ATA Meets with President Trump’s Transition Team
Donald Trump defeated Hilary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States, and American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear congratulated Trump on Wednesday.
Spear was optimistic, saying: “The American Trucking Associations congratulates President-elect Trump on his victory. During the campaign, he highlighted the need to create jobs, and recognized that improving our nation’s infrastructure is critical to strengthening the economy. As the industry that moves nearly 70 percent of our nation’s freight and is a key economic driver, we look forward to working with President-elect Trump on a host of issues, including long-term, sustainable infrastructure funding, tax reform and fair and free trade.”
Spear also noted that ATA has already begun working with Trumps transition team, saying: “We have already begun meeting with the Trump transition team, and look forward to working closely with the new administration on issues that will allow the trucking industry to continue to grow and move America forward.”
The election results aren’t expected to change the trucking industry’s relationship with congressional leaders as these key figures were re-elected. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gained new leadership, and this change may affect the ongoing negotiations trucking committees are having over the 34-hour restart controversy.