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New York's Kendra Kems Receives TRALA's State Trucking Award

&‹Orlando (April 10, 2019) -- Yesterday, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) honored Kendra Hems, president of the Trucking Association of New York, with the association's State Trucking Award for her work in representing the industry.

Kendra Hems has been serving as President of the Trucking Association of New York since 2008. In this role, she serves as a liaison between the trucking industry, state agencies, and the legislature, actively advocating for the interests of the industry by promoting highway safety, providing educational programs and fostering a healthy business environment.
 
Kendra served as National Chair of the Trucking Association Executive Council in 2017 and previously served as a Regional Chair of the Council in 2012. She served as a member of the American Transportation Research Institute's Advisory Committee from 2011-2013, and from 2004-2007 served as President of the board of the North American Pre-Clearance System (NORPASS).
 
In November 2010, Kendra was named to Governor Andrew Cuomo's transition team on transportation and infrastructure. In 2012 she was added to Governor Cuomo's Chairman's Committee to help identify ways to reduce burdens on New York business. In addition, Kendra was recognized by her peers in 2014 with the Trucking Association Executive Council Leadership Award.
 
"I cannot say enough about what Kendra has done to support TRALA and all of our members. Whether it is carbon taxes, congestion pricing, rental taxes, or security issues, Kendra consistently answers the call and is a real advocate for our industry. She is a true ally and friend to TRALA. Naming her the TRALA State Trucking Award Winner was one of the easiest choices I have made" said TRALA President and CEO Jake Jacoby.
 
The TRALA State Trucking Award was established in 2016 to honor the state partners that help make TRALA so successful in all 50 states on legislative issues that impact the truck renting and leasing association.
 
For more information on TRALA, please visit www.trala.org.