Phoenix, AZ – HELP Inc., the nation’s most successful non-profit, public/private partnership dedicated to truck safety and efficiency, is adding staff to help manage growth in its operation of PrePass bypassing and other truck safety services.
Jeff Christian recently joined HELP as its new Chief Financial Officer. Christian spent the past 23 years with The Churchill Companies, where he led the large holding company’s tax department and provided financial and operational direction for multiple companies. Christian will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day financial and accounting management.
HELP also welcomed Paul Sullivan as its new regional director for several key states in the eastern part of the country. HELP’s regional directors serve as the initial point of contact with agencies responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement, credentialing and infrastructure protection.
Sullivan, who spent 27 years with the Massachusetts State Police in commercial enforcement and roadside inspections, will represent HELP with the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio and Virginia. Sullivan, who also worked for the Federal Highway Administration, was the President of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) from 2001-2003.
HELP also announced the assignment of Susan Martin to the new position of Project Manager. Formerly a regional director for HELP, Ms. Martin will be working directly with HELP executive management on projects ranging from HELP’s truck parking pilot to ongoing enhancements to the PrePass system.
“HELP’s Board of Directors remains committed to a customer-centric system of truck safety and efficiency,” said Karen Rasmussen, HELP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We value our partnerships with state agencies and expect the addition of Mr. Christian, Mr. Sullivan, along with Ms. Martin’s new role, will help us grow the services we provide our valued partners and customers and successfully implement more safety initiatives and new technologies.”
HELP Inc. is nearing a milestone of 690 million actual weigh-station bypasses since 1997, resulting in cost savings of nearly $4.9 billion to motor carriers. With continued growth in new PrePass sites and new weigh-in-motion (WIM) scales being built by HELP at many existing PrePass sites, compliant carriers will enjoy the savings and safety that come from bypassing weigh stations and electronically paying their tolls without having to stop at toll booths. In turn, utilizing PrePass at over 300 sites throughout the country enables state agencies to better focus their safety and enforcement efforts where they are most needed. Over 540,000 commercial trucks from more than 45,000 fleets are currently utilizing PrePass.
About HELP Inc. Innovative trucking company leaders, enforcement agencies and state DOTs founded HELP Inc. in 1993 to improve highway safety and efficiency. As North America’s most successful non-profit public/private partnership serving the trucking industry and commercial enforcement, HELP has invested more than $600 million to deploy PrePass weigh station bypassing, PrePass Plus electronic toll payment and other truck safety technologies to improve safety, reduce truck-related emissions and preserve highway infrastructure. To ensure HELP’s investments benefit both its public sector partners and its private sector customers, HELP’s policies are developed by a board of directors with an equal number of representatives from each sector. For more information, visit us at www.helpinc.us.
HELP Communications Manager
602-412-2086 / Elyse@helpinc.us