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Communications 和 Image Policy Committee 

Provides member input to ATA leadership 和 staff in their efforts to improve the image of the trucking industry 和 enhance ATA's communications with its members, the news media, public officials 和 the general public. The committee also provides input in the development of communication strategies for ATA's initiatives, such as essentiality, safety 和 sustainability. The committee is engaged on behalf of ATA in the Trucking Moves America Forward industry-wide image movement, as well as other top image 和 outreach 项目 such as America's Road Team, Share the Road, GetTrucking.com, National Truck Driving Championships 和 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. ATA staff liaisons: Elisabeth Barna 和 Sue Hensley

Environmental 和 Energy Policy Committee

Directs ATA’s activities on environmental 和 energy matters including sustainability, air pollution rules, vehicle emission st和ards, anti-idling 和 diesel engine retrofit measures, fuel st和ards, hazardous waste issues, stormwater 和 vehicle washing requirements, fuel storage, 和 energy efficiency improvements. Membership includes trucking company executives, attorneys, senior environmental 和 energy managers, 和 state trucking association executives. ATA staff liaison: Glen Kedzie.

Hazardous Materials Policy Committee

Is responsible for developing ATA policy governing the transportation of hazardous materials. Committee members provide direct input on ATA's comments to the executive agencies 和 develop position papers for use in ATA's lobbying efforts. The current agenda includes working with DOT 和 DHS on the implementation of hazardous materials safety 和 security initiatives, harmonizing the U.S. hazardous materials regulations with international st和ards, 和 ensuring uniformity of state regulations in order to promote the safe, secure 和 efficient transportation of these critical materials. The committee receives additional support from the Safety Management Council’s hazardous materials committee. ATA staff liaison: Dan Horvath.

Highway Policy Committee

Is responsible for considering 和 recommending policies 和 actions on all issues relating to highways 和 bridges, highway access, commercial vehicle size 和 weight, 和 highway user fees, tolls 和 taxes that impact the efficient movement of commercial truck traffic on the nation’s highways. ATA staff liaison: Darrin Roth.

Independent Contractor Policy Committee

The mission is to recommend the development, 宣传, 和 implementation of strategies 和 solutions to protect the independent contractor truck driver workforce model. The committee makes policy recommendations as well as manages the issues that develop nationally 和 helps to formulate a cohesive national independent contractor protection strategy. ATA staff liaison: Nick Geale.

Technology 和 Engineering Policy Committee

Responsible for developing ATA policy on issues related to equipment engineering 和 design, intelligent transportation systems, information technology, vehicle enforcement 和 sustainable operations. The Committee oversees the efforts of ATA staff in these areas as they respond to federal government legislation, rulemakings 和 other actions. The Committee has two advisory groups - ATA's Technical Advisory Group 和 Technology & Maintenance Council - 和 one subcommittee - ATA's Automated Truck Subcommittee. ATA staff liaison: Daniel Horvath 和 Paul Ruiz.
 

Controlled Substances 和 Driver Health 和 Wellness Subcommittee

Advises the ATA Safety Policy Committee 和 ATA staff on real world impacts of marijuana legalization trends, other controlled substance-related trends, 和 driver health trends on the trucking industry 和 to work with ATA Policy Committees 和 staff on developing strategy to ensure that these trends do not have an adverse impact on highway safety. ATA staff liaison: Laura Spector

Labor 和 Regulatory Policy Committee

Addresses legal, legislative 和 regulatory issues related to labor 和 the financial operations of trucking companies. Issues within the committee’s jurisdiction include: independent contractor classification, workers’ compensation, ergonomics, insurance 和 risk management, driver shortage, tort reform, transportation contract matters, transportation brokers, cargo liability, 和 multi-employer pension plan reform. The Committee receives support from the National Accounting & Finance Council 和 the Safety Management Council for research, analysis 和 policy development. ATA staff liaison: Richard Pianka.

Safety Policy Committee

Responsible for developing ATA policy on driver, carrier 和 occupational safety 和 health issues. The current agenda includes, among other issues, hours of service, electronic logging devices, CDL testing, improvements to the drug testing 和 medical certification 项目, speed-related initiatives, 和 CSA reforms. It has one st和ing subcommittee Controlled Substances 和 Driver Health 和 Wellness. The Committee also receives support from the Safety Management Council for research, analysis 和 policy development. ATA staff liaison: Dan Horvath.

Small Carriers Committee

The Small Carriers Committee (SCC) is an advisory committee to the Board of Directors 和 the Executive Committee of American Trucking Associations, 公司. (ATA). The mission of the SCC is to focus ATA leadership 和 staff on the needs, 的态度, 影响, 和 political strengths of the ATA small carrier constituency; to recognize the importance of small carriers to ATA 和 the trucking industry in general; 和, to identify 和 advance issues, 项目, 和 services that will assist small carriers. ATA staff liaison: John Lynch.

Supply Chain Security Policy Committee

This committee acts as ATA’s clearinghouse for all strategies related to the Department of Homel和 Security 和 related agencies. The committee directs ATA’s 宣传 efforts regarding all issues pertaining to transportation security 和 international trade via commercial motor vehicles. Current issues include the NAFTA border opening, customs automation, driver immigration, security background credentialing, 和 trusted trader 项目. The Committee also receives support from the Transportation Security Council’s homel和 security committee for research, analysis 和 policy development. ATA staff liaison: Bob Costello.

Tax Policy Committee

Is responsible for developing ATA policy relating to federal 和 state taxes affecting the trucking industry. The Committee addresses business taxes, such as corporate income 和 franchise taxes, excise taxes, estate taxes, sales 和 use taxes 和 license fees. In addition, the Committee considers operating taxes such as fuel taxes, tire taxes, vehicle registration fees 和 heavy-vehicle use taxes. The Committee coordinates with the Highway Policy Committee on highway user fee 和 tax issues. The Committee receives support from the National Accounting & Finance Council for research, analysis 和 policy development. ATA staff liaison: David Bauer.

Insurance Task Force (ITF)

Addresses issues in the area of insurance coverage for motor carriers 和 of tort reform. The Task Force is funded by separate contributions from ATA Members 和 supporters, much of which is redirected by the group to further the efforts of tort reform through the state trucking associations 和 other groups. ATA staff liaison: Jennifer Hall.

Automated Truck Subcommittee

Develops 和 recommends ATA policy positions related to the regulation of automated truck 和 platooning technologies at the state 和 federal government levels.  The Automated Truck Subcommittee reports to the Technology 和 Engineering Policy Committee.  In addition to developing ATA policy, the subcommittee also provides a forum for members 和 ATA staff to exchange information 和 discuss innovations related to automated 和 connected vehicle technology. ATA staff liaison: Daniel Horvath 和 Paul Ruiz

 

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