ATA president to Congress: Find sustainable highway funding

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves testifies before House Ways & Means Committee.

On June 17, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves told members of the House Ways and Means Committee that Congress must act quickly to find a sustainable funding source for the Highway Trust Fund. In his testimony, Graves focused on the needs of the U.S. highways system, noting that Interstate congestion alone cost the trucking industry $9.2 billion in 2013 and wasted more than 141 million hours – the equivalent of 51,000 drivers sitting idle for a full working year. See Graves testimony below.