Chris Spear

Government, Business

ATA President Chris Spear Sees Progress in 2019 on Infrastructure, Workforce Development

Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear will deliver a state-of-the-industry report at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 29. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said he likes the direction trucking is going and credits tax cuts for breathing new life into the economy, sparking investment and giving President Donald Trump leverage to negotiate new trade deals.

Daniel P. Bearth and Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporters
October 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Leaders Meet With IRU in Geneva, Discuss Industry’s Future

Daimler autonomous truck Daimler autonomous truck. (Daimler AG)

Trucking industry leaders from around the world are facing many of the same issues as their counterparts in the United States, including the emergence of advanced driver-assistance systems and combating a persistent shortage of drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

ATA President Chris Spear Critical of Trucking Omission in Autonomous-Vehicle Bills

ATA President Chris Spear Sue Hensley/Transport Topics

Legislation before Congress that would establish a regulatory landscape for autonomous cars while not addressing trucks does not reflect the realities of the driving landscape and will fall short on safety, the president of American Trucking Associations said Dec. 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Visits Trump at White House

Trucking industry leaders and America's Road Team Captains visit President Trump at the White House on March 23, 2017.

March 23, 2017

Spear Says Technology, Policy Can Advance Trucking Agenda

Mario Olivero/AASHTO

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear, during a flurry of presentations last week, touted the federation’s efforts to tap into technological innovation and to work with the Trump administration to achieve policy goals.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
Eric Miller and David Elfin | Staff Reporters
March 6, 2017
Government, Business

Sen. Cory Booker Still Wants HOS Provision Removed From Funding Bill

Office of Sen. Cory Booker

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on a Senate trucking subcommittee said he is hopeful Republican leaders will be forced to remove a provision in a short-term funding bill that would clarify an hours-of-service rule for truckers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016

Chris Spear Says State of Trucking Strong, but Victories Needed in Washington

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — In his first State of the Industry address, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said trucking is strong, but he acknowledged its future is uncertain without industry leadership, unity and an “aggressive pursuit” of winning results.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2016

ATA Plots Future Course

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — The more than 2,500 attendees of this year’s Management Conference & Exhibition arrived here with the expectation of gaining insight on how American Trucking Associations’ new leadership team will set the industry’s course.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
October 10, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Spear: Industry Is Strong, But Unity Is Imperative

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — In his first state of the industry address to American Trucking Associations membership, ATA President Chris Spear said trucking’s state is strong, but its future is uncertain without leadership, unity and "an aggressive pursuit of results."

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016

ATA President Spear: 'We Need to Get in the Game' With Legislative Efforts

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

INDIANAPOLIS — In his first public speech to members, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear pledged to primarily take on issues that the trucking industry can win in Congress.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2016