NextGen Program

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The NextGen Program

The NextGen Program was created to serve young professional CTA members. The program provides access to education and networking opportunities and promotes awareness about the California Trucking Association to young professionals in the trucking industry. NextGen promotes leadership in the California motor carrier industry and provides the opportunity for young professionals to work to maintain a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient California transportation goods movement system.

NextGen Taskforce

In order to make sure the NextGen Program is serving the needs of young professional members, the NextGen Taskforce was created. The NextGen Taskforce is made up of a small group of NextGen members who steer and guide the program.

Benefits Of Being Involved with the NextGen Program

  • Building relationships with your peers both professionally and personally.
  • Expanding your industry knowledge through access to educational and professional resources only available to CTA members.
  • Developing leadership skills to achieve your professional goals.


"CTA has provided me with exceptional personal and professional growth and helps me get out of my comfort zone. I’m able to take part in things I’d never imagined taking part in." 

-Adam Gallagher, Director of Safety, Devine Intermodal

“The CTA is beneficial because it allows people who come from the same industry to join together to help solve and combat the issues that each one of our companies face day in and day out. Other young professionals should join because the CTA it is a resource for growth and education. In addition, the CTA acts as the ‘political voice’ for the California Trucking Industry. Policy enacts change, and as a trucking industry the only way we do that is with the help and guidance of the CTA and its staff."

- John Yandell III, Marketing Manager, Yandell Truckaway, Inc.

If you are a young professional member and would like to be added to the NextGen email list or have questions on how you can get involved in CTA, contact Heather Oneto at