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March 14, 2017

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— 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:

“It’s been more than 25 years since we last upgraded the efficiency of our highway network. The time is now to make technology and policy changes to bring about greater safety and efficiency. In the short-run, Twin 33s will move more freight with fewer trucks, reducing congestion, accidents, and emissions. In the long-run, fostering innovation and investment will further enhance efficiency and stimulate the economy.

“We thank Chairman Fischer and her colleagues for prioritizing this important conversation. We look forward to working with the Committee during the remainder of the year to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of goods around the country.”

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About Americans for Modern Transportation

Americans for Modern Transportation represents the nation’s largest shippers, deliverers, and retailers who are committed to improving the safety and efficiency of America’s transportation system and modernizing the delivery of products across the country. The coalition’s founding members include Amazon, American Highway Users Alliance, Carbon War Room, Estes Express Lines, FedEx, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, International Foodservice Distributors Association, International Warehouse Logistics Association, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation, National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, North American Council For Freight Efficiency, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Securing America’s Future Energy, Sysco, The National Industrial Transportation League, ULINE, UPS, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, and YRCW.

Visit americansformoderntransportation.org and follow @amtcoalition on Twitter for more information.