Trucking Issues

From safety to the environment and from the economy to engineering, American Trucking Associations is the leading authority on all of the issues facing the trucking industry.

RELATED TO: Highway Infrastructure & Funding

Overview & ATA's Position

ATA supports a federal highway program that is financed primarily by user fees, and which focuses on improving highway networks that are most critical to the movement of freight and interstate travel. A long-time supporter of the fuel tax as the primary source of revenue for highway improvements, ATA is opposed to the tolling of existing highways, weight-distance taxes/vehicle miles traveled fees, and other inefficient funding and financing mechanisms. We support a reformed federal truck size and weight regime that gives states more flexibility to authorize safer, cleaner, more productive vehicles, and that retains federal regulations designed to promote interstate commerce.​


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ATA Infrastructure Task Force Meets with Secretary Chao, Congressional Leaders

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.


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