Trucking, railroad groups join forces
Aug 1, 2003 12:00 PM
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reached a joint lobbying accord June 26, 2003, with ATA agreeing not to seek federal permission to run heavier trucks for at least the next six years.
In a joint announcement, the trade groups said they plan to promote mutually beneficial issues such as increasing security, expediting border-crossing clearance, and expanding intermodal truck-rail terminals.
“It is essential that the two organizations also seek to focus their efforts on common legislative and policy goals in order to meet the challenges facing the entire United States freight network,” the groups said in a statement.
The Washington Post reported that the groups will also work to mitigate costly environmental rules.
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