TAM News-May 1, 2019

TAM meets with Governor Baker to discuss Rolling Stock

The Trucking Association of Massachusetts (TAM) remains at work attempting to advance the association’s rolling stock initiative.  Last week, TAM President Steve Normandin, Legislative Chairman Ed Rodricks, Board Member Andrew Boyle, Executive Director Kevin Weeks as well as Chris Spear, President & CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) met with Governor Charlie Baker, House Minority Leader Brad Jones and the Governor’s Legislative Director Kaitlyn Sprague to discuss both the rolling stock issue and the future of financing the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure.  On rolling stock, the Governor remains committed to making the Commonwealth friendly to the growth of industries like trucking that provide good jobs and support the growth of other industries.  In particular, the Governor appreciated the fact that the removal of the rolling stock tax will lead to an increase in cleaner and safer trucks being used within the Commonwealth.  On transportation infrastructure, TAM representatives reiterated the importance of including the trucking industry as part of any and all conversations around the issue of funding the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure. Already, TAM is proud to have been named part of the Massachusetts Business Coalition on Transportation, which was started by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as a means of coalescing key sectors behind a transportation initiative.  TAM will continue to carry its message about its role as the backbone of the Massachusetts economy throughout the legislative session. 

To learn more about the Massachusetts Business Coalition on Transportation, please visit: https://www.bostonchamber.com/about-us/media-center/statewide-and-regional-business-associations-form-coalition-to-promote-a-statewide-business-transportation-agenda

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