Darren Hawkins

ATA Vice Chairman


As Chief Executive Officer, Darren Hawkins leads Yellow, a $4.9 billion transportation company, and its portfolio of industry-leading, less-than-truckload (LTL) companies. Prior to being named CEO, Hawkins was President and Chief Operating Officer of YRC Worldwide following his term as President of YRC Freight.

Darren is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.

With over 28 years of industry experience, Hawkins brings expertise in both operations and sales. He is a results-driven leader, a clear and motivating communicator, and a trusted and empowering manager. His focus throughout his transportation career has been to lead through safety and service.

Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and supply chain management from the University of Memphis. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), part of the American Trucking Associations Federation.

Yellow employs 32,000 transportation professionals throughout North America and transport more than 20 million shipments annually for more than 250,000 customers.