ATA members and elite drivers have President’s ear

Trump meets with trucking professionals at the White House

Posted March 27, 2017

In a meeting at the White House with trucking executives and select, elite commercial drivers, President Trump discussed issues affecting motor carriers including health care.

Members of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and ATA’s America’s Road Team Captains met with the President on March 23rd to deliver a policy message. According to ATA President and CEO Chris Spear, the trucking industry is the backbone of the nation’s economy. Spear indicated that the Affordable Care Act needs to be replaced in order to reduce the burdens it places on trucking employees and their families. The Affordable Care Act is not affordable, said Spear.

ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, President of Jet Express Inc., indicated that the trucking industry stands behind the Administration as it works to solve the country’s health care challenges and looks forward to partnering with President Trump in his efforts to improve the nation’s highways.

Don Logan, a professional truck driver from Eskridge, Kansas, told President Trump that drivers are feeling the weight of the numerous regulations placed on them, their companies, and those they serve. He stated that professional drivers stand behind the Administration’s efforts to improve the current health care law.

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