On March 23, representatives from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) met with President Trump and Vice President Pence to discuss issues relating to trucking, transportation and infrastructure. The ATA group included Chris Spear, President and CEO, Kevin Birch, Chairman, James Burg, Co-Chair of ATA Infrastructure Funding Task Force and HELP Inc. board member, and others including 12 drivers and 11 CEOs.
This is the first time the ATA has been able to have trucks on the White House grounds for an event of this magnitude. The ATA’s Interstate One and their Share the Road tractor hooked up to a Trucking Moves America Forward decaled trailer, were positioned in front of the White House. Members of ATA’s Infrastructure Task Force and America’s Road Team Captains had the opportunity to discuss issues ranging from health care to infrastructure funding and began a long-term dialogue in helping the President build a stronger, truck-friendly economy.
“I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes alone with the President in the Oval Office and told him we are willing to support him with our vast grassroots network,” said Spear. “He was pleased to learn that the trucking industry has someone in every congressional district and that we are well positioned and willing to help.”
A short video highlights the exciting day for ATA and the entire industry: