Advocate

It's our job to ensure lawmakers understand the trucking industry and enact policies that support its future.

Trucks are the backbone of the American economy and central to our way of life. Anytime the government makes a decision that affects trucking, the impact is felt by everyday consumers and the millions of businesses that could not exist without trucks.

"Throughout our lives, we rely on a multitude of goods and services to prosper as individuals and as a nation. But no industry is more central to that story than trucking."


Chris Spear, President and CEO of American Trucking Associations

American Trucking Associations is an 86-year old federation and the largest national trade organization advocating for America's trucking industry, with affiliates in all 50 states. Together, our federation represents more than 34,000 motor carriers and suppliers, covering every sector of the industry -- from LTL to Truckload, agriculture & livestock to auto haulers, and from large fleets on down to the independent contractor and small family-run operations.

“When they screw with one of us, they screw with all of us. I am so privileged to be part of this great federation.”

Chris Maxwell, President of the RI Trucking Association

Our federation has members in every single Congressional district and delivers to every U.S. community. More than 80% of communities nationwide rely solely on trucks to move their goods. 

Go further:

Blog Post: Stopping a New Truck-Only VMT Tax Scheme in Congress