ARLINGTON, Va., July 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,
drivers from several American Trucking Associations member
companies were guests of President Trump as part of the White
House's "Salute to America" Independence Day celebration.
"Our members and drivers are continuing to keep our nation
moving despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,"
said ATA President and CEO Chris
Spear. "While we as a country take time to celebrate our
freedoms today, we appreciate that Americans – from the president
on down – are continuing to recognize our industry's important role
in supporting our frontline responders, while continuing to deliver
to stores, homes and markets across the country."
Drivers from nine ATA member companies were part of the White
House's event honoring the efforts of frontline workers during the
ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Baylor Trucking Inc. – Steffen
- Cargo Transporters Inc. – Richard
- Holland – Herschel Evans;
- J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. – Rodney Taggart;
- J & M Tank Lines Inc. – Darrien
- Triple G Express Inc. – Byron
- USA Truck Inc. – Jon Yeager;
- US Xpress Inc. – Karen and Richard
Black (a husband and wife team); and
- YRC Freight – Steve Fields
"ATA has stepped up to help provide drivers with sanitizer and
face coverings so they can continue to do their job safely, as well
as working with federal and state officials to ensure they have
access to the facilities they need to keep delivering critical
freight to hospitals, markets and homes," said ATA Executive
Vice President of Industry Affairs Elisabeth Barna. "It has been so gratifying
to see these professionals get the recognition they deserve from
across the country, including at today's White House event."
American Trucking Associations is the
largest national trade association for the trucking industry.
Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations
and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of
the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight.
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations