American Trucking Associations leaders hailed an agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada that paves the way for USMCA’s ratification in Congress.
“Now with a clear path to USMCA’s ratification, this is an historic victory for truck drivers, motor carriers and the entire American economy,” said ATA President Chris Spear. “The vast majority of trade in North America moves on truck, with $772 billion worth of goods crossing our borders with Mexico and Canada every year. USCMA will provide the certainty our industry needs while ensuring the United States remains competitive on the world stage.
“In a Washington that has been gridlocked by partisan politics, this is a great example of what is possible in creating consensus around good policy. Truckers and our economy depend on good policymaking, and this bipartisan agreement is a reminder of how government can make our lives and businesses stronger. I thank President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, and all who have put disagreements aside to achieve this historic agreement.”
ATA Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc, New Orleans LA, added: “Trade is a tremendous driver of revenue and creator of jobs in trucking, which is why passing USMCA has been so important to our industry. Trade with our two closest neighbors supports nearly 90,000 Americans in trucking-related jobs and generates $12.62 billion in annual revenue for our industry. As USMCA deepens our economic ties, we expect these figures--like our economies--to continue to increase.”