American Trucking Associations has asked the state of Rhode Island to provide information to the trucking industry about outreach the state has done to communities that are likely to be affected by an increase in truck traffic as a result of the state’s extortionary truck-only toll scheme.
In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking industry.
This week, incoming American Trucking Associations’ Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee on the impact of the freight provisions in last year’s highway bill.
Today, American Trucking Associations officials said they were pleased that a federal court ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers as a piggybank to finance unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System.
Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide trucking image and education movement, applauds the U.S. Congress for passing a long-term highway funding bill. The critical legislation, which President Obama signed into law on Friday, December 4, ensures increased safety and efficiency for professional truck drivers and motorists alike.
For years, securing passage of a long-term highway bill has been a top priority for ATA and its members. That goal was met on December 4 when President Obama signed the FAST Act – a five-year bill with $281 billion in guaranteed funding for the nation’s roads, bridges and other surface transportation needs. ATA will now vigilantly monitor the bill’s implementation, because it contains a great deal of important items for trucking.
Today, the American Trucking Associations praised the House of Representatives for passing a long-term highway bill that will take important steps to improve highway safety and efficiency and urged congressional leaders to quickly move the bill to the President's desk.
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves praised the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a long-term highway bill and urged House leaders to take the next step quickly.
A new national poll released today found strong support for federal investment in highway infrastructure.
Today, following the Senate’s passage of a long-term highway bill, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: