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Trucking Moves America Forward Supports 2017 Infrastructure Week

| May 16, 2017

Infrastructure repair

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) will be an official affiliate of Infrastructure Week in 2017, held May 15-19.

It consists of a series of events, education, and advocacy efforts aimed at highlighting infrastructure as a key policy issue nationwide, and 2017 will mark the third year TMAF has supported the effort.

“When poor infrastructure slows down trucking, it slows down all of America,” said Kevin Burch, co-chairman of TMAF, president of Jet Express, Inc., and chairman of American Trucking Associations. “With our 3.5 million drivers traveling 279.1 billion miles annually to deliver the goods that our towns and cities need to thrive, trucking is directly impacted by poor roads, bridges and tunnels. That’s why we’re proud to once again support Infrastructure Week and bring this issue to the forefront of national policy conversations.”

TMAF advocates for infrastructure spending that improves the highway networks most critical to the movement of freight and interstate travel, while also prioritizing the safety of the motoring public. TMAF supports action from lawmakers at the state and federal levels to close the nation’s infrastructure investment gap. Truck drivers depend on structurally sound and safe roads to deliver America’s goods safely.

TMAF is joining more than 150 organizations in all – from the public, private, and non-profit sectors – to raise awareness around the need to invest in the infrastructure that makes up the backbone of the United States. The theme of this year’s Infrastructure Week is: It’s #TimeToBuild.

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