The new year has arrived and with it comes the hope for another great year for truckers everywhere, specifically for those in our beautiful state of Kentucky.
First of all, I want to welcome our new chairman, Shad Daubard, who comes to us from Irving Materials, Inc. We are glad he’ll be filling the role for the upcoming term. Shad has been a valuable member of KTA for years, and we look forward to his strong leadership. We were able to sit down with him and discuss his upcoming goals for the association. We hope you enjoy getting to know Shad better in the brief article about him in this edition of the magazine. I, for one, am glad he’s here and willing to get 2023 off to a great new start.
In addition to our new chairman, we have a great lineup of meetings, events, and activities planned for the year: our regular chapter meetings, KTA Truckers Day at the Capitol, the Mid-America Truck Show & Seminars, our annual golf classic, and our KTA/ATA Call on Washington, just to name a few. I look forward to seeing all of you at one event or another this calendar year.
Part of what your association plans to do for you this year is to ensure that the funding set aside for truckers in the infrastructure bill (passed by Congress and signed by President Biden) continues to be used in the best way possible for Kentucky and its truckers. We also want to keep our eye on supply chain issues, making sure what occurred in this area over the past few years does not reoccur. But if it does, we aim to be ready with the strategies we’ve implemented.
We encourage you to participate in this year’s Bourbon Raffle to help support the Kentucky Trucking Educational Foundation. And please take a look at the My FREE Pharmacy information, a valuable resource we are excited to bring to you. More detailed information is included in this edition of the magazine and on our website.
You make this association’s future bright. Hopefully, the days of the pandemic are long in the past, and newer, greater challenges are on the horizon.
We will continue to look out for our members. Should you need to reach out to us, please do so. We want to hear from you and are here to assist you.
Happy New Year!