Farm Haulers to Meet in D.C. Area

The Agricultural Transporters Conference will hold its first legislative and leadership convention June 14-15 at American Trucking Associations offices in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va.

The ATC, which represents transporters of agricultural and related products, will discuss issues ranging from trends in the industry to hours-of-service regulations and weight-distance regulations.

"We are holding the meeting at both ATA facilities because a lot of our members have never visited ATA, yet they are dues payers," Fletcher R. Hall, the group's executive director, said. "We want them to see what we, as an association, do for them in Washington."

The meeting will feature a panel discussion on "Future Trends in Agricultural Transportation" that will include James Schaub, an agricultural economist for the Department of Agriculture, and Keith A. Klindworth of Marketing and Transportation Analyst Group.

Hall said the time was ripe for the group to hold the meeting, especially with a presidential election approaching.

The Agricultural Transporters Conference was founded in 1995 as a division of ATA.