Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Alabama trucking execs in Washington D.C. to promote industry

This week a delegation of Alabama fleet owners and executives was in Washington D.C. promoting the industry to state Members of Congress, key congressional staff, federal regulators, fellow industry leaders, and American Trucking Associations staff.

The group discussed legislation and regulations currently affecting the industry. Atop the list were infrastructure improvement and funding and corporate tax reform.

ATA president Frank Filgo says the trip was made possible through the American Trucking Associations’ Call on Washington Program, which allows state affiliate members to meet directly with lawmakers and key regulatory officials to network and learn more about the nation’s political and lawmaking process.

“This trip is an outstanding opportunity for our Association’s leadership to become more aware of and involved in the effort to shape key industry policy,” Filgo said. “This week, we have meetings scheduled with several of our state’s Congressional delegation. Our goal is to ensure that Alabama’s trucking industry is well represented in Washington, and our wants and needs are considered when making policy. Hopefully, our efforts will help make the industry better, safer and stronger.”

Alabama’s Call on Washington delegation included: ATA Chairman of the Board Terry Kilpatrick, Billy Barnes Enterprises; ATA Vice Chairman Fenn Church, Church Transportation & Logistics; Alabama State Vice President to the American Trucking Associations Greg Brown, B.R. Williams Trucking, Inc.; Wayne Watkins, President of Watkins Trucking Co.; Scott White, AMX; Collins White, AMX; Jeff Colman, Coleman Worldwide Moving; Barry McGriff, McGriff Tire Co.; Harold Sumerford, Jr., J&M Tank Lines; Gary Bond, National Bank of Commerce; Buck Moore, Buddy Moore Trucking; Joe Donald, Baggett Transportation Co.; Daniel Wright, Wright Transportation; Wesley Dunn, RangeWay Carriers, LLC.; Danny Smith, UPS; and Jamie Hammons, American Trucking Associations.