During Truckload 2023: Orlando, Amy Boerger was honored with the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Chairman’s Choice Award.
“I selected this person because they have been a long-time difference maker in the trucking industry. This person has been a role model and inspiration for so many, and always brings a smile and warmth to a room,” said outgoing TCA Chairman John Elliott before announcing Boerger as the award recipient.
Boerger retired at the end of March as vice president and general manager of Cummins Inc.’s North America on-highway division after serving the company for nearly four decades.
She began her career 39 years ago at the Cummins Engine Plant (CEP) as the first female engineer in product engineering, and continued to forge her own path in field sales as one of the first saleswomen and account executives within the company. In this role, she focused on cultivating customer connections and expanding the business with some of Cummins’ largest OEM customers.
In 2002, she was chosen to head up the global retrofit emissions business when the Cummins Emissions Solutions was launched. She returned to the on-highway business in 2014 as the executive director of Cummins’ North America Engine Business. Shortly thereafter, she was appointed as vice president of sales, where she enjoyed continued success, defining a relationship-driven approach to working with customers.
A champion for the entire industry, Boerger was a finalist for the Women in Trucking Association’s Influential Women in Trucking award in 2014. She has been significantly involved in the American Trucking Association (ATA), including as a member of the executive board and the Women in Motion Advisory Board, and the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT 1), serving as its vice president in 2018 and as president in 2019 and 2020.
In addition, Boerger has dedicated extensive service to the Trucking Cares Foundation, served on the research advisory committee for the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), and served on the board of directors for TCA.
“An advocate for supporting others, she was influential in fearlessly opening doors to new opportunities for women. She distinguished herself as an effective, successful, and high-profile leader in a once predominantly male-dominated industry,” Elliot said of Boerger.
“As she reaches the end of a storied 39-year career as a vice president at Cummins, I can think of no one more deserving of this award,” he concluded.
In a statement announcing Boerger’s retirement, Srikanth Padmanabahn, president of Cummins’ engine business segment, shared the following:
“During her career, she has left a tremendous impact inside and outside of Cummins and touched countless lives through her leadership and commitment to our values and ability to drive results. She is a trusted partner and advisor and has strengthened many customer relationships that are more important than ever as they look to us for the solutions of today and tomorrow during this period of energy transition.”
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