Trucking's biggest lobby, the American Trucking Associations, has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.
In a statement, ATA president and CEO Chris Spear expressed a desire to work with his administration to improve the economy and the nation’s infrastructure.
“During the campaign, he highlighted the need to create jobs, and recognized that improving our nation's infrastructure is critical to strengthening the economy,” said Spear. “As the industry that moves nearly 70% 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.”
As the President-elect assembles his Administration in the coming months to prepare for taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, ATA noted that it has already begun to work with Trump.
“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,” said Spear.