Trucking Advocacy

It's our job to ensure lawmakers understand the trucking industry and advance policies that support its future.

The trucking industry depends on smart, data-driven government policies that enable motor carriers to keep the U.S. economy rolling safely and efficiently. The American Trucking Associations is proud to be the industry's leading voice on Capitol Hill and across the federal regulatory agencies, ensuring our nation's top policymakers have the necessary understanding to make sound decisions that support our member companies.

ATA is an 86-year-old national federation with affiliates in all 50 states and a footprint in every congressional district. We represent more than 37,000 motor carriers, moving & storage companies, and trucking suppliers throughout the country, comprising every segment of the  industry -- from truckload to LTL; agriculture and livestock to fuel and auto haulers; and large fleets on down to the independent contractor and small, family-run operations.

ATA's subject matter experts, Capitol Hill staff and national network of grassroots advocates work around the clock to educate Members of Congress and federal regulators on how specific issues impact our ability to meet the economy's freight demands. After all, if you bought it, a truck brought it. And without a viable trucking industry, our economy would come to a grinding halt within days.


The Issues

The trucking industry is affected by a broad range of public policies. As a member-driven organization, ATA's official policy positions are decided by our member companies through a formal committee process. Policy committees are made up of companies of all sizes focused on specific truckling-related issues, including:

Agriculture & Food


Cross-Border & Trade

Energy & Environment

Government Freight

Hazardous Material

Highway Infrastructure & Funding


Labor & Workforce

Risk Management



Tax & Registration

Technology & Engineering