Provides member input to ATA leadership and Office of Public Affairs in their efforts to improve the image of the trucking industry and enhance ATA’s communications with its members, the news media and the general public and to develop communications strategies for ATA policy and legislative initiatives. The committee monitors the Good stuff. Trucks Bring It national trucking industry image campaign and the administration of ATA’s top outreach programs: Share the Road, America’s Road Team, and National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. – ATA staff liaison: Elisabeth Barna.
Directs ATA’s activities on environmental and energy matters including air pollution rules, vehicle emission standards, anti-idling and diesel engine retrofit measures, fuel standards, hazardous waste issues, storm water and vehicle washing requirements, fuel storage, and energy efficiency improvements. Membership includes trucking company executives, attorneys, senior environmental and energy managers, and state trucking association executives. It currently has one working group: Fuel Efficiency Working Group. – ATA staff liaison: Glen Kedzie.
Is responsible for developing ATA policy governing the transportation of hazardous materials. Committee members provide direct input on ATA's comments to the executive agencies and help develop position papers for use in ATA's lobbying efforts. The current agenda includes implementation of hazardous materials safety and security initiatives, harmonization of international standards governing the transportation of hazardous materials, and ensuring uniform regulations to promote the safe, secure and efficient transportation of these critical materials. The committee receives additional support from the Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council’s hazardous materials committee. – ATA staff liaison: Megan Bush.
Is responsible for considering and recommending policies and actions on all issues relating to highways and bridges, highway access, commercial vehicle size and weight, Intelligent Vehicle System technology and highway user fees, tolls and taxes that impact the efficient movement of commercial truck traffic on the nation’s highways. – ATA staff liaison: Darrin Roth.
Addresses legal, legislative and regulatory issues related to labor and the financial operations of trucking companies. Issues within the committee’s jurisdiction include: independent contractor classification, workers’ compensation, ergonomics, insurance and risk management, driver shortage, tort reform, transportation contract matters, transportation brokers, cargo liability, and multi-employer pension plan reform. The Committee receives support from the National Accounting & Finance Council and the Safety and Loss Prevention Council for research, analysis and policy development. – ATA staff liaison: Rich Pianka.
Is responsible for developing ATA policy on driver, carrier and hazardous materials and occupational safety and health issues. The current agenda includes hours of service, electronic on-board recorders, CDL regulatory and program changes, improvements to the medical certification program, hazardous materials program issues, speed related initiatives and Safestat improvements. It has one standing subcommittee: Hours of Service. The Committee also receives support from the Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council for research, analysis and policy development. – ATA staff liaison: Sean Garney.
Is responsible for developing ATA policy relating to federal and state taxes affecting the trucking industry. The Committee addresses business taxes, such as corporate income and franchise taxes, excise taxes, estate taxes, sales and use taxes and license fees. In addition, the Committee considers operating taxes such as fuel taxes, tire taxes, vehicle registration fees and heavy-vehicle use taxes. The Committee coordinates with the Highway Policy Committee on highway user fee and tax issues. The Committee receives support from the National Accounting & Finance Council for research, analysis and policy development. – ATA staff liaison: Robert Pitcher.
Develops and recommends ATA policy on issues related to information technology, vehicle engineering and design, intelligent transportation systems, telecommunications, and related topics. The Committee oversees the efforts of ATA staff in these areas as they respond to federal government legislation, rulemakings, and other actions. The Committee has two advisory groups, The Technical Advisory Group and the Technology & Maintenance Council and one working group, Fuel Efficiency Working Group. – ATA staff liaison: Ted Scott
The Small Carrier Committee (SCC) is an advisory committee to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA). The mission of the SCC is to focus ATA leadership and staff on the needs, attitudes, influence, and political strengths of the ATA small carrier constituency; to recognize the importance of small carriers to ATA and thetrucking industry in general; and, to identify and advance issues, programs, and services that will assist small carriers. - ATA staff liaison: John Lynch
TThis committee acts as ATA’s clearinghouse for all strategy related to the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies. The committee directs ATA’s advocacy efforts regarding all issues pertaining to transportation security and international trade via commercial motor vehicle. Current issues include the NAFTA border opening, customs automation, driver immigration, security background credentialing, and trusted trader programs. The Committee also receives support from the Transportation Security Council’s homeland security committee for research, analysis and policy development. – ATA staff liaison: Megan Bush