Press Release

ATA Statement on Reported Rail Labor Deal

Sep 15, 2022

Washington – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear congratulated the nation’s freight railroads and their unions on reaching a deal and averting a potentially economically catastrophic strike.

“Our supply chain is entirely interdependent, making the potential for a nationwide rail stoppage a serious threat to our nation’s economic and national security,” Spear said. “We applaud both sides for reaching a tentative agreement that averts this outcome and permits our supply chain to continue climbing out of this COVID-induced rut.”

Last week, Spear sent a letter to Capitol Hill warning of the risks of a nationwide rail strike.