NEW YORK — The American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry's main trade group, spent $428,070 lobbying the federal government in the fourth-quarter, according to a disclosure report.
That's up from $413,985 in the third-quarter of last year, but down from a year ago, when the group spent $473,593.
The group lobbied the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Office on issues including global warming, air quality, transportation security and hazardous materials transports.
The ATA also weighed in on a number of issues that affect its members, including fuel supply and cost, taxes, highway funding, diesel emission legislation, truck drivers shortage issues, pension reform and transportation budget appropriations. ATA members include FedEx, UPS, Werner Enterprises Inc. and YRC Worldwide Inc.
Among those lobbying for the group were Bill Graves, CEO of the ATA and Timothy P. Lynch, the ATA's senior vice president.
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