ATA Welcomes House Passage of Customs Reauthorization

Cross-Border Bill Will Boost Trucking Efficiency, Security

Dec 15, 2015, 10:33 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations praised the House of Representatives for passing a Customs reauthorization that improves the safety, security and efficiency of cross-border trucking and urges the Senate to quickly follow suit.

"Trucks move the majority of freight between the U.S. and its neighbors Mexico and Canada," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "This compromise bill will help move that commerce safely and efficiently across those borders and we urge not only its quick passage, but urge President Obama to sign it into law."

Among the key provisions for trucking including improvements to Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and the Customs process generally, including exempting residue in bulk cargo containers from full duty requirements.

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. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward 

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