The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered its support for President Bush's $1.6 billion tax plan as "a spur to the nation's economic growth."
In a meeting of business leaders with the President, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, and the President's chief Economic Advisor, Lawrence Lindsey, ATA president and CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr. said the trucking industry is committed to advancing the President's goal of returning "hard-earned wages to the American worker."
McCormick delivered a letter of support from ATA to Bush, saying that the tax relief plan would translate into more job security for the nearly 9.7 million men and women working in trucking-related jobs.
"The ATA stands ready to actively work to advance your goal of returning hard-earned wages to the American worker," McCormick said.