Al Heringer IV was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Trucking Association on Wednesday at the organization's annual conference at the Hammons Center in Rogers.
Heringer is vice president of Star Transportation LLC of Jonesboro, a trucking company founded in 1994 by his father. The Heringer family has run an oil business since 1926 and had a private trucking subsidiary that became Star.
Heringer replaces Butch Rice of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, whose two-year tenure ended. Rice remains on the ATA board.
Heringer went to work at Star after he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas, where he played tight end for the Razorbacks. Star Transportation began with six trucks and now has almost 100 trucks.
Heringer, 41, has been a member of the ATA's board of directors for years and was chairman of the group's 40 Under 40 Council. He is also a former president of the Arkansas Oil Marketers Association and still serves on its board.
"I'm extremely humbled by the confidence shown by people I respect and admire," Heringer said. "I have big shoes to fill."