Organization

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.

Conferences

Representing the Needs of Distinct Fleet Operations

About

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.

Automobile Carriers Conference (ACC)

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The Automobile Carriers Conference is open to all ATA member companies engaged in the transportation of motor vehicles and heavy duty trucks and companies engaged in businesses and services allied to this segment of the industry. The mission of the ACC is to provide a strong, unifying and effective voice for motor vehicle and heavy duty truck transporters on legislative and regulatory issues at all levels of government. In addition, through the ACC, carriers are interfacing with the Automotive Industry Logistics Steering Council (AILSC), the auto manufacturers organization, in order to develop methodologies to improve efficiencies and standardizations in the motor vehicle delivery process.

Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC)

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The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference is the national organization representing motor carrier and allied members of the American Trucking Associations on critical issues affecting agricultural commodity and food transportation. Founded in 1995, AFTC’s mission is to increase the safety, security, profitability and efficiency of transporters of agricultural commodities, food, forest products and natural resources; and to serve as the advocate for its members within the American Trucking Associations and before the government, other organizations and the public. AFTC works to ensure that its members operate in a strong and profitable business environment by helping shape legislation and regulations that impact the agricultural and food transportation industry.

Government Freight Conference (GFC)

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The ATA Government Freight Conference (GFC) is where the trucking industry convenes to keep track of myriad changes in policy, technologies, security requirements, and contract terms, that characterize this sector. The GFC is the communication hub of government freight carriers. We convene to identify challenges, remedies and when to advocate before agencies and Congress to establish better means for delivering freight-service value to the American taxpayer.

Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC)

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The Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC) is an affiliated conference open to all ATA member companies engaged in the intermodal transportation of property or companies engaged in businesses and services supporting intermodal transportation, and state associations affiliated with ATA. The IMCC provides a strong, unified and effective voice for the large and growing intermodal motor carrier sector before both government and private entities on key issues including roadability, economic and operational fairness and infrastructure efficiencies.

Regional and Distribution Carriers Conference

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The Regional and Distribution Carriers Conference is an affiliated conference open to all ATA motor carrier members whose operations are local, regional and inter-regional in nation, plus allied members of ATA who support these operations. RDCC members are typically engaged in overnight and second day deliveries and often provide warehousing in conjunction with their trucking operations. The mission of the Conference is to promote the interests of the members within ATA and provide advocacy before governmental and other outside entities. In addition, RDCC provides the members with a unique opportunity to foster and exchange ideas and best practices among like-minded motor carriers.