Charlie Absher, manager of safety and transportation programs, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC). Founded in 1995, AFTC works to increase profitability, security and safety within the agriculture, food, forestry and mining sectors of the trucking industry.
The conference represents its members, including Southern States, before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. Absher says he is proud to be a part of the conference's efforts, as they have a direct bearing on the future of Southern States and its members.
"For instance, AFTC is currently working to address hours of service exemptions for agricultural transporters and deals with the critical, cost-conscious issues affecting commercial ag commodities-issues that are central to the economical well-being of our farmer-members and our cooperative as a whole," says Absher.