About Us

The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, research, environmental and/or scientific purposes. ATEF is a subsidiary of the Arizona Trucking Association.

The 501(c)(3) designation refers to a section of the Internal Revenue Code governing charitable, educational and other such tax-exempt foundations. While it operates as a subsidiary of Arizona Trucking Association, ATEF is a viable and independent entity. It has a separate set of bylaws, an independent Board of Directors and separate and distinct financial accounting system, as required by law.

There are distinct tax benefits to a 501(c)(3).
In addition to being exempt from income tax on activities related to its exempt purposes, a 501(c)(3):

  • Is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.
  • Is more likely to be eligible for grants from private foundations, corporations, and federal, state and local governments.
  • May qualify for nonprofit postal permits
  • May qualify for various state tax exemptions such as sales and use, personal property and real property taxes.
  • Is allowed to issue tax-exempt bonds.

Meet Our Board of Directors

These men and women donate their time and energy to help improve the trucking industry.

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Chip Dircks

Chairman of the Board
Dircks Moving
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Will Foster

Member
Continental Tire

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Ken Palmer

Member
Transtar Insurance Brokers, Inc.

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Barry Schroeder

Member
Purcell Tire

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Gary Doyle

Secretary/Treasurer
Baumann, Doyle, Paytas & Bernstein PLLC

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Michael E. Jimenez

Member
J & L Transportation, Inc.

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Shon Rasmussen

Member
RWC Group

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Sean Williams

Member
Southwest Truck Driving Training, Inc.

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Bill Ewing

Member
Hurley Transportation Companies

 

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Byron Haught

Member
Rush Truck Centers

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Jeff Riley

Member
Thermo King West

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Tony Bradley

Executive Director