Washington Trucking Associations

Message from Washington Trucking Associations' President Tom Walrath, Jr.

WTA President, Tom Walrath, Jr.


I am extremely proud to be serving as President of the Washington Trucking Associations.  Let me first say it is an honor and a privilege to lead such a diverse organization.  With seven individual conferences representing all modes of truck transportation and our supportive allied members and close to 800 committed members strong, I embrace the opportunity to be your vocal leader and doing my part to represent the interests of trucking in every arena, and working on behalf of our industry that delivers life's essential goods each and every day.

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  • Congratulations!

    • Date: 2/21/2017

    There are many things that keep trucking companies rolling, and if you ask people what the most important thing is, you will likely get many different answers. Customers. Drivers. Freight.  However, there is one thing that can make or break a company. Safety. Without the safe transport of goods and healthy drivers, the only thing working is the parking brakes. 

  • HIPAA and Your Injured Worker

    • Date: 2/7/2017

    You have an injury prevention plan in place, but now you also have an injured worker. What now? Being in an industry where our employees perform safety sensitive functions, are subject to federal regulations, and have physical demands, how can we stay up to date with their medical clearance to perform their job of injury?

  • ATHS Golden Achievement Award Awarded to Barry Swanson

    • Date: 1/30/2017

    The ATHS Golden Achievement Awards are given to people, companies, associations and museums that have made significant contributions to the trucking industry. This year Barry Swanson has been awarded with this honor. 

  • Safety Programs and Injury Prevention

    • Date: 1/23/2017

    Good trucking companies strive to have a strong safety program. Safety is what keeps our companies in compliance with the FMCSRs. It's what makes sure our workforce is drug and alcohol free while performing safety sensitive functions. It's what ensures our drivers are fit for duty physically and legally. 


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