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Tax Reform Delivers for Trucking and the American Economy

By Chris Spear, President and CEO of American Trucking Associations Apple made big headlines this week as it announced a $350 billion investment in its U.S. operations, thanks in part to the historic tax reform package that was enacted just before the end of the year.

Why automated vehicle technology holds enormous potential — for truckers and the motoring public

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear testified before a Senate committee yesterday on the potential of automated truck safety technology, as the committee prepares legislation to regulate the testing & deployment of automated vehicles.

Most Recent Press Releases

ATA Statement on Infrastructure Impasse

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today, after talks between the Trump Administration and Democratic leaders in Congress over infrastructure funding failed to reach a concrete plan for moving forward:

May 22, 2019

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 7.4 Percent in April

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 7.4% in April after decreasing 2% in March. In April, the index equaled 121.8 (2015=100) compared with 113.4 in March.

May 21, 2019

Trucking Cheers U.S. Agreement with Mexico, Canada to Lift Tariffs

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement today, following news that the Trump Administration had reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries, and for the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries:

May 17, 2019

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ATA Statement on Infrastructure Impasse

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today, after talks between the Trump Administration and Democratic leaders in Congress over infrastructure funding failed to reach a concrete plan for moving forward:

May 22, 2019

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 7.4 Percent in April

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 7.4% in April after decreasing 2% in March. In April, the index equaled 121.8 (2015=100) compared with 113.4 in March.

May 21, 2019

Trucking Cheers U.S. Agreement with Mexico, Canada to Lift Tariffs

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement today, following news that the Trump Administration had reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries, and for the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries:

May 17, 2019

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