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The Pit Row Group Names Steven Todd as New President

 Oct. 13, 2020 - The Pit Row Group LLC, a leading provider of transportation and specialized transportation solutions, has named Steven A. Todd as president of Pit Row Transportation Solutions and partner of Pit Row Legal Solutions. Todd began his duties Oct. 1.

Todd has more than 20 years of senior management experience, including serving as chief of permits for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He most recently was vice president of transportation for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association. 

“Steven is the right leader for PRTS,” said Mike Morgan, Pit Row Group chairman.


“Steven’s extensive background, and impeccable track record of impacting and advancing the interests 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 deep, 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.


Todd added, “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 the public and private sectors, as well as the extraordinary opportunity to partner with industry software leaders, including ProMiles Software Development Corporation.”


Todd can be reached at 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. 


That work 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. His success earned him a reputation among specialized carriers for achieving permit policy harmonized successes that carried over to other midwestern states.


Upon his retirement from 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. 


Todd also led the effort of SC&RA's Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT21) initiative, which has seen the number of states using fully automated permitting grow from 12 to 38. 


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. One was Automated Permitting of Oversize/Overweight Vehicles and Law
 Enforcement. The other, Pilot Escorts, 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, and the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) National Advisory Committee.


About The Pit Row Group

Headquartered in Pell City, Alabama, the Pit Row Group is a collection of companies that offer the transportation industry a comprehensive suite of products and services. The group includes:

·         Pit Row Transportation Solutions

·         Pit Row Legal Solutions

·         Pit Row Pilot Car Services (including certification)

·         Pit Row Truck Plaza

·         Pit Row Pit Stop


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