American Trucking Associations Head Says Entrenched Ideologies Make Legislative Compromises Tougher to Reach

President Trump has helped jumpstart the conversation on infrastructure investment and modernizing the nation’s transportation network, but common-sense tactics prove that ongoing federal revenue generators need to be a part of the solution.

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear recently spoke to the Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition about this issue in light of policymakers pushing for more infrastructure investment.

The ATA has called for a 20-cent (over four years) increase in the federal fuel tax. This user fee, which was established to secure monies for the Highway Trust Fund, has not been raised in nearly 25 years.

Every day, Americans are able to enjoy the quality of life and safety they do — and our nation’s businesses are able to stay open — because of a national transportation system established decades ago by our forefathers.

The ATA is among a leading group of infrastructure advocates asking for increased investment in our country’s roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, public transportation, waterways and connectors.

ATA is a member of the ATM Coalition.

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