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Talking Workforce at the White House

Against the backdrop of three Class 8 trucks on the South Lawn of the White House, representatives from trucking joined President Biden and other leaders on April 4 to tout the administration’s progress on industry workforce initiatives.

President Biden said the programs, “allow aspiring drivers to earn while they learn, while making this essential job more attractive to potential drivers regardless of age, background and gender.”

Last month, the American Trucking Associations signed an historic agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor establishing the association as an official registered apprenticeship sponsor. As a USDOL-recognized sponsor at the national level, ATA can now provide its member-companies the ability to offer apprenticeships to job applicants while ATA and its partner FASTPORT—a USDOL intermediary specializing in transportation and logistics—administers the program for the participating companies.

“This long-sought designation provides our member companies valuable new tools and resources to help recruit and train the next generation of trucking talent,” said ATA President Chris Spear. “We thank and commend President Biden, Secretary Walsh and Secretary Buttigieg for their commitment to the men and women of trucking who keep America moving forward.”

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
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Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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