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Young Professionals Council

The YPC is an exclusive group of transportation professionals established for the purpose of equipping these future leaders with the knowledge they need to be successful and an appreciation for the role that the Arizona Trucking Association has in promoting and protecting the trucking industry.


Want to nominate someone?

To nominate someone for the YPC please fill out the YPC Nomination Application by September 6, 2023.


  • Young professionals (No age limit defined)
  • Employed by a member of ATA
  • Displays leadership skills
  • Committed to a career in transportation


  • Nominated by employer or ATA member
  • Selected by the ATA Board of Directors


  • To cultivate the future leaders of the trucking industry in Arizona

  • While obtaining knowledge about the industry, our association, and the relationship between the two, we’ll build camaraderie that will better equip us for the challenges that lie ahead


  • Four (4) Quarterly half-day meetings with educational, social, mentoring, and networking components

Components of the educational curriculum include:


October 2, 2023 – 10:00 – 12:00 noon. (In Tucson before ATA’s Annual Meeting)

  • Welcome to ATA
  • Understanding ATA’s role in leadership
  • What kind of leader are you? (Kolbe Index)
  • Introduction at Annual Meeting (2 pm – 5 pm)

January 11, 2024

  • Trucking History
  • Arizona Trucking Associations Legislative and Regulatory Issues

April 11, 2024

  • Understanding business and non-profit financials
  • Speaking in Public/Media Training

August 15, 2024

  • Leadership and Development Training

October 2024

  • Graduation at Leadership Conference

Cost: Dues for the YPC are $200 a year for each member, which will cover costs of food and materials during quarterly meetings.

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