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Stakeholders from the moving and storage industries have been made part of two groups that American Trucking Associations’ executive committee recently voted to create.
The Moving and Storage Conference and the Moving and Storage Council will expand the trucking federation’s presence in that industry sector, ATA announced Aug. 19.
Over the next several months, representatives from ATA and American Moving and Storage Association will be tasked with leading the transition process of creating the Moving and Storage Conference for carriers. Additionally, the Moving and Storage Council will be designed to offer training, certification and leadership programs.
“ATA was honored that leaders in the moving and storage industry would consider joining our federation as a conference, and today’s vote is the next step in that process,” ATA President Chris Spear said. “By welcoming these leaders into the ATA family, we will be in a stronger position to represent the interests of our industry at both the state and federal level. This new, larger and stronger organization will be better able to serve our members.”
ATA Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express and Southeastern Motor Freight, said, “In joining with this critical industry sector, we look forward to strengthening our combined reach and impact.”
Paxton Van Lines Chief Operating Officer Bill Paxton echoed the sentiment.
“The opportunity to join the ATA federation will benefit small and independent moving and storage companies as well as large van lines,” Paxton said. “The moving and storage industry shares ATA’s commitment to advocate for highway safety before members of Congress and regulatory agencies. Bringing the moving industry into the ATA federation will strengthen its reach and impact.”
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