Truckload Carriers Association Selects Current Chairman as New President

Alexandria, VA — One of the country’s largest trucking associations this week announced its new president following a nationwide search.

In an email to members, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) stated the Association’s new president would be its current Chairman, Jim Ward.


Ward currently serves as president of TCA member company D.M. Bowman, Inc., headquartered in Williamsport, MD.

TCA stated Ward will “retire soon” from his position at D.M. Bowman to take the reigns at TCA.

In April 2021, TCA’s current president, John Lyboldt, alerted the Board of Directors of his intention to retire, effective April 1, 2022.

A nationwide search was launched in August to seek Lyboldt’s replacement, which was initially lead by Ward.


However, according to TCA, “several members approached [Ward] to suggest he consider applying for the position [of TCA president],” and Ward elected to recuse himself from the search committee.

At the culmination of the search, the committee tasked with selecting the next president “concluded [Ward] was most qualified to lead TCA in these unique times.”

Ward’s career in the transportation industry spans more than 43 years.


He started his career with the Western Maryland Railroad and first joined D.M. Bowman in 1986.

In 1992, he had a seven-year stint as Managing Director of the Transportation Industry Division for Willis Towers Watson in Nashville, TN, before returning to D.M. Bowman in 1999.


Ward was sworn in as TCA’s 2021-22 Chairman on Tuesday, April 20, during a virtual Board of Directors meeting that was held in conjunction with the Association’s spring business meetings.

In addition to Chairman, in 2021, Ward also served on TCA’s Board of Directors, Financial Oversight Committee, Highway Policy Committee, Regulatory Policy Committee, and Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee.

According to TCA, the Association plans for Ward to serve out his year-long term as Chairman while transitioning into and assuming the president’s role at the annual conference in March 2022.


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