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Chris Burruss resigns as president of Truckload Carriers Association

Chris Burruss delivers the president's address at the 2014 Truckload Carriers Association annual convention in Grapevine, Texas. (The Trucker: CLIFF ABBOTT)

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Citing personal reasons, Chris Burruss on Thursday resigned as president of the Truckload Carriers Association.

“I am writing to inform you that Chris Burruss resigned from his position as TCA's president for personal reasons this morning,” TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn said in an e-mail to TCA members sent early Thursday afternoon. “TCA's officers are in the process of assembling a search taskforce to find a replacement. In the interim, Executive Vice President William Giroux and Vice President Debbie Sparks will be managing the organization’s day-to-day operations.”

Burruss, 44, had been president of the organization since March 2004.

Prior to coming to TCA, Burruss was president of Tennessee Trucking Association, where he assumed the top post at age 29.

Prior to going to Tennessee, Burruss had worked at the Missouri Trucking Association beside his father, who was president of MTA until his retirement in 2007.

The younger Burruss began his career at MTA “stuffing envelopes” and rose to the position of vice president before moving to Tennessee.

Burruss is also a veteran of the Marine Corps.

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