Calls Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act a victory for trucking and nation
Arlington, Virginia – The American Trucking Associations, the largest and most comprehensive trade association representing every sector of the trucking industry, was in attendance at the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signing ceremony this afternoon at the White House. ATA has been an ardent advocate of greater federal infrastructure investment, having testified 24 times on Capitol Hill in the last five years on the need for Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to shore up America’s faltering roads and bridges.
ATA President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement after the signing ceremony:
“Roads and bridges are not political—we all drive on them. A majority in the House and Senate realized this truth and did what’s right for the country, not themselves.
“From farmers to truckers, the millions of hard-working people who make this country great won today. Those lawmakers who put their constituents before themselves have now cemented a lasting legacy that the American people will see, feel, and use for many decades to come.
“After countless hearings and meetings on Capitol Hill, ATA members will finally see the fruits of their labor—a 38% increase in road and bridge funding, and an infusion of highly-trained, younger talent into our workforce.”
Passage of a comprehensive infrastructure investment bill has long been a tier-one priority for the association, which is comprised of more than 34,000 motor carriers and industry suppliers across the United States. ATA says IIJA will bolster highway safety, make long-overdue investments in our nation’s road and bridge network, and help grow and strengthen trucking’s workforce by establishing new recruitment and training programs.