The American Trucking Associations has confirmed that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby group that he will leave his post as president when his contract expires at the end of next year, according to US trade media.
Graves had just completed two terms as Republican governor of Kansas when he took the helm at ATA in January 2013. A year ago, he agreed to a two-year contract extension, which runs through 2016.
The 43rd governor of Kansas, Graves was first elected to that office in 1994.
A native Kansan, his familiarity with trucking dates back to growing up around his family’s business, Graves Truck Line.