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Beijing is building roads & bridges. America should take notice.

T here’s growing consensus among national security experts that China now poses the greatest, long-term strategic threat to United States. Evidence of this can be seen on multiple fronts, including ongoing trade disputes and China’s increasingly brazen spying efforts against the U.S. — often aimed at stealing intellectual property and corporate trade secrets. Clearly, Beijing has calculated that gaining an economic edge over the West is as critical as military might.

America’s Growing Infrastructure Crisis

This is America in 2019. In scenes like this across the country, bridges are literally collapsing before our eyes.

Most Recent Press Releases

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.1 Percent in May

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.1% in May after jumping 7% in April. In May, the index equaled 114 (2015=100) compared with 121.4 in April.

June 18, 2019

ATA Calls for Data Driven Approach to Transportation Reauthorization

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the nation’s preeminent trucking advocacy group is committed to working with lawmakers as they begin work on a transportation reauthorization bill.  Spear also spoke to the industry’s commitment to strengthen and grow the industry’s workforce, as well as to maintain fair and free trade. 

June 12, 2019

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.1 Percent in May

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.1% in May after jumping 7% in April. In May, the index equaled 114 (2015=100) compared with 121.4 in April.

June 18, 2019

ATA Calls for Data Driven Approach to Transportation Reauthorization

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the nation’s preeminent trucking advocacy group is committed to working with lawmakers as they begin work on a transportation reauthorization bill.  Spear also spoke to the industry’s commitment to strengthen and grow the industry’s workforce, as well as to maintain fair and free trade. 

June 12, 2019

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