ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Leaders of American Trucking Associations on Wednesday asked members of the conference committee currently negotiating on the highway bill to address several critical issues for the trucking industry.
“The trucking industry has consistently delivered for members of congress who have asked for our support in advancing a long-term surface transportation bill; so now it is time for those leaders to deliver for trucking,” ATA Chairman Dan England, chairman of C.R. England, Salt Lake City, said. “Trucks move more than two-thirds of the nation's goods, and we need help from our elected leaders to continue improving our industry's impressive record on safety and efficiency.”
ATA's call follows a letter from ATA President and CEO Bill Graves to Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. John Mica and their fellow conferees outlining the priorities of the trucking industry group.
Among those priorities:
“ATA has been a consistent supporter of passing a long-term highway bill,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “These provisions will advance the safety and efficiency of our highway system and bolster our still-recovering economy.”
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