When Lana Batts takes the wheel of the American Financial Services Association in Washington next week, she'll leave behind a lifelong love: trucking.

"I think trucks are beautiful," says Ms. Batts, who has spent the last 19 of her 45 years representing the operators of big rigs at the American Trucking Associations, rising to senior vice president for government affairs.

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