They may not see eye to eye on everything, but NASSTRAC and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) are united in their opposition to highway privatization. In fact, NASSTRAC has become the first shipper organization to join a new group formed by the ATA to oppose the practice.
That group, Americans for a Strong National Highway Network, is a coalition of highway user groups working to combat the growing trend toward the lease or sale of toll roads, bridges, and tunnels to private investors. The coalition, which argues that maintaining the highway network is the government's responsibility, includes the American Automobile Association, the American Highway Users Alliance, and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
"We're working together," says Mike Regan, NASSTRAC's advocacy chairperson, noting that NASSTRAC's members rely heavily on highway transportation. "This is a true collaboration with our carriers to call attention to the need for adequate construction and maintenance of highways."