, Chairman, has been elected Vice Chairman for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Currently Chair of ATA’s Insurance Task Force, Long received the position after having served as ATA’s Vice President at large and State Vice President, as well as a member of multiple committees for the organization, for more than 15 years. He was selected during the 2010 ATA Management Conference held at Phoenix in October.
Since 1933, ATA has served as the national representative of the trucking industry. It focuses on ongoing assistance and advocacy on practical safety laws and regulations affecting the industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. The management of the overall policy and direction of ATA is vested in its Board of Directors, which includes the Chairman of the Board, First Vice Chairman, Second Vice Chairman, Vice Chairmen (2), Treasurer, Secretary, Past Chairmen of the Board and Vice Presidents at Large (no more than 60). For more information on ATA, visit http://www.truckline.com.
“I am honored that my peers at ATA have chosen me to serve as their new vice chairman,” said Long. “The ATA is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry, and I look forward to help lead its efforts to advocate for continued improvements in the industry’s image, efficiency, competitiveness and profitability.”
- A Board Member and past Chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association, Long also maintains memberships in the South Carolina and Tennessee Trucking Associations and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association.
- Long co-founded Long Transportation, the predecessor company of Longistics, in 1984 after recognizing the potential for corporate outsourcing of logistics services as one of the fastest growing segments in the logistics industry. In 1992, Long developed a strategy of globalization and created a new division, Longistics International, with a mission to build a blueprint and a framework for the organization’s expansion into the growing global logistics and supply chain environment.
- He is also Chairman of World Trade Properties, a real estate company developing the World Trade Park, where Longistics is headquartered. The North Carolina China Center (NCCC) is housed at the World Trade Park in the Longistics headquarters building. Instrumental in creating the NCCC, Duane works to expand the pace and involvement of North Carolina and its logistics and supply chain industries into the world marketplace. NCCC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission of creating bridges of understanding between businesses, as well as cultural and educational institutions, in North Carolina and the greater China region comprising mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
- In 2010, Long was appointed by North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to the N.C. Department of Commerce China Advisory Council, a group of North Carolina leaders who provide guidance on how the state can best build productive relationships with Chinese government officials as well as Chinese business and industry.
Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Longistics is a full-service provider of global logistics solutions that specializes in cold-chain logistical support and problem solving services for a broad range of manufacturers and distributors of high value, high security products. A leading provider of third-party logistics, Longistics has a worldwide reach and growing presence in China, and other emerging markets around the world. Longistics provides transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations at FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark, and FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Capabilities include: supply chain studies, vendor managed inventories, transportation, technology, infrastructure, domestic warehousing services, order fulfillment, kitting and sub-assembly, and value-added programs. For more information, visit http://www.longistics.com.
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