About ATA

American Trucking Associations is the largest and most comprehensive national trade association for the trucking industry.

Overview

ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. We are an 86-year old federation with state trucking association affiliates in all 50 states. We represent ever sector of the industry, from LTL to truckload, agriculture and livestock to auto haulers, and from large motor carriers to small mom-and-pop operations. 

ATA leverages the strength and size of our membership in order to develop, advocate, and advance innovative research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability. As the recognized leader in truck transportation advocacy, we diligently educate and guide policymakers at all levels of government about the essential role that trucking plays in the economy. 

ATA is focused on achieving bottom-line results for our members. We are here to provide them with the answers, advice and tools they need to grow and support their trucking businesses. Our staff is comprised of subject matter experts that are available to advise and support each employee within our member companies.

ATA's members are organized into various policy committees, an Executive Committee and Board of Directors, in addition to its numerous councils, conferences and affiliated groups. To learn more, visit our Organization Overview page.