Episode 128: Safety Policy and the American Trucking Associations

One of the great things about the trucking industry is the strong associations that exist, those bodies that act as a conduit between the federal government and the agencies and our industry, our truck drivers, our carriers.

Truck drivers may operate relatively safely, spending the majority of their time on their own in their secure cabs, but many of the truck drivers who remained operational during the recent pandemic were delivering assistance to those directly affected by COVID-19 and to high risk places such as grocery stores.

So what has the ATA (American Trucking Association) been doing to help truckers, to keep them safe throughout these trying times? And how has the recent pandemic helped elevate the profile of truckers and the trucking industry?

Joining Chad to discuss all this and more is Dan Horvath, the Vice President of Safety Policy from the American Trucking Associations.

While safety is the main topic of conversation, Dan also shares insights into the conversations that the ATA have been having throughout the crisis as well as what changes, if any, they’re planning for the future. Not to mention the time truckers got a shout out from POTUS.


  • The role of associations in trucking
  • How the ATA work with their state partners
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the ATA
  • How COVID has changed the ATA’s relationship with legislators
  • Ways the public can support trucking


  • www.trucking.org
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Dan Horvath – LinkedIn
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