Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations - and its federation partners - congratulated Ray Martinez on his confirmation as the sixth head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement following reports that the White House is open to increasing the fuel tax to fund infrastructure:
Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the following in response to the White House’s released infrastructure proposal:
Today, it’s cold. This weekend, it is going to be cold. Snowy, icy, rainy and other inclement conditions are expected to hit regions across the U.S., causing travel delays and creating unsafe driving conditions. American Trucking Associations and the greater trucking industry asks motorists to practice safe driving habits and pay close attention to forecasts throughout the weekend.
Last month, American Trucking Associations and America’s Road Team brought attention to National Human Trafficking Awareness Month through several awareness initiatives. In February, ATA and America’s Road Team are joining Truckers Against Trafficking on Capitol Hill to continue bringing awareness to the issue, specifically emphasizing efforts to reduce demand.
Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address:
Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations called on policymakers to endorse its Build America Fund plan – a bold solution to fund the modernization of our deteriorating network of roads and bridges. ATA is the leading voice of the trucking industry, which employs 7.4 million men and women across the country and is the top employer in 29 states. In addition to moving more than 70% of the economy’s freight tonnage, trucking plays an essential role in maintaining America’s National Highway System through its support to the Highway Trust Fund.
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell for the first time since September, losing 5.7% in December. In December, the index equaled 142.9 (2000=100), down from 151.6 in November.
Today, the American Trucking Associations said it welcomed a proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor making it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to purchase high-quality, lower cost health insurance through expanded association health plans.
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after an announcement by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, that he would not seek re-election this year