Tolleson, AZ – The Arizona Trucking Association Political Action Committee is proud to announce its first round of legislative endorsements for the 2016 Primary Election. The following recommendations are determined after reviewing candidate’s surveys, voting records and interaction with our membership, if applicable.
These candidates have shown an understanding and support for issues important to the trucking industry and our economy. The trucking industry is critically important to Arizona’s success. Arizona’s economy is hurt if we cannot do our job of delivering goods, materials, and equipment to their intended destination. In order to do that we need a reliable work environment that includes: safe roads free from congestion and a friendly business environment.
The Arizona Trucking Association is a trade association that serves as the primary voice of the trucking industry in Arizona. In 2013, the trucking industry in Arizona provided 102,230 jobs or one out of 21 in the state. Total trucking industry wages paid in Arizona in 2013 exceeded $4.5 billion. Trucks transported 92 percent of total manufactured tonnage in the state in 2010 or 355,988 tons per day. 85 percent of Arizona communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.