Leaders of the American Trucking Associations and members of ATA’s elite team of professional drivers, America’s Road Team, are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss the trucking industry and health care.
“It is an honor to be invited to the White House and to meet with the president,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We look forward to telling our story a story of how trucks move 70% of our nation’s freight safely and efficiently, touching every aspect of our economy, including our health care system. This is a tremendous opportunity for our members and drivers to talk about how the health care debate impacts them and their ability to move America’s goods.”
Joining Spear at the meeting are 10 leading ATA members:
ATA Chairman Kevin Burch president Jet Express Inc
Jim Burg president and CEO James Burg Trucking Co
David Congdon CEO Old Dominion Freight Line
Mike Ducker president and CEO FedEx Freight
Eric Fuller, CEO, U.S. Xpress Inc
Neal Kedzie president, Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
Rich McArdle president UPS Freight
Dennis Nash, CEO, Kenan Advantage Group
Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO, Crete Carrier Corp
John Smith, chairman, CRST International Inc
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Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist, provides an update on the driver shortage in the trucking industry, which is seeing high turnover rates and the need for approximately 40,000 drivers.
by Chris Devers