Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry Donates $100,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

Washington, DC – [October 6, 2014] – Today, at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual conference, the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT1) announced a $100,000 donation to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF).

TMAF – launched in March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY – is an industry-wide image and internal education initiative informing policy makers, motorists and the public about the benefits of the trucking industry to help build a groundswell of political and grassroots support necessary to strengthen and grow the industry.

“We couldn’t be happier to continue our partnership with Trucking Moves America Forward,” said ACT1 president John Conkin. “Positioning our industry in a positive light is one instance where the entire industry can come together. It is essential for our fellow industry leaders to get on board and join the movement.”

In addition to ACT1, TMAF has been bolstered by significant financial contributions from ATA, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Great West Casualty Company, Pilot Flying J, Trucking Associations Executive Council and Jack Cooper Transport. TMAF has also received support from industry leaders such as National Tank Truck Carriers, National Auto Dealers Association, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and Truckload Carriers Association and in-kind donations from Randall-Reilly, Love’s Travel Stops, Transport Topics, MAXIM, Overdrive Magazine, Commercial Carrier Journal and Heavy Duty Trucking.

“As we increase our presence in and outside of the trucking industry, support from industry leaders like ACT1 is crucial to our continued growth,” said Mike Card, co-chairman of the TMAF Fundraising Committee and president of Combined Transport. “ACT1 has been on board with TMAF from the start of this movement and is one of the cornerstones in this movement.”

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