Trucking Issues

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Overview & ATA's Position

ATA is working to ensure government agencies establish a risk-based approach when designing and implementing highway and motor carrier security requirements. Our primary goal is to consolidate, harmonize and better coordinate multiple security requirements so that commercial drivers are not required to undergo and pay for multiple background checks, and carriers do not have to develop multiple security plans and training requirements when transporting certain types of cargo or operating in higher risk environments. Also, ATA has developed policies and programs to work on Cargo Theft with law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local level to reduce criminal activity, establish appropriate reporting mechanisms and increase penalties and sentencing guidelines on individuals involved in cargo theft.​

Latest News

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.

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