ATA members move roughly 69 percent of all federal agency freight, enabling the United States Government to achieve its mission objectives. ATA works on behalf of its members to support the competitiveness of government freight markets, to ensure that agencies implement and operate lean contracting processes, and that they recognize the importance of operational safety and productivity for motor carriers in transporting government freight.
Transportation of Civilian Govt. Freight
Establish and support motor carriers with information for contracts, policies, procurement methodologies, and audits for freight transportation services to civilian government agencies such as the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Transportation of Military Freight
Provide information and support for military freight transportation services. These include specific defense transportation regulations, procurement methodologies or contracts, and other transportation matters under DOD purview for general commodities as well as Transportation Protective Services (TPS).
Information on Govt. Traffic Meetings and Events
Information is provided to members about meetings related to government freight transportation for both civilian and military operations. Numerous forums throughout the year provide valuable information for opportunities to provide transportation services to government agencies.
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 overwhelmingly to adopt Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) as a means for carriers and brokers to meet the requirements expected in the agencies’ final rule, but also kept the door open for FAR contractors to adapt or devise their own program similar to TAT if desired.
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