ATA Welcomes LEAD ATA Class to Washington for Congressional Visits


ATA Welcomes LEAD ATA Class to Washington for Congressional Visits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Elisabeth Barna

June 22, 2016

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ATA Welcomes LEAD ATA Class to Washington for Congressional Visits
 Program Hopes to Connect Future Industry Leaders with Policymakers

 

Washington – Today, American Trucking Associations welcomed the 2015-16 class of LEAD ATA to the nation’s capital for a round of congressional visits and discussions with ATA’s legislative experts.  

 

“As a former governor, I can tell you, there’s nothing more persuasive than hearing from engaged, active constituents,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “Our hope is that by coming here to Washington, these LEAD ATA participants will not just educate their representatives this week, but continue the dialogue on behalf of ATA and this industry for many years to come.”

 

Before meeting with their representatives, LEAD ATA participants are speaking to staff from ATA’s Capitol Hill office about a wide variety of topics ranging from the legislative process and the importance of committee appointments, to how to educate lawmakers and the value of grassroots engagement. As the first LEAD ATA class to convene during a presidential election cycle, this year’s participants have a unique opportunity to engage with congressional leaders during a critical time in the country’s history.

 

“We’ve spent time over the course of this year teaching the LEAD ATA class about ATA and its efforts on Capitol Hill. Now, they’ll have an opportunity to put some of their new tools to use in order to advance trucking’s legislative agenda,” said ATA Vice Chairman Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc.. “Learning about how to effectively communicate your message on Capitol Hill, to me, is critical, because what happens in Washington can have a real impact on a business’s bottom line.”

 

LEAD ATA, sponsored by PeopleNet, is a one-year program created to involve the trucking industry’s best and brightest and prepare them to become our leaders of tomorrow. Participants will gain real-world experience and in-depth industry insights not available through any other program. Interested trucking industry professionals can apply online for consideration as part of next year’s class of LEAD ATA.

 

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on FacebookTrucking Moves America Forward.

 

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American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on FacebookTrucking Moves America Forward