Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told a Senate panel that the federal government needs to invest more in highway infrastructure if the trucking industry is to keep up with growth in demand for freight transportation services.
Yesterday, executives from American Trucking Associations’ member companies FedEx Freight and Werner Enterprises, told Congress about the trucking industry’s urgent need for greater investment in our highway system.
Today, members of the American Trucking Associations, along with a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains – ATA’s group of elite professional drivers – visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.
This week, members of the American Trucking Associations’ Infrastructure Task Force travelled to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and key members of Congress to urge swift action to move forward with a long-term infrastructure spending package to address the country’s critical need for highway and bridge improvements.
Today, leaders at the American Trucking Associations congratulated Elaine Chao on being confirmed as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
Today, the American Trucking Associations announced it has named eleven executives to the federation’s Infrastructure Funding Task Force.
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States:
American Trucking Associations has asked the state of Rhode Island to provide information to the trucking industry about outreach the state has done to communities that are likely to be affected by an increase in truck traffic as a result of the state’s extortionary truck-only toll scheme.
In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking industry.
This week, incoming American Trucking Associations’ Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee on the impact of the freight provisions in last year’s highway bill.