ATA president and CEO Walter B. McCormick, Jr. and representatives of five ATA-member small carriers joined President Bush, congressional leaders and business executives at a White House ceremony to rally support for the Bush Administration's proposed income tax cut Friday.
"The men and women of trucking strongly believe that when the government sees a surplus, the folks who paid for it should get some of that money back in the form of lower taxes,” McCormick said. “We are honored that we were asked to stand with President Bush and help make the case for tax relief at this critical time."
Accompanying McCormick to the White House were Sharon Koch, owner of K&J Trucking, Donna Rae Weinrich, president of Weinrich Truck Line, Charles Whittington, president of Grammer Industries, Vernon Garner, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group, and Barbara Jean Windsor, CEO of Hahn Transportation.
"These ATA members are increasingly concerned over continuing softness in the economy and the fact that we're transporting less freight than we were a year ago," McCormick said. "If American workers get to keep more of their hard-earned wages, then we can jumpstart the U.S. economy and get our trucks moving again."
ATA is a member of the Tax Relief Coalition, a national organization of business associations formed to support across-the-board tax relief.