ATA disappointed by President Obama’s State of the Union address

Avatar photo

ARLINGTON, Va. – Industry leaders with the American Trucking Associations expressed their disappointment in President Obama today.

According to the ATA, President Obama failed to expand on his plan for a well-funded, long term highway bill in his State of the Union address.

“Just mentioning infrastructure is not a solution to our nation’s critical needs, and by simply bringing the topic up without details President Obama missed an opportunity to underscore the critical role our highway system plays in our economic well being,” said ATA president and CEO Bill Graves. “Now is the time, with the Highway Trust Fund set to go bankrupt in May, to show vision and leadership and most importantly, find funding, to keep that from happening. The trucking industry calls on the President and Congress to end this unnecessary uncertainty by funding our nation’s infrastructure and passing a new highway bill.”

The trucking industry was represented by ATA first vice chairman Pat Thomas at the State of the Union address last night.

Avatar photo

Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.


  • Is anyone besides the trucking industry really surprised at Obama’s lack of leadership? I’m a Canadian in the transportation industry. From this side of the border, it couldn’t be anymore apparent that the US of A is a trillion dollars in debt. Just wait it out. Obama term will be over and your country can begin the rebuilding process. By the way, who was the other Obama who hurt the United States? Hmmmm…