The Pit Row Group Names New President
Updated: Oct 14
Steven A. Todd Will Serve as President of Pit Row Transportation Solutions and Partner of Pit Row Legal Solutions
PELL CITY, Alabama., October 13, 2020—The Pit Row Group, LLC, a leading provider of transportation and specialized transportation solutions, today announced that Steven A. Todd has been named as President of Pit Row Transportation Solutions (PRTS) and Partner of Pit Row Legal Solutions (PRLS). Todd began his duties October 1.
Todd has more than 25 years of senior management experience, including Chief of Permits for the Illinois Department of Transportation, and most recently as Vice President of Transportation for a global trade association, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA).
“Steven is the right leader for PRTS,” said Mike Morgan, Pit Row Group Chairman of the Board.
“Steven’s extensive background, and impeccable track record of impacting and advancing the goals of the specialized transportation industry, will serve us well as we introduce our two latest, state-of-the-art software solutions – Permit Manager and Pilot Car Manager. Furthermore, his role as a Partner in PRLS strengthens the extensive and comprehensive expertise of our existing team as we continue to serve as industry leaders in the areas of Expert Witnessing, Training and Consultancy.”
“I am very excited to be joining the Pit Row Group team,” said Todd. “With a great business model, and an experienced and talented team, we at Pit Row are uniquely positioned to lead and advance the ever-evolving specialized transportation industry, including providing cost effective software solutions and services to help carriers increase safety, improve profit margins and manage partnerships. I’m honored to become part of a diverse team of expert-level heavyweights including Mike Morgan, Michael Morgan, Dale Karns, Dan Wells, Randy Braden, Patrick Andrews, Mike Webb and dozens of other highly qualified industry veterans from both government and private sector backgrounds…as well as the extraordinary opportunity to partner with industry software leaders, including ProMiles Software Development Corporation.”
Todd can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 248-0402.
Todd, began his transportation career as a self-employed consultant in both the civil engineering and public transportation industry, specializing in funding and organizing municipal infrastructure and public transportation initiatives throughout Illinois. This led to a career with the Illinois Department of Transportation where he served in areas including oversize/overweight permits, fixed weigh stations, and public transportation earning a reputation amongst specialized carriers for achieving permit policy harmonized successes that carried over to other Midwestern states. Upon his retirement with IDOT in 2012, Todd served SC&RA in Washington, D.C. through 2020, advocating for safe, efficient and harmonized regulatory policies. Todd directed SC&RA's successful approval from the FMCSA for an exemption for specialized transportation for the Hours of Service 30-Minute Mandatory Break...an exemption still in use by the industry today. He also led the effort of SC&RA's Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT21) initiative resulting in an increase from 12 to 38 states employing fully automated permit systems. Todd also produced four highly acclaimed industry training products – Specialized Transportation Driver Training, Specialized Transportation Load Securement, Bridge Safety & Accident Prevention and the SC&RA Comprehensive Permit Manual. At SC&RA, Todd co-authored two U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration Best Practice Reports – Automated Permitting of Oversize/Overweight Vehicles and Law Enforcement and Pilot Escorts which also included a first of its kind National Training Curriculum. He served on both the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Route Working Group and the National Coalition on Truck Parking, The Transportation Research Board’s Size & Weight Committee as well as the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) National Advisory Committee.
About The Pit Row Group
As the emerging leader in “All Things Transportation” the Pit Row Group is a collection of companies that combine to offer a comprehensive suite of services to the transportation industry. Our combination of industry know-how, experience, and best-in-class service allow us to provide services to many of the nation's most respected transportation manufacturers and carriers. We are committed to supporting our teams in their dedication to excellence:
· Pit Row Transportation Solutions
· Pit Row Legal Solutions
· Pit Row Pilot Car Services (including certification)
· Pit Row Truck Plaza
· Pit Row Pit Stop
85 Truss Ferry, Suite 200
Pell City, Alabama 76040
Lincoln, Alabama 35096