September 04, 2013 08:30 ET

HELP Elects New Leadership

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - HELP Incorporated, the public-private partnership that provides PrePass and other truck safety services throughout North America, elected new officers and executive committee members during its 20th Annual Meeting in Park City, Utah last week. New officers are:

Chairman: Don Schaefer, Mid-West Truckers Ass'n., Illinois
Vice Chairman: Dave Lorenzen, Iowa Dept. of Transportation
Treasurer: John Esparza, Texas Trucking Association
Immediate Past Chair: Jim Poe, Indiana Dept. of Revenue

New executive committee members are:

Jim Burg, James Burg Trucking Company, Michigan
Tom Crawford, Missouri Trucking Association
John Halikowski, Arizona Dept. of Transportation
Dennis Hult, Montana Department of Transportation
Gary Okes, Estes Express, Virginia

Current executive committee members whose terms expire in 2014 include:

Dave Huneryager, Tennessee Trucking Association
Greg Oliver, Delaware Department of Transportation
Bob Warner, Ohio Highway Patrol

"These new leaders bring extensive knowledge and a commitment to truck safety to HELP as we enter our third decade of providing the safest, most secure truck bypass services," said Karen Rasmussen, HELP President and CEO. "Directing the nation's largest and oldest transportation public-private partnership requires the type of vision that individuals such as these bring to the table. We congratulate them upon their election."

HELP Inc. (HELP) is transportation's premier, not-for-profit partnership whose mission is to improve highway safety and efficiency. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, HELP ensures its initiatives benefit both public and private sectors through safety policies developed by a board comprised of an equal number of public officials and commercial vehicle operators. HELP provides each state with control over its service offerings to accommodate each jurisdiction's unique needs, staffing and enforcement priorities. HELP's investment of more than $400 million has sped the deployment of ITS and has improved safety, air quality and highway preservation.

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