The National Tank Truck Carriers’ board of directors has approved $47,500 in strategic donations over the next five years to six organizations: Trucking Moves America Forward, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, the American Trucking Associations Litigation Center, the Virginia Trucking Association, the Oregon Trucking Association, and the Federal Excise Tax Repeal Coalition.
NTTC committed funds to three nationwide efforts over multiple years: the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, which fights to protect existing interstates from new tolls, Trucking Moves America Forward, which promotes the trucking industry’s safety and community service works, and the American Trucking Associations Litigation Center, which pools trucking industry resources to advance the industry through the court system and intervenes in cases where the trucking industry’s interests are threatened. NTTC will also make a one-time contribution to Modernize the Truck Fleet, the National Auto Dealer Association’s Federal Excise Tax repeal coalition.
“The NTTC’s strategic funding initiatives underscore the importance of unity within the varied segments of trucking,” said NTTC President Dan Furth. “We’re extremely pleased to extend our commitments on the industry’s image and anti-tolling campaigns. We’re also excited to show our support to the overall trucking federation by helping ATA’s litigation center and our state friends within the TAEC community.”
NTTC will also support the Virginia Trucking Association’s effort fighting against tolls on Interstate 81--especially truck-only tolls--and the Oregon Trucking Association’s fight against state environmental laws that would undermine the US EPA’s role as a nationwide environmental regulator for actors who operate in interstate commerce, like truck drivers.
“As the Chair of a nationwide association and the former Chair of a state trucking association, I know that what happens in one state can have consequences for everyone else that travels through the state,” said John Whittington, NTTC chairman and vice-president of Grammer Industries. “When state issues have nationwide effects, it’s critical that the national associations step up. I’m honored that NTTC did so during my tenure.”