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ATA's Spear Tells Congress of Trucking's Commitment to Security

Today, in testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear underscored the trucking industry’s commitment to keeping the supply chain efficient and secure.

ATA Thanks Senators for Introducing Bill to Improve TWIC Program

Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked the leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation that would move the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program closer to a “one-stop shop” for security clearances, improving the efficiency and security of the industry.

ATA supports Partnership Efforts with Government Agencies to Combat Human Trafficking

ATA filed comments in December supporting the GSA/DOD proposed rule for Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contractors to meet certain requirements that would aid federal agencies in their fight against human trafficking. ATA’s Government Traffic Policy Committee (GTPC) voted to support initiatives such as Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) as a means for carriers and freight brokers to meet the requirements expected in the agencies’ final rule.

TWIC Still Valid to Access DOD Facilities

Recent media coverage has given the impression that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will no longer accept the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for access to DOD facilities. This is NOT accurate. The DOD announcement that was mad

TWIC Holders Get Discount When Applying for HME on CDL

Effective February 27, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is discounting the cost of a Security Threat Assessment (STA) for HazMat Endorsements (HME) to all holders of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). To qualify

Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda Published

On Monday, February 13, the Obama Administration published its 2012 Semi-annual regulatory agenda. ATA staff has reviewed this comprehensive agenda for 2012, which includes expected proposed and final rules from numerous federal agencies that regulate tru