Thursday, April 28, 2022

ATA endorses Gov. Kay Ivey’s re-election with new ad campaign


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, the Alabama Trucking Association’s political action committee TRUK PAC launched a statewide media buy in support of Gov. Kay Ivey’s reelection campaign.

The 30-second spot features Kelly Robinson, president of Service One Transport in Muscle Shoals,
Ala., who explains why she and many others in Alabama’s trucking industry are proud to stand with
Gov. Ivey. To view the ad, please visit

“From Day One, Gov. Ivey has supported hard-working Alabamians like truckers and small businesses
like mine,” said Robinson. “Trucking never stops no matter the challenge, not even during the
pandemic. Through that challenging season, we were able to do our jobs knowing that Gov. Ivey had
our backs. My family stands with Gov. Ivey and so does Alabama’s trucking industry.”

Greg Brown, Chairman of TRUK PAC and president of B.R. Williams in Oxford, Ala. added,
“Professional drivers deliver 86 percent of everything shipped in Alabama, and it’s important that
people know that this state is home to more than 110,000 people who work in trucking – that’s 1 in
15 jobs in the state. Fortunately, Gov. Ivey understands that trucking is essential to our economic
success and has worked with our industry to get more people into the industry so they can in turn
provide for their families. When an elected official keeps their word, provides strong leadership,
and produces positive results, they deserve our support and our vote. Gov.
Ivey has done just that.”

“The trucking industry is vital to our state’s economy and touches virtually every aspect of our
daily lives. Whether you’re going to the pharmacy to pick up medication or to the supermarket to
buy groceries – those goods are all there because a hard-working professional driver got
them there. Our truckers support us – literally putting the food on our tables – and it’s

important that we support them too,” Ivey said. “For professional drivers to be successful, they
need to have access to safe, dependable

infrastructure – that’s why my administration will continue making historic investments into our
state’s roads and bridges. I thank the Alabama Trucking Association for their endorsement and all
that our state’s truckers do to ensure we have the resources on which we depend.”

ATA Chairman of the Board Will Bruser who is also president and CEO of TruckWorx in Birmingham
highlighted a series of accomplishments Gov. Ivey spearheaded that has bolstered the trucking
industry, “New training for truckers to combat human trafficking; safety guidelines allowing 18- to
20-year-olds to earn their CDL and drive intrastate; fixing Alabama’s roads and bridges; tax cuts
for small businesses and individuals; regulatory relief during the pandemic; liability protection
from frivolous lawsuits; and historic investments to build trucking’s future workforce. The list of
Gov. Ivey’s accomplishments is long, and we still have much to do with her steering Alabama


The Alabama Trucking Association supports and promotes the trucking industry through advocacy,
training, and the successful implementation of programs including the ATA Comp Fund, Safety &
Maintenance Management Council, TRUK PAC, and the ATA Foundation.