Thomas Jensen

Thomas F. Jensen is a senior government relations executive located in Washington, DC, for autonomous trucking firm TuSimple. In this capacity, he is TuSimple’s leading federal and state chief advocate as the company progresses towards operational scale and commercialization of Level 4 autonomous vehicle freight transportation. Tom leads all legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts related to autonomous vehicles and TuSimple operations, as well as fleet safety and compliance responsibilities.

Prior to joining TuSimple, Tom spent more than 32 years working at UPS, in a variety of jobs that included operations, sales, Human Resources, Legal and ultimately Government Relations and advocacy. For the last 20 years of his UPS tenure, Tom served as the company’s leading multimodal transportation advocate on Capitol Hill, working on trucking, aviation, rail and maritime transportation policy matters.

Currently, Mr. Jensen serves on the Board of Directors of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association. Previously, Tom had extensive involvement and served in leadership capacities with a variety of business and stakeholder organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Trucking Associations, the International Warehouse and Logistics Association, the National Industrial Transportation League, the Eno Center for Transportation and the American Highway Users Alliance.

Mr. Jensen earned an undergraduate degree in Government from the College of William and Mary (VA), a master’s degree in Public Administration from American University (DC), and a law degree from the University of Bridgeport (CT). He is admitted to the bar in Connecticut.