Steven 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 Mr. Todd oversaw 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, Mr. Todd was employed with Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association in Washington, D.C. through 2020 where he served the world-wide trade association as Vice President of Transportation 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 35 states employing fully automated permit systems.
At SC&RA, Mr. Todd co-authored two FHWA 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. Mr. Todd produced and co-authored three acclaimed specialized transportation training videos still widely used today on topics including driving, load securement and preventing bridge hits. 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.