Harold Sumerford, Jr.

Executive Committee Chair

Harold joined J&M Tank Lines in 1976. He has over 40 years’ experience in the industry. When joining, the company had 114 company trucks and basically hauled cement in Georgia and Alabama. The company grew to 500 trucks and had expanded into refrigerated vans and flatbeds. In 2002, Harold was named CEO and decided to spin off any businesses that were not related to tanks. Currently, at 415 tractors and 720 tankers, the company is involved in transportation of both dry and liquid products. J&M currently has 552 employees and 11 terminals. Its corporate office is in Birmingham Alabama.

Harold is the immediate past Chairman of 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. Harold is the current chair of ATA's Executive Committee.

Throughout Harold’s work career, he has been involved in various industry associations. He has always felt the need to give back to the industry that has been so good to him and his family.   They are long time members of the American Trucking Association, the National Tank Truck Carriers, the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, the Alabama Trucking Association, the American Transportation Research Institute, and the Truckload Carriers Association. He is a past Chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers and The Georgia Motor Trucking Association.

Harold received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Shannon, have five daughters and six grandchildren. He is an avid upland hunter and off-shore fisherman.