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Americans for Modern Transportation

Enhanced Safety

Safety is the top priority, and must be pursued through continued workforce development and driver education, the adoption of safe driving technologies and roadway improvements.

Sustainability Improvements

Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT) supports efforts to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. More efficient transportation will improve environmental quality and strengthen our economic and national security.

Technology Upgrades

Exploration of smart and adaptive vehicle technologies, such as vehicle-to-infrastructure communications systems and other safety technologies, should be supported and incorporated in new advanced trucking equipment.

Mission Statement

Improving both the safety and efficiency of our transportation system is essential to meeting the on-demand needs of the modern business and consumer. We will advocate for policies that modernize the delivery of products and consumer goods to businesses and consumers across the country.

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Blog & News

Setting The Record Straight On Twin 33 Trailers

Earlier this week, during the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security hearing on truck safety, testimony incorrectly represented the potential safety and operational impacts of the widespread use of Twin 33 trailers, which are already allowed on portions of highways in 20 states nationwide.

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Americans For Modern Transportation Letter To Chairman Thune And The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

The 115th Congress has a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for a modern American infrastructure system. The opportunity is also there to make sure that the vehicles on our nation’s roads and highways are safer by focusing on policies that will enhance truck technologies, roadway improvements and workforce development. We urge the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to support these types of investments and common-sense policies that will enhance safety as well as spur economic growth and job creation.

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LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT: From One-Click Buy To One-Click Ship

In 2017, we hope Congress can pair infrastructure investment with regulatory reforms that will enable the industry to continue serving Americans across the country. The lack of consistent and adequate investment in the nation’s infrastructure has created a system that can’t keep up with demand. However, the gap can’t be closed by just repaving roads, and it’s critical that Congress identifies technology and policy changes that can further unlock efficiency.

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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: AMT Reaction To Truck Safety Hearing

Ahead of today’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security hearing, “Continuing to Improve Truck Safety on our Nation’s Highways,” the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition released the following statement from spokesperson Melissa Manson.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Study Finds Twin-33s Improve Highway Safety, Overall Efficiency, And Sustainability

Today, the Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT) coalition released a new study which finds that widespread adoption of Twin 33 foot trailers boosts safety and efficiency for American drivers, consumers, and businesses. Conducted by 35-year traffic safety researcher Dr. Ronald Knipling, the study finds safety is enhanced by increasing the stability of trailers on the road, reducing truck miles driven by 3.1 billion, and enabling better enforcement of standards for all trucks.

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