American Trucking Associations President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Spear issued the following statement after an announcement by Rep Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, that he would not seek re-election this year:
“On behalf of the nation’s trucking industry, including more than 3.5 million professional drivers, I want to thank Chairman Shuster for his service in the cause of improving and modernizing our transportation system.
“Throughout his career, Chairman Shuster has been a champion for highway safety and the trucking industry, leading the charge for increased investment in the critical highway arteries that our trucks depend on to move the nation’s goods.
“Chairman Shuster has proven time and again that Congress can still tackle important problems. During his tenure, his Committee has led the way on moving bills through the process to actual enactment, and the trucking and freight industry are stronger for his work.
“As Congress and the President work to address our nation’s infrastructure this year, we intend to help Chairman Shuster cap an outstanding career leading the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”