About the Organization

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.


The Affiliates are trucking trade associations having their own direct membership, but with a formal relationship recognizing ATA as the national representative for legislative, regulatory and political matters. The Affiliates include all 50 state trucking associations, plus two national trade associations. The national trade associations pay ATA an affiliation fee. On the other hand, a prerequisite to motor carrier membership in ATA is membership in at least one state trucking association. Find a State association here

Trucking Association Executives Council


The Trucking Association Executives Council (TAEC) is comprised of staff executives of state trucking associations and conferences affiliated with the American Trucking Associations. The purpose of TAEC is to promote the trucking industry; to contribute to the improvement of the associations and organizations established to serve the trucking industry; and to advance the professional stature and capabilities of the managers and executives of such associations.

The full TAEC meets at least twice a year; at the TAEC Annual Summer Meeting and in the fall in conjunction with the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition. Additionally, the TAEC and state trucking associations are divided into four geographical regions that meet separately once or twice a year. Find a list of state associations here

ATA Liaison:
John Lynch, SVP, Federation Relations & Industry Affairs
(703) 838-1954

American Transportation Research Institute

American Transportation Research Institute

The American Transportation Research Institute and its predecessor organization the ATA Foundation have been engaged in critical transportation studies and operational tests since 1954. ATRI, part of the American Trucking Associations Federation, is organized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research trust headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. ATRI's primary mission is to conduct and support research in the field, with an emphasis on the trucking industry's essential role in a safe, efficient and viable transportation system.

Contact ATRI:
American Transportation Research Institute
(770) 432-0628

National Tank Truck Carriers

National Tank Truck Carriers Logo

National Tank Truck Carriers represents the interests of the tank truck industry throughout North America. Since being founded in 1945 in Washington, D.C., NTTC is committed to improving the tank truck industry’s safety through advocacy and education. Ryan Streblow is NTTC’s President & CEO.

Truckload Carriers Association

Truckload Carriers Association logo

A former Conference of ATA, the Truckload Carriers Association is the national trade association whose focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. John Lyboldt is the TCA President.

The Federation

ATA is a three-legged federation; consisting of 50 affiliated state trucking associations, industry-related conferences/councils, and the ATA professional staff.

Together, the ATA Federation represents roughly 35,000 member companies before the legislative, regulatory, and judiciary branches of state and federal government.

ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.


Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.


For Trucking Professionals looking to access professional development opportunities, develop industry best practices and be players in delivering technical advice to ATA policy committees.