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Lana Batts

Lana Batts

Contact Information

342 Jib Lane
Lakeside, MT 59922
Office: 703-486-3100

Lana Batts has forty years of collective experience in the trucking industry, most notably as president of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and senior vice president of government affairs for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Her accomplishments include successfully revamping the Professional Truck Driver Institute and establishing the Truckload Academy. Batts serves on the board of directors of Brown Trucking Company and has previously served on the boards of PeopleNet Communication Company, Transportation Costing Group, SeaBridge International, and Mullen Transportation, Inc., a publicly traded Canadian Company. She is past president of the Transportation Research Forum. In 1997, she was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Transportation Seminar and is the proud recipient of trucking’s highest honor, the S. Earl Dove award. She is also the co-president of Driver iQ, a background screening company. Originally from Billings, Montana, Lana divides her time between the Washington, D.C. area and northwest Montana.

Education & Certification

  • The University of Montana, BA Political Science
  • University of Miami, MA Politics and Public Affairs

Representative Experience

  • Sold over 10 trucking companies
  • Participated in two major due diligence requests
  • Consulted with Fortune 50 companies about their trucking interests

Favorite Trucking Memory

As I look back at my career, I am most proud of the fact that I was a part of the original group that conceived the idea of a Commercial Driver’s License. I believe it is the foundation for the dramatic improvement in truck safety because of the accountability it brought to licensing truck drivers.

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Brown Trucking Company
  • Board of Directors, PeopleNet Communication Company
  • Board of Directors, Transportation Costing Group
  • President, Home Owners Association
  • Board of Directors, SeaBridge International
  • Board of Directors, Mullen Transportation, Inc.,


  • Virginia Trucking Association


  • Woman of the Year, Women’s Transportation Seminar, 1997
  • S. Earl Dove Award

Prior Experience

  • President, Truckload Carriers Association
  • Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, American Trucking Associations
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Transportal Network