American Trucking Associations trucking policy experts met with three members of the National Transport Commission Australia on July 1 to discuss commonalities and challenges the trucking industry faces in each country. Representatives of both delegations talked about the need for increased infrastructure funding and the obstacles to increasing taxes. Other presentation topics included fuel economy standards and higher productivity vehicles, as well as economic indicators that track the health of the trucking industry.
The Australian visitors included NTC Chief Executive Nick Dimopoulos, Chair Greg Martin, and head of engineering and productivity Jose Arredondo. SVP of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Dave Osiecki, VP of Security and Operations Martin Rojas, VP and Environmental Counsel Glen Kedzie, Director of Highway Operations Darrin Roth, and Economist Tavio Headley represented ATA.