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April 5, 2021 50 min
This month I sit down with John Esparza, President and CEO of TXTA. He's a 15 year veteran of the Texas Trucking Association. One of the largest trucking associations in the country to talk about key legislative issues facing trucking companies doing business in Texas. He's a 6th generation Texas with deep roots in the industry.

I traveled out and sit down with several professional drivers to get a perspective from the driver called "Trucker Talk"

to connect with the show or submit guest ideas send to john@pipertransportation.com


TXTA Homepage: https://www.texastrucking.com/

TXTA Lawsuit Reform Initiative Webpage: https://www.texastrucking.com/lawsuit-reform-initiative/

This page has links to one-pagers and how to contact lawmakers

Keep Texas Trucking Coalition Website: https://keeptexastrucking.com/

Keep Texas Trucking Coalition Videos: https://keeptexastrucking.com/videos/

Keep Texas Trucking Coalition About the Legislation: https://keeptexastrucking.com/legislation/

Keep Texas Trucking Coalition One-Pagers: https://keeptexastrucking.com/handouts/

John D. Esparza, a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock and a sixth-generation native of West Texas, serves as president and CEO of Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) and Executive Director of Southwest Movers Association (SMA). TXTA, one of the largest trucking associations in the nation, was established in 1932 in Austin, while SMA got its start in 1917.

Prior to becoming TXTA president, Esparza worked for both Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. George W. Bush administrations. He has served on the Texas Energy Task Force, the Texas Panama Canal Stakeholder Work Group and the Texas Proposition 1 Special Committee on Transportation Funding. Esparza continues to serve on the Texas Transportation Commission’s State Freight Advisory Committee and the Texas Border Infrastructure Planning Committee.

Esparza serves on the executive committee as the immediate past chairman of the PrePass Safety Alliance, an Arizona-based premier non-for-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to improve highway safety and efficiency through technology. He was appointed by the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to the Household Goods Advisory Group.

He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Texas Tech University Research Park in Lubbock and a former member of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. He and his wife Leah reside in Austin and have three sons; Jacob Pecos, a junior at Texas Tech University, Joshua Brazos, a freshman at Texas Tech University and Jack Sabine, a high school junior attending St. Michaels Catholic Academy in west Austin.


For more information about the Trucker's Service Association:

https://tsatruck.org/

If you have suggestions for topics or guests for the podcast you can contact john@pipertransportation.com

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