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  • Fleet reps tout U.S. tax cuts

    April 12, 2018 4:11PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from three carriers belonging to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) visited the White House Rose Garden today, touting tax relief under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The executives and employees from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier

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    American trucking head calls for infrastructure spending

    December 21, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – The head of the American Trucking Associations has called on the U.S. government to invest more in highway infrastructure to help the trucking industry keep up with growing demand for freight transportation services.

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    ATA leader applauds Trump plans

    November 10, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ORLANDO, FL – The U.S. Trump Administration clearly has a friend in America’s trucking industry.
    Chris Spear, president and Chief Executive Officer of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), delivered a wide-ranging state of the industry address at an annual meeting today – promoting everything from proposed tax reforms to a pending mandate for Electronic Logging Devices, and Trump’s commitment to raise funds for infrastructure.
    In the past year, the group has met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and all 10 House and Senate Committee leaders and ranking members. But a clear highlight, demonstrated through pictures around the convention hall, was an appearance at the White House with 12 America’s Road Team captains.
    “ATA in now fully engaged in reforming our country’s decaying tax laws,” he added, referring to the associations hosting a recent meeting with Trump in Pennsylvania. Citing trucks as “the barometer for the nation’s economy”, Trump at that meeting introduced a proposal for a 20% cut in corporate tax rates and eliminating estate taxes.

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    Trucking a key to autonomous vehicles: Spear

    February 28, 2017 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    PHOENIX, AZ — According to president and CEO Chris Spear, the American Trucking Associations has “shaped the interstate highway system” in the 84 years since its inception, something that needs to continue during the Trump administration.

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    Spear attacks lawmakers, pledges action

    October 4, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, NV – The president and Chief Executive Officer of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) launched a blistering attack on the record of U.S. lawmakers on Monday, pledging to take action on issues ranging from taxation to Hours of Service.