ATA is the voice of the trucking industry and the trucking industry touches every aspect of our economic life … so, ATA naturally represents not only the industry as a whole, but also the business and operational needs of distinct industry segments. This work is carried on by the ATA Conferences, groups of member motor carriers and suppliers in a specific line of business.
Today, there are four ATA Conferences:
• Automobile Carriers Conference (ACC), involving the transportation of automobiles and trucks for manufacturers, dealers and consumers;
• Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference (AFTC), the transporters of food, timber, natural resources, farm commodities and supplies, both for-hire and private;
• Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference (IMCC), representing trucking operations at ports and railheads and in the handling of intermodal containers; and.
• Regional & Distribution Carriers Conference (RDCC), representing ATA motor carrier members whose operations are local, regional and inter-regional in nation in addition to allied members of ATA who support these operations.
Open to all ATA members at no additional cost, the ATA Conferences have policymaking and advocacy authority in their operational areas and afford ATA the ability to influence critical issues facing one segment of the industry.